Joe Lauer founded Cloudhopper in late 2008 to provide mobile messaging technology and expertise to businesses in the wireless space. Previously, Joe Lauer was the Founder and Vice President of Simplewire, Inc., one of the first SMS aggregators in North America. Simplewire was acquired by Qpass, Inc. in 2006 and is now known as OpenMarket, a division of Amdocs (NYSE: DOX).
At OpenMarket and Amdocs, Mr. Lauer served as a Director in various roles during which OpenMarket grew to become the largest and most reliable SMS aggregator in North America. In 2010, OpenMarket’s platform is projected to process billions of messages and over $600M in mobile transactions (ringtones, games, etc.).
Mr. Lauer is the inventor of numerous patents and holds a B.S.E with honors in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan Engineering School, Ann Arbor.