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Dr. Klaus Schauser is a Founder and Chief Strategist of AppFolio, a fast growing Software-as-a-Service startup in Santa Barbara that raised $30M of VC funding. AppFolio creates complete, easy-to-use, business solutions for multiple vertical markets. Products include the MyCase web-based legal practice management software and the AppFolio Property Manager web-based property management software. Klaus brings his enthusiasm, leadership and experience to the team. When he’s not sharing his vision, validating new product offers or setting the strategy, you can find him outdoors hiking or stand-up paddleboarding, enjoying the beauty of Santa Barbara.
Klaus was a Founder and CTO of Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 through 2006 and was the visionary behind GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and GoToMeeting. He led the teams responsible for building the products and their secure, reliable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) infrastructure. He also led the team at AppFolio that built the SecureDocs secure virtual data room for financial events and corporate archiving, which spun out to become a separate company in 2014. As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Klaus is a widely published research scientist with extensive experience developing scalable, highly parallel computing environments. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and has received numerous academic awards.