About us

We have a small team including the founders, best friends for over 15 years: Patrice LaFlamme and Alexander Williams.

Alex worked at GitHub as a system administrator and developer in the enterprise team, focusing on GitHub's enterprise virtual appliance.

Pat is a software engineering graduate from Ottawa University and has over 10 years of network and system administration experience.


April 2012: Our company (On-Prem) was initially established as Unscramble GK, but operations began in early 2013 when the idea for Jidoteki (On-Prem) first surfaced.

January 2014: We obtained small seed funding from OnLab , but have remained self-funded/bootstrapped/profitable since then.

November 2016: We launched Jidoteki Meta, an on-premises virtual appliance version of our Jidoteki SaaS.

February 2018: We renamed the product (Jidoteki) to On-Prem. Sorry for the confusion.

June 2020: We renamed our company from Unscramble to On-Prem.


We're originally from Montréal, Canada, but currently living and working in beautiful Kamakura, Japan, facing the beach, and sharing a quiet office with a few local freelancers.

Our work space pictured belowKamakura Office


We care about small, lean, and focused software such as PicoLisp, SQLite, and Alpine Linux. We're a bit "old school" and prefer stable, battle-tested, and well-designed technology.

Why On-Prem?

We strongly believe security shouldn’t be an after-thought, and for many businesses, cloud alternatives are a deal-breaker. For this reason we set out to bring cloud services into the enterprise, while maintaining as much data security, privacy, and freedom as possible. We want to help companies move away from Installer-based software, and help them ship their software using better technologies.

Corporate culture

Enjoy life.

Careers, interns, freelancers

We're currently hiring, so please send us your resume if you're interested in working with us.


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