Blockchain, Lifestyle

Kuende: Creating real life experiences

Kuende is the first blockchain fueled hybrid online - offline social network focused on real world gamified challenges
Stage: Ended ICO
KPLs
Employees
32
Team
Pavel Antohe
CEO & Founder
Pavel is an Entrepreneur with four years of experience leading Kuende. He is an Alumnus of Blackbox.vc, a Google-backed Startup Incubator and best known for kick-starting innovation while getting the best out of the people he leads. His drive, energy and passion are known to inspire motivation and focus in those around him. As the Visionary behind Kuende, he studies and forecasts the trends in social media to see opportunities before any of our competitors do. And maybe his most important quality, he has the ability to instantly see features from the user’s perspective. This gives the team a visible goal to work toward and a roadmap to judge their success in creating the Kuende vision.
Legend has it that he has Kuende’s Logo tattooed on his heart.
DAN TUDOR
CFO & CO-FOUNDER
Teddy has over 20 years’ experience in business development, finance, and management. He was our first investor and because of his love for the Kuende vision, he joined the team as a senior manager to oversee daily operations. His work is varied and covers all the vital areas including legal, accounting, financial and acquisitions. Without Teddy, Kuende would not be where it is today.
Legend has it that friends call him WikiBusinessPedia.
Teodor ‘Tony’ Pripoae
CTO & Co-founder Senior Backend Developer
Tony is a software developer with eight years of experience. As our lead developer, he oversees our entire development plan. Most notably, he is one of the pioneers of Ruby on Rails, which makes him a magnet for high quality developers and allows Kuende to recruit talent simply by mentioning his presence here. His focus is on coding and designing backend architectures built for scalability and security.
Legend has it that each of his hands can write different code at the same time.
MIHNEA RAFAILESCU
CDO & CO-FOUNDER
Rafa has more than eight years of experience in web design. His passion for design and gaming has always lead to innovative ideas for our different user interfaces. And his work-ethic has motivated the entire team to do more and over deliver as much as they can. In fact, he is so industrious, he somehow also finds the time to study Computer & Video Games at the School of Arts & Media of the University of Salford International.
Legend has it that he can tell you the RGB of a pixel from a mile away.
DANIEL BUGARIN
CISO
Daniel has almost nine years of experience, working in both software development and information security. He led a world-famous security contest team, penthackon, finishing 5th in the world in 2014. He
joined us after leading the security efforts of eMAG, one of the largest e-commerce companies in Eastern Europe. His sharp security skills, his keen interest in business development and his native analytical skill used for providing practical ideas in regard to any vision made him a valuable member of the team.
Legend has it that he has no vulnerability
Alexandru Tache
Senior Developer
Alex has more than eight years of experience in software development and scalability. He was a Site Reliability Engineer for Google Cloud Persistent Disk and an intern at the Google Production Security Team. All that experience at Google building ultra-reliable and scalable systems has been a gold-mine for Kuende. He always seems to instantly know the best long-term approach to solve any technical problem with minimum cost.
Legend has it that once he touches a platform, it has 100% SLA.
RAZVAN CARSTEA
LEAD MOBILE DEVELOPER
Razvan has over six years of experience in mobile app development. His expertise is in creating highperformance, secure cross-platform apps. And since Kuende is a real-world social “people mobilization” platform, we rely heavily on his skills to reach our final release.
Legend has it that if it’s 10 degrees and non-stop coffee, he won’t ever stop coding.
COSMIN RUSU
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Cosmin has over five years of experience as a software engineer. During his time at Google, he worked on developing and optimizing the algorithm that powers Google Photos. He now uses his Google experience to bring Kuende to the cutting edge of algorithms and optimized backend computation.
Legend has it that he took part in writing the first ever equation.
ADRIAN BOGATU
BACKEND DEVELOPER
With more than 5 years in designing and developing architectural infrastructures, Adrian brings clarity and stability when in comes to scaling and monitoring the internal development processes.
ALISA LAZA
FULL-STACK MOBILE DEVELOPER
Also known as “The Bug-killer”, Alisa has the drive, ambition and skills to always solve the toughest problems when it comes to the mobile apps development.
ANDREI DUMITRA
BACKEND DEVELOPER
Being one of the first Kuende developers, Andrei has witnessed all the changes that the product went through.
ANDREI FLOREA
FULL-STACK MOBILE DEVELOPER
He has more than 6 years experience in software development and specialized in cross-platform and Android frameworks.
ANDREI GHERGHE
FULL-STACK MOBILE DEVELOPER
Even though he is our youngest team member (19 years old), he’s been coding since he was 10. He is very proficient in iOS & QT development and has the capability to team very fast.
ARMANDO DUCAN
CONTENT CURATOR & TESTER
With more than 8 years of experience in game testing, Armando is in charge of testing, tracking and organizing all the bug related tasks.
ANDY BIRO
LEAD DESIGNER
Andi has more than 12 years of experience as a product designer and was a Kuende fan from day 1. He is the first one who took our vision from the notebook sketches phase and transformed it into real dising.
CLAUDIU CISMARU
BACKEND DEVELOPER
Even though Claudiu started his Kuende journey just 1 year ago, he is one of our most productive developers.
EUGEN DORIN
LEAD FRONTEND DEVELOPER
Master of Backbone.js, Eugen is a web technologies enthusiast and our frontend architect.
FELICIA POPA
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Felicia has more than 5 years of experience working in marketing and PR and collaborated with top brands. Ever since she joined the team, we consider her the "voice" of our users.
FREDI RADU
COMMUNITY MANAGER
He is one of the first Kuende believers and has supported us from the very beginning.
MARIAN TARLUNGEANU
FRONTEND DEVELOPER
Marian is a JavaScript specialist and proficient in CSS, Backbone.js and Marionette.js. He is a fast problem solver that always manages to find the most efficient way to approach a task.
MIHAI MUCENICA
CONTENT CURATOR & TESTER
Known as “The Pianist” for testing the apps on 4 devices at once, Mihai is in charge of the QA, QC & Testing department.
STEFAN FLORESCU
FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
He is Kuende’s most recent team member, but this didn’t stopped him to overform! Stefan is a very fast learner and is always curious to explore different baskend and frontend technologies.
VLAD PLATON
BACKEND DEVELOPER
He is the guy you want when you have a complicated problem and want to find a simple and logical solution for it.
Advisors
Fadi Bishara
He is the Founder & CEO of Blackbox, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit working to elevate entrepreneurs across the globe.
Throughout the last 15 years he was an active connector, effectively matching talented technology entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley with venture capital needs across the globe. Fadi is also and angel investor, mentor & business partner to international startup accelerators such as Communitech, Nasscom, SeedCamp, Rockstart, NUMA, iBeta, StartupBootcamp, StartupChile, Enterprise Estonia, Etc.
He is a frequent speaker at incubators & accelerator, tech innovation & startup conferences, education initiatives and related economic development policy discussions around the world.
THOMAS BANGERT
FORMER TRIP ADVISOR, DIGITAL MAVERICK
Thomas graduated with a triple degree in Economics, Marketing and Entrepreneurship from private business school ESC Le Havre/HEC at the end of 1999. He joined Ifyoutravel, a travel start-up funded by LVMH in 2000 as Commercial Manager. In 2011, after a 10 year period as Media Director at lastminute.com, then Europe’s biggest Online Travel Agent, Thomas moved on to become the European Director of Display within Trip Advisor where he was in charge of strategic partnerships with clients such as DMOs, governments, hotel chains, airlines, etc. from all over Europe, but also non-travel partnerships with global telecoms, finance, automotive, etc.
Thomas founded his own consultancy, The Bangert Consultancy, in April 2017 and has successfully grown the business to multiple clients including VTree, Pearlshare, travel audience (part of Amadeus), Oveit, ThinkDigital and Kuende.
He brings with him a vast expertise of digital media, online marketing and business development.
RANA CHAKRABARTI
EXPERIENCE DESIGNER SAP
Rana is an experience designer, which he defines as the business of designing moments.
He has executed turnkey projects for Siemens for a period of five years. Since 2000 he has worked for SAP as a software developer at different levels of seniority in automotive, aerospace & defense, manufacturing and supply chain management domains. Since 2007, he has been a designer with SAP, most of it working on a wide range of strategic projects for the highly influential Design and New Applications unit within SAP.
Since 2015 he has been working closely with SAP’s Chief Design Officer, Sam Yen, as a part of the DesignX
unit, scaling design thinking into SAP’s higher education and business ecosystems.
Rana is actively helping us design the Challenge Framework with the main focus on delivering the best experience to our users.
He is interested in changing human behavior at any scale & scaling interventions into big systems: currently, the U.S Higher Education System.
He also enjoys teaching a plain-English version of the design process to startups and modifying the design process for students on the autism spectrum.
AUREL IANCU
COSMOS VALIDATOR
Aurel is a entrepreneur since 2008 activating in the IT industry. Starting late 2013, he decided to join the global blockchain community and gave up on all projects involved at that time.
Aurel Iancu is also a consultant for an European Blockchain Consultancy firm based in Bucharest, Romania.
Being one of the early adopters and advocates for Ethereum, in 2015, he has successfully lead the operations for building and launching a 1500 GPU mining facility.
Currently he is the CTO and Digital Asset Manager for Dokia Capital and also a Validator at one of the most expected blockchain projects - Cosmos - that will allow different blockchains to interoperate with each other
GEORGE BUNEA
CEO IPSX
George is a computer scientist specialized in cybersecurity, network protocols and Big Data/data acquisition. He recently successfully closed his ICO for the IPSX project.
George has been an entrepreneur since 2008, a long-time blockchain enthusiast and evangelist. He is an experienced trader and a blockchain developer as well.
From the beginning of 2017 he is an investor in traditional and blockchain startups. Outside of his work as a CEO and investor, George dedicate his time to support the blockchain community by sharing the knowledge and experience he has acquired over the years.
MICHAEL TROUT
FOUNDER FOUNDUPS CAPITAL LLC
Michael is the visionary behind Foundups Capital LLC hedge fund for funding and creating Decentralized Autonomous Nonprofit Organization (DANOs) on the blockchain.
One of the early visionaries in the blockchain space Michael worked with the founders of Ethereum way back in 2011/12. He is the creator of Decentralized Autonomous Nonprofit Organization (DANOs) and the Decentralized Crypto Fund for fueling the Foundups Ecosystem.
He is the founder of unDevcon Ethereum Classic’s first global conference held Shanghai 2016. Michael has written extensively on the blockchain and has 100s of videos on Youtube.
ANDREI AVADANEI
CEO BIT SENTINEL
Andrei is the best-known white-hat hacker in Romania. He founded DefCamp – the biggest IT security conference in Central and Eastern Europe, with more than 1400 participants and 60 speakers from over
40 countries. Andrei is also the President of Cyber Security Research Center in Romania, Bucharest. He is certified as OSCE, OSCP and CISA.
In the last two years he was involved in various projects as advisor in blockchain and cybersecurity for core products, fintech, social networks or coin exchanges.
In 2016, he was nominated to be in New Europe 100 – a list built by Google and Financial Times showcasing the best and brightest leaders in Central and Eastern Europe. And in that same year, he was also nominated to be in the Forbes 30 under 30 young entrepreneurs list.
He is a regular speaker, mentor and judge at local and international events such as Finance 2.0, Hackit UA, DCOI, ENISA, OWASP, DefCamp, Cyber Security Romania, Eurosfat and GREPIT.
DRAGOS STANCA
ICEEFEST FOUNDER
Dragos is perhaps one of the top digital media and ad-tech pioneer in Central and Eastern Europe. He is the founder of ICEEfest (Interactive Central and Eastern Europe Festival) – an event that attracts thousands of marketers, media personalities and global players to Bucharest each year. He is a stockholder and managing partner (for Romania) of ThinkDigital, the official reseller of TripAdvisor, InMobi, Vice and other global brands.
He had a deep involvement in the development of Project Agora – the first programmatic advertising marketplace in the region, launched in 2012 and still active today in Romania, Greece, Hungary and the UAE.
Dragos holds an MBA in media management (Scandinavian International Management Institute – SIMI, Denmark). Today, he invests some of his time as a startup advisor and seed money investor.
DEAN KARAKITSOS
FOUNDER BLOQCHAIN SCIENCE
Dean is a visionary innovator in disruptive technology development and business management with more than 20 years of experience bringing an industry-changing approach to designing and launching dynamic new technology products. He is the founder of Bloqchain Science that builds secure decentralized systems using blockchain technology for identity solutions, tokenization-of-things (ToT), on-chain/off-chain payment solutions, security and audits of smart contracts.
In telecoms, he has signed more than 100 interconnection agreements with carriers around the globe and managed a streaming voice traffic of over a billion of voice minutes. He made it for 3 years in a row to be listed in INC 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
Owns multiple patents on Market Data Visualization -patent owner of the vertical ticker-, Voice over IP and Fixed Mobile Convergence while he developed with his team the openh323 gatekeeper protocol. Dean is advising ICOs in multiple verticals and with his team, he is designing safety and smart contracts best practices.
Crowdsale details

Distribution of tokens

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Crowdsale (50%)
Founders & Dev Team (20%)
Community Pool (15%)
Partners & Advisors (12.5%)
Bounty Campaings (2.5%)

Budget allocation

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R&D (30%)
Marketing (35%)
Business Development (15%)
Overhead (15%)
Security (5%)
Details Indicators
Token Symbol
KUE
Full Token Name
KUE Token
ICO Start
July 1st, 00:00 GMT+03:00
ICO End
Hard cap is reached or July 30th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
ICO Hard Cap
Fixed, $17800000
ICO Soft Cap
Yes, $2000000
Domain owner
Individual
Cost of the token
Price without discounts
1 token for 0.01 $
Accepted currency
Ethereum
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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
01
What is the Kuende?
Kuende is the first blockchain fueled hybrid online - offline social network based on real world gamified challenges. Kuende aims to create as much human interaction in real life as it does digitally.
02
Where is your company registered ?
Kuende Swiss GmbH is a Swiss Company located in Zug, Switzerland, with two R&D centers in Romania.
03
Do you already have a working product ?
Yes. You can find our desktop version at Kuende.com and download the Android or iOS applications from their respective app stores.
04
What is Kuende Token (KUE) and what is it used for ?
KUE is an ERC20 compliant token generated during our ICO. KUE has a finite supply.
KUE enables its owners to support our vision by creating and curating challenges.
Owners get rewarded based on the quality of their activity and their level of engagement.
05
What is the distribution of KUE token ?
50% - ICO Token Sale
20% - Founders & Dev Team
15% - Community Pool
12.5% - Partners & Advisors
2.5% - Bounty Campaings
06
How are you going to use the funds ?
Marketing - 35%
Research & Development - 30%
Business Development - 15%
Overheads - 15%
Security - 5%
07
How can I participate in the ICO Token Sale?
The ICO Token Sale will start on 1st of July, 2018. We will soon release a detailed blog post explaining the procedure step by step.
08
How many KUE tokens will be generated?
A total of 3.560.000.000 will be generated. Upon completion of the ICO, no more KUE tokens will be issued.
09
Is there any Soft/Hard Cap?
Yes.
Soft Cap - $2.000.000
Hard Cap - $17.800.000
10
What is the KUE token price?
The KUE price will be announced few days before our ICO.
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