Inside Templafy

Sharp solutions and smart technology.
And templates.

Our story

The original technical architecture for Templafy was sketched out in 2012 on a restaurant placemat by our co-founder and CTO, Henrik, when inspiration struck on the way to dinner. Although the story goes back much further than that.

Templafy was born out of Henrik and Christian’s (our founding partners) former company, SkabelonDesign, where the pair had been tackling document anarchy for more than a decade together with co-founders Jeppe Schytte-Hansen, Morten Hald Mortensen and Jakob Bjersing. Recognising the growing number of enterprises migrating their office applications to the cloud, and the growing number of employees accessing them from a bunch of different devices and platforms, they set to work on the first tech-driven solution to the mess of template management.

We’ve been empowering businesses worldwide ever since, helping them keep their countless documents compliant and looking good while making everyone’s work day a whole lot easier. And with more than one billion users of the Office suite alone – many of whom will eventually move to cloud-based versions – we have no plans to stop any time soon.

People and technology are the core of Templafy, the drivers of our success so far, and what we’ll continue to invest in. Our headquarters in Copenhagen and offices in New York are full of lovely, brilliant beings and we’re backed by leading investors, Sunstone Capital and SEED Capital. Shoot us an email if this sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, or follow our blog to learn more about what matters to us.

Our culture

Big thinking.

Big doesn’t have to be difficult, and it shouldn’t mean impersonal either. We’ve solved the problem of document anarchy and we want to make sure the companies who need it most – the multi-national, multi-language, multi-brand and multi-legals – know about it. We thrive on that challenge and enjoy working at the highest levels, but we never get ahead of ourselves or forget that it all boils down to people and personal needs. That’s why we help the smaller companies too.

Making room for everyone.

We’re big believers in diversity and flexibility. Understanding and support is fundamental to our operations, from our hiring practices and how we run our own business, to the adaptability we offer our clients. We credit our eagerness to collaborate as one of the keys to our success.

Keeping it simple, but smart.

Developing software with a focus on the user – on what will be the easiest and most efficient experience for them – is what makes our solution so powerful. And it’s a philosophy we carry over to all parts of our business. We don’t talk in jargon and we may not wear suits, but we’re confident where it counts.

Honest and secure. And serious about it.

There’s no messing about with this one – ensuring our clients trust us and our product is crucial. We always aim to build strong and transparent relationships that demonstrate our commitment to security. Our system doesn’t store any company documents or proprietary data, just templates, and mitigating risk is always a priority.

Our executive team

Jesper Theill Eriksen

CEO

Jesper has been part of Templafy since 2014. First as board chairman, then as an investor and now as the CEO. His main focus is building a strategy, systems, team and company culture to always deliver the best possible product to our customers. Jesper used to run big and complex B2C and B2B organizations in the European telco industry, so he knows a thing or two about this stuff.

Christian Lund

CPO

As a founding partner of Templafy and formerly one of the key cogs at SkabelonDesign, Christian steers the Templafy ship and keeps us all moving in the right direction. He’s an experienced and generous captain, with very clear and ambitious goals, and with a particular knack for putting together a cracking – sometimes unlikely – crew. Low-key and no-fuss, just don’t let him charm you into an arm wrestle – he’s never lost one. Yet.

Henrik Printzlau

CTO

Henrik is Templafy’s visionary creator, the office oracle, and of course our talented CTO. He has an innate ability to create things that haven’t been imagined before, coupled with a sound understanding of business strategy and, most importantly, an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Copenhagen kebab scene. When he’s not immersed in tech innovation you can find him running around the city’s playgrounds, playing tag with his two young boys and their friends.

Rasmus Hedelund Jensen

CCO

Rasmus is our commercial opportunity builder. He’s the guy that looks at the world map and figures out where Templafy should move the business next and secures that it happens by connecting to potential partners to build synergies. Rasmus has a background as director of sales from Denmark’s largest telco and as a commercial director from a fast growing Danish start-up. Competitive at mind, when he’s not thinking about what business to do next, Rasmus challenges his two sons in building the biggest LEGO setup or himself in running the same old distance faster.

Jakob Ekkelund

COO

Jakob is our mathematics master, perpetually crunching numbers to evaluate how the Templafy office operates and determining our growth game plan. Previously the Head of Strategy for Consumer Brands at TDC – Denmark’s largest telco company – and later lured away by the world of venture capital, Jakob sat on Templafy’s own board of investors before jumping ship to be part of the daily action. A somewhat atypical move, although as a certified bungy jump instructor, he’s certainly no stranger to taking leaps of faith.

Partners

You’re great. But with us, you could be better.

We usually partner with three kinds of agencies: design experts, MS Office and SharePoint consultants, and template implementation advisors.

Design experts

You’ve got visual identity covered, but with us, you could extend your reach, help prove ROI, and stop worrying about implementation. Templafy makes it much easier to manage identity roll-outs on the important basics – office templates and business documents.

You provide the design, and we make sure people actually use it, in the right way and with the most updated version.

You focus on the strategic and creative aspects, and we take care of implementing your work on Office, Google Drive, or other client apps and devices.

Using Templafy allows you to continuously refine and add new content. If you know the platform, chances are you’ll be the one doing those updates.

MS Office and SharePoint consultants

Enterprises are gradually moving their office platforms to the cloud and you’re the one to help them do it. With us, you can deliver an even better result for your clients, remove bottlenecks in the process, and improve ROI for both you and the company.

Bring clients the better offer, one that assists their transition and ensures they not only keep their template management solution, but improve on it. Supported in Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive and Office Online.

A lack of substitute services in Office 365 can postpone or kill migration projects. We remove that barrier and speed up the presales and migration process.

Working with the best software in the market means projects are fast, reliable and safe, with less effort required.

Template implementation advisors

Building the best possible Word, PowerPoint and Excel templates for brands updating their visual identity is your niche. Our sophisticated technology helps boost that expertise by making your processes easier, clients happier, and revenue even greater.

Upgrade your product suite to Office 365, Office Online, Google Apps, and cloud management support.

Focus on what you’re best at, while we take care of the ongoing software development and integration across all devices and platforms.

Own the project roll-out as well as the ongoing administration and management, and deliver a sharper solution to boot.