We work hard to empower creators for tomorrow's digital future.

About Us

The Berlin-based blockchain startup license.rocks GmbH is one of the leading providers of NFT publishing solutions for brands. Since its founding in 2017, license.rocks has been using blockchain technology to protect, prove and trade property and licensing rights. It became obvious that in particular software licensing has become the first use case for license.rocks. Since then, they have expanded their subject area and include license management for any digital and physical products using Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). 


With its "low-code" approach, the NFT publishing technology offers the individualized creation of smart contracts without programming knowledge which can be flexibly used for various industries. In addition, merchandising articles based on the NFTs can be automatically distributed in over 170 countries via a direct connection. Therefore, brand manufacturers have the opportunity to further exploit the potential of their brand with decentralized technologies and to make their customers co-creators of their company via new incentive systems and collaboration models, while creating a bridge to the new digital world (Metaverse) at the same time.

license.rocks was among the top 10 startups at the German Founder's Award in 2020 and was among others awarded the Deep Tech Award (cat. Blockchain) as well as the DIN-Connect Award. Companies from the music, fashion, sports, art and culture industries rely on license.rocks' solutions.

 

 

 

 

team-story

Who we are? 

We are seasoned veterans in the software management space and are able to draw on more than 25 years of experience in the sector.

Daud Zulfacar

Daud Zulfacar

Managing Director | Product & Vision

Co-founder Daud formerly served as a software product manager, in a role that saw him work across several business silos. His position involved building and launching departments before handing the newly created divisions over to a fresh management team. A serial entrepreneur and devoted networker, Daud has launched startups in a variety of sectors, including community, design, fashion, food and proptech. Daud is a co-founder of Factory Berlin’s Blockchain Brunch, a hub for networking in the capital’s nascent crypto scene, and an active supporter of Berlin Blockchain Week as well as a founding member of BerChain e.V

Frank Bartels

Frank Bartels

Managing Director | Business & Production

Co-founder Frank headed the service division at his previous company, leading the Berlin office as a member of the management group. He formerly served in the license management space at Siemens and has extensive IT project management skills. Frank has an incisive and holistic view of the software asset management sector. He oversaw the successful launch of a price comparison website for IT hardware products and helps organise the Berlin Project Management Camp (#PMCAMPBER).

Co-founder Frank headed the service division at his previous company, leading the Berlin office as a member of the management group. He formerly served in the license management space at Siemens and has extensive IT project management skills. Frank has an incisive and holistic view of the software asset management sector. He oversaw the successful launch of a price comparison website for IT hardware products and helps organise the Berlin Project Management Camp (#PMCAMPBER).

Co-founder Frank headed the service division at his previous company, leading the Berlin office as a member of the management group. He formerly served in the license management space at Siemens and has extensive IT project management skills. Frank has an incisive and holistic view of the software asset management sector. He oversaw the successful launch of a price comparison website for IT hardware products and helps organise the Berlin Project Management Camp (#PMCAMPBER).

Artur Chmaro

Artur Chmaro

CTO | Dev & Infrastructure

Our CTO is a Full Stack Developer that always stays curious. He loves to share his knowledge and learn from others. Artur's beloved technologies are Ruby and React.In his previous job positions he obtained several team leading positions always delivering on time and being a valuable sparring partner for any business unit to understand possible implementations.He strongly believes that someday Blockchain technology (not cryptocurrencies!) along with wise decentralization will change the world into a better place. In his leisure time, he runs a website about online games and hosts a tiny podcast about esports.

How we work?

We are working in a transparent way always focusing on the customer benefit. Although we love the technology, we don’t try to convince anyone to use blockchain technologies if the use case doesn’t add extra value.

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