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Holiday Special (yes, it’s this time of year again)

Whether 2017 has treated you well or poorly, it is nearing its end. The year of AlphaBay and Hansa Market takedowns, WannaCry woes, the rise of Reaper…. and of course the popularization of crypto currencies - where even my 78 year old mother asked me recently what this “BitCoin thing” is. Don’t worry mommy, it’s just a phase 😉.


For Paterva it has been a great year in many ways. A year of consolidating things and laying solid foundations for the future. So, before we sign off, here is a look at what you can expect to see in the Maltego universe next year.

Lots of effort is currently going into development and next year will see the release of:

Time and space support in Maltego (woohoo – you have been wanting this for a long time)Brand spanking new serversQuick and sexy ways to attach your own data to MaltegoLots of smaller improvements (check back here in due time)
So whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here is the perfect stocking filler for 2017 and a great gift for your partner/…

Time to say goodbye

All things must come to an end, nothing gold can stay – including my time with Paterva. As of today - 14 Dec 2017 - I will no longer be employed by Paterva. I also resigned as managing director of the company and disposed of all my shares in the company.
Many people have asked me why I decided to leave Paterva. I’ve always wanted a company where everyone is close enough that you can throw them with something (like a ping pong ball) and in the last year or so I feel like I’ve been holding the company back to become bigger than that. After 10 years of running Paterva I’ve realized we’re not a start-up anymore and that it’s time to hand it over to people that’s more adept at running ‘proper’ companies.
I am handing Paterva over to [Chris and Sonja]. They have been faithfully involved with Maltego since the start of the product and have been partners and significant shareholders in the company from the get-go. Handing it to them I am sure the product will go from strength to strength and…