Opportunity is Now

beacon-enabled locations as of Jan 2015

compatible smartphones as of Jan 2015

shoppers willing to receive local notifications from trusted brands

engagement rate on ubudu first live trials

About ubudu

Innovating in mobile location-based technologies since 2011.

Founding Team

A friendship story which started some 30 years ago... (and we're not that old!)

Francois Kruta


François co-founded ubudu and oversees many matters including R&D and finance.

He previously was a leader in McKinsey's Business Technology in Milan and Paris, with deep expertise on value creation with IT, service and operating model optimizations especially within Financial and IT services.

He also was a co-founding engineer at Ezlogin, in the Bay Area then in France. Ezlogin was acquired in 2000 by 724 Solutions, a mobile service software leader.

François is an engineer and graduated from Telecom ParisTech in 1998.

Thomas Saphir


Thomas co-founded ubudu, and takes care of all things business : sales, marketing and bizdev

Before that, he held various strategy global positions at Nokia, including strategic collaboration with Microsoft and Europe sales operations.

He also was a consultant at Accenture, with specific expertise on marketing transformation through CRM and web technologies.

He started his career in 1997 as a pioneer in web software engineering, after graduating from Ecole Centrale Paris. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD.