NetFoundry enables a new network paradigm in which applications make networks.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
NetFoundry is a platform that enables businesses and developers to spin up global, cloud-native software-defined networks with the simplicity, speed and automation in which virtual machines are spun up today. NetFoundry empowers developers to create and bring applications to the world on more powerful, more secure networks they can control, enabling them to make lives better. NetFoundry networks are accessed by network provider agnostic software, rather than circuits, and are embeddable into business policy driven, DevOps managed solution stacks. NetFoundry networks are similar to many microservices – developers can integrate NetFoundry micro-networks on a per application or data flow basis, with the most granular controls on compliance, security and performance, while leveraging any Internet connection.
Why Work With Us
We are a distributed startup whom is leading the charge to reinvent networking.  If you are an innovator, whom thrives in a high-performance, fast-moving environment, then we would love to speak with you.

Founding Team

David Hart

Co-founder & CT0
Dave is CTO for NetFoundry, and has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is an expert in the IoT space, leading successive generations of remote connectivity platforms and solutions, playing key roles in designing, evangelizing, and realizing innovative connected product solutions. Prior to NetFoundry, Dave was CTO of the ThingWorx IoT segment at PTC, which he joined as part of the PTC’s acquisition of Axeda. As CTO of Axeda, Dave drove Axeda’s technology and product development teams continued delivery of innovative IoT platform capabilities. Prior to Axeda Dave provided technical leadership and direction for Questra’s Intelligent Device Management platform. from product inception through the ultimate acquisition by Axeda. In addition to product development, Dave has led solution architecture, product management, and professional services organizations in ensuring the successful deployment of connected products in the marketplace.


Galeal Zino

Founder & CEO


Olaf Luetkehoelter

Co-Founder and Head of Software Development
IT leader with outstanding success in achieving business objectives by combining deep technology experience with hands-on formal and informal management experience. Battle-tested program and project leader with a passion for software architecture who excels at coordinating and directing projects while managing, motivating and coaching teams. Well versed in the areas of Pre-Sales and Post-Sales / Implementation. Hands-on experience with leading all stages of system development, including requirements definition and user stories, security posture assessment, design, architecture, coding, testing and support.

James Clardy

Co-Founder | Global Cloud Partners & Alliances | Industrial IoT
Working with customers/partners on exciting projects around Zero Trust Networking, 5G/MEC, IIoT Edge Compute/Gateways, Hybrod/Multicloud, Video Analytics, AI/ML, AR/VR and ROS-Industrial Integration. I've focused a lifelong passion for learning and technology into a career of business development, technology evangelism and high-tech program management, across start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Creation of strategic alliances and technology ecosystems is my forte.