We’re Humanitec

Humanitec is a software engineering company based in Berlin. Our team is building a platform to automate the continuous delivery process for Kubernetes-native applications. We believe that every developer in a team should be able to deploy apps to cloud resources without having to learn all the technical details and that DevOps experts should focus on what really matters and not on repetitive tasks. Our overall goal is to develop an open DevOps API to master Continuous Delivery.

A united mission

Humanitec was founded to solve the developer challenges that matter to us. We deeply believe our industry can do better in simplifying and designing team workflows that are more focused, automated, less distracting, and designed with a zero vendor lock-in effect.

Open Source

Our team actively contributes to open source communities, and we give back to the community wherever possible. Over the years, we’ve contributed to the Buildly Core, the Buildly Frontend, TolaData, and released work in the area of robot test automation.

Our core values

Our unique culture is at the core of Humanitec. Driven by a shared passion, our team excels when confronted with the challenge of pushing technology beyond its current limits. We’ve defined six core values to guide how we make decisions, hire, and act.

Customer first

User focused to the core. From the developer to the executive we build what you need based on your feedback. We have no reason to exist if we can’t make your life easier.

Open and honest

A culture of open, meaningful and straight-to-the-point communication - the best idea always wins. The only thing that counts is solving the problem.

Driven by impact

What we do matters. We are pushing technology for a better tomorrow.

Don’t waste resources

We spend wisely and responsibly and only if it has a direct impact on our productivity or business.

Be diligent and challenge

To build something truly innovative requires hard work and rigorous attention to detail. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

Fail fast, learn fast

We have a healthy attitude towards failure. We continuously learn and analyze how to get better with every release.

Management team

Katya Eckert

VP People and Strategy at Humanitec


A tech-focused company is only as brilliant as its team. Katya excels at building high-performing teams, a diverse workforce, and internal processes that prevent teams from running into silos. After spending time consulting NGOs and foundations, she built TolaData’s international tech team from the ground up. At Humanitec, she is responsible for all things related to administration, people, and strategy. Katya holds degrees from Zeppelin University, Sciences Po, and IE Business School Madrid.

Kaspar von Grünberg

CEO at Humanitec


Kaspar is the founder of Humanitec. He has spent the last 10 years building and running software companies from retail-applications and door-to-door campaigning technology to monitoring and evaluation for NGOs. His observations of common startup development challenges during this time ultimately became Humanitec’s founding vision. Kaspar focuses on strategic topics as well as sales and marketing. He holds a degree in economics from Humboldt University.

Dr. Christoph C. Richter

COO and Co-Founder at Humanitec


Christoph is passionate about enabling teams to adopt best practices to improve performance and reduce cognitive load. He has spent the last 10 years helping a variety of teams with his small startup, during the time he worked for McKinsey & Company and during his time as a Senior Vice President at XING. At Humanitec, Christoph is responsible for operations and implementation with a strong focus on the user. Christoph holds a PhD in engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chris Stephenson

VP Product & Engineering at Humanitec


Chris is fascinated by the tackling of tough questions in cloud-native developing. He headed the high-performance computing group at Lloyds of London, played several integral roles in building a number of tech-setups, at startups and acted as a product manager at Google working on an internal developer platform used across the company. At Humanitec Chris is responsible for all things technical. He holds a degree in Information and Computer Engineering from the University of Cambridge and also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.