Krate is evolving how the world shares, consumes, and protects data.


We empower you with true ownership and control of your privacy and data.

It is our mission to disprove the idea that data breaches are an intractable problem, and that advanced technology requires the sacrifice of privacy. As such, we provide data management technology that will efficiently prevent data breaches and empower data owners to self-determine their privacy. 


Our vision is to build a future where the sovereignty of data owners is recognized as a global human right and where technology empowers them to effectively and efficiently enforce their rights.

The Krate Team

Michael Thoreson

Chief Executive Officer Founder

Caitlin Thorseon

Chief Operating Officer Cofounder

Mandi Beres

Chief Web Officer

Alex Hammer

Chief Content Officer

Brandon Beres

Customer Support Manager

Ryan Donnelly

Masternode Hosting Manager

Thomas Ross

Mining Pool Manager

Research and Development Partners


Academic Partners​

We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Mitacs.

Corporate Partners​

About the Company

The KRATE Cloud is backed by Krate Distributed Information Systems, Incorporated (Krate, Inc.), a business established under the Saskatchewan Business Corporations Act on November 21st, 2017, and headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada.


Krate is responsible for the initial development of the KRATE Cloud in order to ensure a quality of software development that exceeds regulatory requirements. After the initial release of the KRATE Cloud, the project will be opened to the community to permit and promote continued development and contribution to the code base.


Krate will continue to oversee the project – not as a corporate owner but rather as a curator. In this capacity, Krate will be a contributor to the KRATE Cloud the same as any community member but with the added support of its advisors and partners.



About our founders

Michael and Caitlin Thoreson, our founders, have suffered for over a decade from damages caused by data breaches which have led to multiple identity thefts, name changes, and inaccurate information on credit reports.


This motivated them to find a solution, and when one couldn’t be found, they decided to make one. In May 2016, Michael started architecting a solution that would allow our data-driven world to function without sacrificing privacy or control of your data.


In November 2017, Krate Distributed Information Systems was launched to introduce to the world the KRATE Cloud: a cloud marketplace for self-sovereign identity, compute, storage, and network resources.