We are Franz!

How it all began...

When Stefan started building Franz in 2016, he saw that being part of different communities often requires you to use different messaging platforms. So he set out to solve a problem that he shared with millions of people around the world: You end up with lots of different apps and browser windows, having trouble staying on top of your messages and chats. Driven by that, Stefan built Franz – a revolutionary one-step solution to an everyday problem.

Fast forward to today, and he’s working closely with the amazing Franz team to keep improving the productivity of the Franz Community across the globe.

Stefan Malzner

Meet the team!

There’s one thing we all have in common: a deep aversion to getting too many messages in too many places. Franz fixes that, and we help Franz. Combining a funky set of personalities and skills, we're making a revolutionary product even better. To us, Franz literally is a space for exchange and productivity.

Together with hundreds of thousands of Franz fans around the world, we are actively shaping the future of messaging and communication-based productivity. We help connect different branches and organizations, giving rise to innovative ideas and projects.

Jakob Bouchal


Stefan and I first met through music and for a few years spent most of our weekends together, travelling around Europe to perform as DJs.

I’ve been using Franz pretty much every day since the first beta and I’m genuinely excited to be part of the lovely team Stefan has built around him!

Bettina Glöckl


I know Franz from a friend of a friend and quickly discovered that we were pursuing the same goal: working towards more efficient ways to communicate with a global community of colleagues and collaborators.

Since every successful business depends on productive communication, we thereby bridge the gap between big tech and smaller organizations.

Jonathan Irons


I saw Stefan building Franz, and from the beginning, I was shockingly impressed with what he was doing. It just seemed so obvious, but took guts and a lot of hard work to actually do. Even cooler that I can now help him keep improving the way people communicate!

At home in a truly magical place

Franz is being built and developed in beautiful Vienna, Austria, repeatedly voted the most liveable city in the world and known for a mixture of historical grandness and intelligent innovation. An environment that naturally shaped the "Franz culture", providing room for creative exchange and personal development. A place where you do what you love and learn something new every day. Breathing the air of historical and multicultural Vienna, we arrive with fresh ideas every day, eager to turn them into reality.

All of this is made possible by the amazing Franz users who are on our Personal and Professional Plans. They get extra features – we get to keep improving a great product.

If you're still on a Free Plan, that's cool – but we’d love for you to check out the additional features available for what we think is a fair and reasonable monthly fee.