Launched as just a free download for private users. Today Mikogo is so much more…
More than 3,000 companies use Mikogo for their online business meetings.
There are over 3 million Mikogo meetings every year around the world.
Mikogo is an innovative and easy-to-use yet powerful online meeting software solution for companies to host web conferences, online presentations and remote support sessions. Today, thousands of companies use Mikogo every day for reliable and intuitive online meetings.
The origins of Mikogo can be traced back to 2003 when Erik Boos and Mark Zondler, our founders, were traveling regularly for meetings across Germany. Unfortunately at times, traveling to a one-hour meeting involved a seven-hour return trip! Things needed to change. Immediately.
They wasted no more time. They converted their apartments into make-shift offices and their lives became a mix of market research, coffee and late nights. A hard road to success – but at least they didn’t have to travel far for their daily meetings together!
Mikogo (which is a Swahili word meaning “to show/display”) was first launched as a freeware desktop sharing solution giving everyone access to online meetings for free. Suddenly tens-of-thousands of businesses were turning to the Mikogo technology. In order to meet the high demand from the business world, we repositioned Mikogo as a freemium product by adding premium award-winning capabilities for companies, while still offering a free solution for private users.
What started out as two friends with an idea to simplify their own lives, has turned into a successful company servicing over 3,000 corporate customers worldwide plus a free user base of over 1 million people.
We set out to provide the most intuitive and simple yet powerful online meeting solution. Today Mikogo delivers an innovative solution that is changing the way businesses meet online. We focus our efforts on creating an elegant piece of software that leaves first time users saying, “I never knew it could be this easy”. And by adding the freemium component, we achieved the goal of providing a free desktop sharing solution to everyone.
What makes us different is that we don’t just preach our product capabilities – we stand by them. We use Mikogo on a daily basis to get our own work done and this is demonstrated by our geographically dispersed team: Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Canada,… – could you be next? Join our Team.
Mikogo has made online meetings as easy and accessible as possible. As technology rapidly changes and improves, we will continue to create value for our customers by developing new and innovative collaboration capabilities to provide even easier and greater forms of online meetings.
Mark aims to create an awesome product and build a great team and culture. He’s trying to connect the dots, hold everything together and make sure everyone’s on the same page. On a sunny weekend you might find him sailing on a lake near Munich or flipping burgers.
Erik is passionate about making Mikogo a bigger success every day. He aims to strengthen Mikogo's market position by establishing and maintaining important external relationships with key partners and customers as well as by driving new product initiatives. When not working on the future of Mikogo, Erik can be found trail running and mountaineering.
Takes care of the Mikogo customers, 1st level support and sales organization. Taking care of people in a more culinary way is her favorite hobby. She is famous for her sour roast with potato dumplings – Yeah, Germans actually cook more “sour” stuff other than just sauerkraut… (and it’s yummy!)
Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, Devan is our token Canuck and Account Manager for North America. When he's not assisting customers and closing new accounts, Devan can be found downhill longboarding, rock climbing, and writing music. Just don't ask him to sing for you, trust me.
Sandra likes to spend her free time with a good book or with friends over coffee. Since she hails from Switzerland, she is a passionate snowboarder in winter and spends her summers by a lake or out and about in nature. She also enjoys traveling, even if it's just for a short weekend trip.
Annika likes to write for Mikogo and take care of our customers in sales and 1st level support. Apart from writing, she loves books, movies, games – anything with a good story. When she’s not glued to her Kindle, she occasionally ventures outside for a bike ride.
Matthias is responsible for Mikogo’s product development. He is as solid as a rock and if you don't find him in the office, he is probably off to a loud concert. He enjoys tasting new Italian cuisine, driving Japanese cars and flying Irish airlines.
As a Mikogo senior developer but also as a “World of Tanks” high commander, Ion shares his computer hours between daily office source code builds and nightly online tank battles. In the Mikogo Team his battlefield is the Mikogo technology and its reliability. At home, he enjoys playing with his son and when his wife “the general” allows him, he leads tanks into online battles.
Born in the early 80s, Marcel grew up in a time full of good music and cool IT developments. He doesn’t only study IT and business development, he lives it. Here at Mikogo, he is responsible for the IT Infrastructure and delivery of the Mikogo service. In his leisure time, he is still responsible for the IT Infrastructure and delivery of the Mikogo service.
Lukasz is the company web developer but you may mistake him for a magician! He is an expert in juggling multiple web development tasks for not one but many different projects/products. And he hasn't dropped one yet! Outside of the office, Lukasz is a petrolhead who enjoys racing cars from his sofa.
Christiane takes care of all critical daily Mikogo office duties which Mark & Erik either do not have enough time for or do not want to do ;-) Besides her job, she loves to bake up a storm with her two great kitchen aids: a red Artisan Mixer and her little daughter!
Always contributing ideas from a technical, business and a social point of view, Hemalatha is in charge of testing all new software developments and delivering a quality product. Out of the office, it’s all about traveling and mingling with different cultures while experimenting with Indian and other continental cuisine at home with family.
Watch this space! Johannes is building the future of global video conferencing with WebRTC, which will take the next generation of Mikogo to new heights. When the weather is clear, he hits heights of a different nature: snowboarding alpine pists. Later he churns out homemade tunes of what he labels 'electronic music'.
Marc is a fan of trains and spends his time away from work riding trains or bikes. During office hours, he is hard at work with WebRTC and related technologies. Recently he adopted the name "Felix" in the office, because "Marc" and "Mark" led to confusing conference calls and "Marc" could not answer all questions directed at "Mark" :-)
Having grown up in the era of RTS and First Person Shooter games, Sören's life took him deep into the IT world and led to impressive training and skills development as an IT specialist. He is responsible for the smooth operation of the Mikogo IT infrastructure and the office jokes. His spare time is spent in video games, movie cinemas, beer gardens, or with his girlfriend.
Fabian is being trained as an IT specialist at Mikogo. While doing his best to compete for Marcel's attention, he wants to learn simply everything there is to know about IT. In his spare time, he likes to compete in a different field: training for his black belt in karate.
Born in the Ukraine and studied software engineering, Daniel is a perfectionist by nature and a software developer by trade. This combination makes Daniel a code writing machine! Simply the sight of redundant, messy code drives Daniel to spend his time improving his skills and deliver the cleanest code available.
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