The Erlio GmbH is a Swiss company founded by André Fatton and André Graf back in 2012 with the aim to bring more color to Switzerlands gray software landscape. Since then the Erl.io team consulted enterprise customers in the telecom and energy sector in designing, developing, and deploying large scale messaging applications. The lessons-learned from the collaboration with the customers and the insights into multiple industries allow Erl.io to think about own products that enable their customers to transform their businesses. Many abondoned ideas and prototypes later they now strive to bring the most scalable messaging platform to life, VerneMQ.
Born in Biel/Bienne, university education in mathematics and computer science, degree in philosophy and music. Non academic and down to earth, I'm interested in people and their ideas above all. Interested in small, big and open data, and functional programming. Worked in databases, system administration, the music business and journalism.
My career started as a business guy always being curious about the internals of computers and software. Soon after graduating commercial college I switched sectors and started to study computer science. Besides of owning a company I am interested in distributed systems research, programming languages, live concerts, and surfing.
Lars has more than 15 years of experience developing successful systems for various industries such as telecoms, reinsurance and banks. In 2010 he came across Erlang and was immediately hooked and has since focused on building and studying large scale, distributed systems. He likes his code clean and the tests green. In his spare time he likes to go rock climbing.