About Gekko

The idea for Gekko was hatched in 2012. Joris and Tijs found the online accounting options for freelancers severely lacking. Lots of unconnected apps, boring tasks and forms costing freelancers valuable time they would rather spend on their actual work.

So in 2013 they started Gekko: the easiest way to keep track of your finances online. The team was quickly expanded with Vlad and Chema and the current team consist of six people working on new services and features that aim to simplify how freelancers do business.

The team

The people behind Gekko

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Joris Docter

Joris has a financial background and worked for companies such as Philips and ING. As product owner he is responsible for the operational side of development as well as the user experience.

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Vlad Lep

Vlad holds a Master in Software Engineering and researched Artificial Intelligence at CERN. He is pasionate about algorithms and likes finding solutions for difficult problems. With several years of background in working within small companies, at Gekko he is managing the web development.

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Chema Valle

Chema has an MSc in Computer Engineering and a design background. His career has been focused on mobile applications & games. He is interested in user interfaces & interactions. At Gekko as Lead Mobile Developer & Designer he is responsible for the mobile team.

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Tudor Paun

Tudor has a Master in Aerospace Engineering. He worked at Shell and Airbus among others before starting with Gekko. He is now mainly responsible for the backend development at Gekko.

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Xavier Doming

Xavi has experience on the IT consultancy area. He worked for one of the major IT consultancy agencies and also as a freelancer helping other companies to success with their IT challenges. At Gekko he is responsible for the Android app.

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Bibi Altink

Bibi is trained as a Neuroscientist and photographer. She has worked mainly for small companies, startups and as a freelancer for her own company. She uses her qualities now at Gekko for Marketing & Communication and contact with users. She enjoys improving the customer experience and developing new ideas.

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Julius Heyning

Julius has a background in business administration and has been actively involved in different startups and scaleups. He has worked and studied in 5 countries on 3 continents. At Gekko Julius is repsonsible for the growth strategy and partnerships with external parties.

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Enrique Martínez

Enrique has a computer science background and has an interest for the human side of technology. He has worked on the foundational and growing stages of many projects. Nowadays web technologies and user experience are his main areas of focus. At Gekko he is responsable for web technologies.

Investing in Gekko

The fast growing network that helps freelancers and organizations to manage their administration, while saving time and reducing costs.

Interested in the Gekko concept? We can always talk. Get in touch info@getgekko.com

Contact

For questions and coffee

Gekko is headquartered in the fine city of Amsterdam with our offices located in lively De Pijp area. We also have opened a branch in the city of Barcelona, Spain. We much enjoy hearing your feedback over a cup of coffee, but do call ahead :)