Profile - Christoph Janz - Pageflackes

Christoph is a co-founder and the Chief Product Officer of Pageflakes and has more than ten years of experience in designing software applications and Internet services for consumers. As Pageflakes’ CPO, he drives the company’s product vision and focuses on creating exceptional end user experiences and delivering continuous innovation.

Pageflakes was founded in Germany in 2006, funded by Benchmark Capital and operates out of San Francisco, California. Pageflakes is revolutionizing how we use the Internet, making it easy to customize the Internet using “flakes” – small, movable versions of Web favorites, which can be arranged on a personal homepage, functioning as an effective information dashboard. Flakes are available for thousands of uses and interests, including news, sports, e-mail, local events, search, photos, music, videos – even interactive tools such as calendars and to-do lists. Hari Gottipati of O’Reilly and Barbara Krasnoff of Information Week picked Pageflakes as the Ajax king in the “webtop” category – ahead of Google and Microsoft.

Back in 1997, Christoph co-founded German Internet startup, one of the first comparison shopping services which got funded by Bertelsmann and has later been acquired by Before and after that he was involved in various software projects and Internet startups. Christoph frequently posts on Pageflakes’ blog and occasionally on his private blog.


(Source: Media in Transition 2007)