PowerFolder – the way from the start-up to the professional class
Many great inventions have been born out of necessity. While studying business information technology, PowerFolder inventor Christian Sprajc wanted to easily exchange study documents with his fellow students, but without having to awkwardly send them backwards and forwards by email. As the right program for the task did not exist at the time, today’s PowerFolder CEO decided to write it himself. After a 40-hour coding marathon, the first prototype was ready. And, having already thought about it all in a practical and pragmatic way, he also made the software project his dissertation topic – killing two birds with one stone.
With a degree and a completed, functioning product in the bag, to boot, Christian Sprajc took the road to self-employment with PowerFolder. It all started with humble beginnings – a small apartment in Dusseldorf, although the motto was “Think Big”. The first customers in 2009 included the French Fortune 500 company Bolloré and the “Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers” – better known by the abbreviation ICANN. Even in those early days, Bernhard Rutkowsky, now responsible for marketing, support and web development, was already on board.