Ableton was founded in 1999 as an AG under German law, incorporated in 2006 and is now about 130 software developers, business people and product specialists. The company is run by Gerhard Behles (CEO) and Bernd Roggendorf (CTO), its original founders, and Jan Bohl (COO/CFO). Most Abletons are active in music production, performance or DJing. Headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany, in the central "Mitte" district, near many great clubs and music venues. Ableton Inc. is in New York, in Manhattan's Chelsea district, also near great clubs and music venues. Ableton was started by Gerhard and Bernd in order to realize their personal vision of a computer-based, music-making solution. They now enjoy working with a team of exceptionally bright and talented people and tae gratification from serving and interacting with the Live user community, the coolest around.