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About Katana

Running a business doesn’t have to be complicated, and we’re here to prove it. We’re on a mission to create loveable software that’s easy and delightful to use and makes complex tasks easy.

Businesses that trust Katana

Proud Katanauts helping deliver our mission

Amount raised to support Katana

The Katana Story


Before a single line of code was written, our co-founders Kristjan and Priit raised $700,000 from investors with a 10-slide presentation in April 2017.

With the help of two developers and a designer, they built the very first prototype a month later. And by the end of the year, Katana went live, and welcomed its first paying customers in early 2018. 


Since those humble beginnings, Katana evolved dramatically, becoming a cloud inventory platform, offering built-in inventory, production, and reporting features to give you an end-to-end inventory management solution for modern businesses.

From our HQ in Tallinn, with the help of staff across North America, Europe, and New Zealand, we’re helping businesses use the best software available for every element of their business with Katana, uniting them all in a single platform. 


Our product may evolve, but our mission remains the same — to empower businesses around the world by providing them with the tools and resources they need to flourish.

Businesses should be able to use software when they need it, without losing key data or seeing their numbers go out of sync.

Introducing the Katanauts

Katanaut (n.): an awesome individual who makes up the whole of Katana.

Meet the leadership team

Kristjan Vilosius

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Priit Kaasik

Chief Technical Officer & Founder

Hannes Kert

Chief Customer Officer & Founder

Kristi Schumann

Chief People & Culture Officer

Riikka Söderlund

Chief Marketing Officer

Brett Võmma

Chief Design & Research Officer

Ben Hussey

Chief Revenue Officer

The values we live by

Be customer value driven

Our customers’ businesses are at the center of everything we do, and we measure our success by how we positively impact them. We put ourselves in their shoes, speak their lingo, and always listen with empathy.

Go beyond the benchmark

Goals are meant to be surpassed, and we do that by being ambitious and continuously challenging ourselves. Instead of dwelling on problems, we approach them head-on and work as a team to find a path forward.

Be present and be open

Success is a team effort, and knowing how to use our collective mind sets us apart. When things are unclear, we ask questions. When things get tough, we talk. We’re in this together and aim to be open and honest.

Embrace being you

You are the sum of your best features and strangest quirks — we want to see the good and the weird. Being yourself comes with responsibilities, but we trust that good intentions drive everyone’s actions.

Get visibility over your sales and stock

Wave goodbye to uncertainty by using Katana Cloud Inventory for total inventory control