Open Collective
Open Collective


Fiscal Host: XWiki SAS

Collaboration suite, end-to-end encrypted and open-source. Made at XWiki


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Financial Contributions


Just the cost of a cup of coffee each month, help keep the project maintained and releasing.

€5 EUR / month

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Become a member for 10.00€/month, help the project achieve it's goals.

€10 EUR / month

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Support the project for 20.00€/month, allow us to move forward and make new features.

€20 EUR / month

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Show your gratitude for 50.00€/month, take CryptPad open source project to the next level.

€50 EUR / month

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Elite Patron

Become a partner in CryptPad development for 100.00€/month, help us define the roadmap and evolve the project.

€100 EUR / month

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Instance Donator

Donator for a group a users or a company using a CryptPad standalone instance

€100 EUR / month

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Top financial contributors



183,916 EUR since Jul 2018


100,000 EUR since Jun 2019


100,000 EUR since Dec 2022

NGI Trust

75,000 EUR since Jul 2020

BPI France

27,000 EUR since Jun 2019

6 Subscribers

16,255 EUR since Jul 2019

Anonymous Enterprise Donor

9,200 EUR since Feb 2023

Open Source Speed Dating

9,100 EUR since Apr 2020


2,700 EUR since Sep 2019

Chaos Computer Club Wien (C3W)

1,900 EUR since Jul 2019



50,000 EUR since Feb 2021

2 Subscribers

13,192 EUR since Feb 2021

Sandra Hunsch

2,700 EUR since Apr 2019

Fig Amarole

980 EUR since Sep 2019


750 EUR since Jul 2022

Daniele Gagliardi

630 EUR since Jul 2018

Ondřej Surý

520 EUR since Jun 2019

Caitlin V

510 EUR since Jul 2019

Kerstin Reemtsma

500 EUR since Apr 2021


500 EUR since Aug 2021

CryptPad is all of us

Our contributors 823

Thank you for supporting CryptPad.


€183,916 EUR


€100,000 EUR


€100,000 EUR

NGI Trust

€75,000 EUR


€50,000 EUR

BPI France

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€13,192 EUR


Transparent and open finances.

Credit from Guest to CryptPad

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Credit from Rishi Chopra to CryptPad

Contribution #696471
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Today’s balance

€31,011.92 EUR

Total raised

€631,491.92 EUR

Total disbursed

€600,480.00 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€269,353.84 EUR


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from CryptPad

Updates on our activities and progress.

CryptPad Funding Status January 2023

Hi Open-Collective supporters, We have been very silent on Open-Collective this whole year, but this is because we have been very busy on improving CryptPad. We have great news for the project and it's progress. You'll find the CryptPad Fun...
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Published on February 9, 2023 by Ludovic Dubost

CryptPad Funding Status January 2021

​Hi, First happy new year to all our supporters and users. We hope this year will allow us to get back to a more "normal" life. It's been three months since our last status in October and a lot has happened in these last three month for Cry...
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Published on February 1, 2021 by Ludovic Dubost

CryptPad funding status October 2020

Hi,It's been three months since our last status and a lot has happened despite our team members having taken some time to rest.Most importantly, we would like to thank the supporters that have helped us pass several big milestones this Sept...
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Published on October 4, 2020 by Ludovic Dubost


CryptPad is an encrypted drive & collaborative editor, the server (and server operator) cannot read the documents that you're working on. 

What is CryptPad and how was it created

The CryptPad project has been created as part of a Research Grant of XWiki SAS from BPI France, where XWiki SAS was working on realtime editing for the XWiki software. The ChainPad technology developed by the CryptPad creator and ex-XWiki employee Caleb James De Lisle, allowed the realtime algorithms to encrypt the data and make the actual data unknown from the server. This allowed for the creation of CryptPad which demonstrated that encrypted realtime collaboration was possible without the server knowing what you are typing.

Who we are

The "CryptPad Squad" is a team of 2 full-time developers and 1 designer employed by XWiki SAS, lead by Aaron Mc-Sween, helped by the other departments of XWiki SAS including its CEO Ludovic Dubost.

XWiki SAS is an independent company based in France & Romania, building Open Source Collaboration & Knowledge management software for 15 years. 

The goal of XWiki SAS is to bring the CryptPad software and service to sustainability in order to be able to continue and accelerate its development. XWiki SAS is committed to Open-Source software.

Why trust us ?

  • We've been developping Open Source for 15 years, not a newcomer with no track record.
  • XWiki SAS has been recognized in France at the Paris Open Source Summit 2019 with the prize "Company prize for open and ethical technology"
  • We have real software, not a promise !

Our Goal

We believe that the current business model of the Web is broken towards the "surveillance capitalism" and that the evolution towards cloud software represents massive privacy and security risks. 

We believe new encryption-based solutions are needed.

While building self-hostable Open-Source software is a necessary approach to mitigate these problems, we believe it is necessary to go further and introduce encryption in all the services and software. You should not need to trust your providers and your own self-hosting skills, but the technology and encryption put in place, should help as much as possible to guarantee your privacy and your security. While an ambitious and difficult task, we believe it is feasible.

Our ambition is to make an encryption-based alternative to collaboration tools that are insecure and share your information with the server and with advertisement systems. These alternatives should bring privacy and security at the core of the software. We believe these alternatives should be free software which can be audited and reused widely and should bring back trust towards cloud services and software. 

It is a very ambitious task as there are many collaboration tools used daily by individuals and entreprises and they are highly used to these tools. Many Open-Source and non Open-source developers and companies are actively working on other projects for email services, secure storage solutions, social networks and many others solutions will be needed.

XWiki SAS being a specialist in collaboration and editing software, we propose to participate to bringing the alternative encrypted solutions in the area of content collaboration and document editing. Being an Free Software activists and believers, we will do all this development as Open-Source.

Why an Open-Collective

The BPI France research grant which funded the initial CryptPad research & development and service ended in April 2019. In order to continue the development, XWiki SAS had to lay out a strategy to sustain it long term. In 2017, the team has put in place subscriptions to go beyond 50Mb of storage on the service and in 2018 the CryptPad OpenCollective in order to receive donations. XWiki SAS has also applied and is continuing to apply to research grants for CryptPad and in June 2019, we received a 50kEuros grant for implementing "Teams features" in CryptPad.

We believe that long term CryptPad can be sustainable through subscriptions and donations but to get there we need time and a more complete and usable solution, as well as more popularity all around the world. has currently (in June 2019) 20000 visitors a week and there are 250+ community instances of the CryptPad software. The current revenue of subscriptions and donations since we started has been 7kEuros (3k donations and 4k subscriptions). At the current rate, we expect around 4k additional subscription and donations for the year.

For the year 2019, given the salary costs of the 2 full-time developers and our summer interna, as well as other costs of running, we still need 20KEuros of funding for year 2019 and more funding would be needed to accelerate the CryptPad development and as well manage the instance.

This OpenCollective is there for that and we hope you can participate to help us improve privacy and security and develop CryptPad.

What we need the money for

The funds will be used to complete the funding we received from NLNet NGI Zero PET fund, and contribute to the maintenance, scalability and usability of the CryptPad software and service. Once we exceed the current 2019 budget and have visibility on the 2020 budget depending on additional Grant requests, the donations will be assigned to maintenance or to new features and possibly new hires in the team. We commit to report regularly on our progress and publish our budget including revenue and spending of the CryptPad software and service. We started to publish part of the financial aspects on our Wiki

Our team