Meet Cobrainer and the team

We are driven by the idea of connecting teams globally and we are backed by leading business angels
The vision of Cobrainer

At Cobrainer, we envision a fast and intuitive way for people and organizations to find and connect with relevant expertise needed to drive their ideas and projects. We work on a truly innovative software product that creates expertise context in an unprecedented way. By building and growing the world’s largest expertise distribution map we are creating the platform for tracking, managing and allocating expertise effortlessly and rapidly.

Meet our Team

The team behind Cobrainer

We are a diverse bunch of people with different expertise in various fields.

Hanns-Bertin Aderhold
Managing Director

Hanns grew up in the US, Germany, and China. He studied architectural engineering and design at Technische Universität München, led engineering projects both in the EMEA and APAC region, and worked as an analyst in the venture capital field. Hanns is the managing director of Cobrainer.

  • Architectural engineering
  • Modular design
  • Financial modeling
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Management
  • Project management
  • Agile software development
  • Management accounting
  • Computer-aided design
  • Graphic design
  • Market analysis
  • Product design
  • Sketch (drawing)
  • HTMLCascading Style Sheets
  • JavaScript
  • Web design
  • New product development
  • Design thinking
Martin Kiechle
Head of Technology

Martin has extensive working experiences in China and studied information technology and technology management at Technische Universität München and UC Berkeley. He is a researcher at the TUM Research Group for Geometric Optimization and Machine Learning and Cobrainer’s head of technology.

  • Software engineering  
  • Data processing
  • Java (programming language)
  • Neo4j
  • Python (programming language)
  • Big data
  • C Sharp (programming language)
  • C++
  • Embedded system
  • Machine learning
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Ruby (programming language)
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Image processing
  • Natural language processing
  • Technology management
  • Recurrent neural network
  • Cluster analysis
  • MongoDB
  • Requirements engineering
  • Apache Spark
  • Elasticsearch
Anton Zering
Head of Software

Anton was born in Yurga, Russia and later moved to Germany where he started building software professionally at secondary school. Anton studied computer science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and is head of software at Cobrainer.

  • JavaScript
  • Software engineering
  • Data processing
  • Distributed computing
  • Django (web framework)
  • Electronic music
  • Freebsd
  • Java (programming language)
  • Neo4j
  • macOS
  • Photography
  • PostgreSQL
  • Pyramid (web framework)
  • Python (programming language)
  • Scala (programming language)
  • Scrum (software development)
  • Virtualization
  • Database
  • NoSQL
  • Representational state transfer
  • Apache Kafka
Dr.-Ing. Sarath Kumar Kondreddi
Head of Knowledge

Sarath has been an active researcher in the fields of knowledge acquisition, crowdsourcing and gamification. Prior to Cobrainer, he obtained his PhD from the Databases and Information Systems group at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany. Sarath takes immense interest in building systems for big data processing and analytics. Sarath is Cobrainer’s head of knowledge.

  • Java (programming language)
  • Python (programming language)
  • Scrum (software development)
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Analytics
  • Data management
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Database
  • Data mining
  • Human-centered computing
  • Information retrieval
  • Information system
  • Natural language processing
  • NoSQL
  • Web search engine
  • Product management
  • Deep learning
  • Product development
  • Conceptual graph
  • MongoDB
  • Information engineering
  • Data acquisition
  • Requirements engineering
Amelie Spath
Head of Business Development

Amelie studied management and organizations at London School of Economics. Before working as a top management consultant on strategy and innovation projects in Germany, the UK and Brazil, she led a global business conference and collaborated closely with start-up incubators. Amelie is Cobrainer’s head of business development.

  • Project management  
  • Market analysis
  • Behavioral economics
  • Business process modeling
  • Customer relationship management
  • Strategic management
  • Organizational structure
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Innovation management
  • Product life-cycle management (marketing)
  • Customer lifecycle management
  • Lean business to business
  • Lean startup
  • Network theory
  • Open innovation
  • Performance indicator
Felix Sonntag
Big Data Systems Engineer

Felix’ work focuses on various fields in data engineering and natural language processing. He pursues a Master's degree in Informatics at Technische Universität München. In the past he gained software development experience as a working student in small and big sized companies. Felix is a big data systems engineer at Cobrainer.

  • Software engineering
  • Java (programming language)
  • Python (programming language)
  • Data access layer
  • Command–query separation
  • Machine learning
  • Data management
  • Database
  • NoSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Information engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Data acquisition
  • Apache Kafka
  • Taekwondo
Marian Tam
Senior Manager Controlling and Finance

Marian was born in Hong Kong, grew up in San Francisco, California, lived in Seoul, Korea, and now living in Munich, Germany. She received her MBA from the University of San Francisco in Finance and International Business, and a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University. Prior to Cobrainer, she worked in strategic analysis and financial planning for major investment management firms. Marian is senior manager controlling and finance at Cobrainer.

  • Financial modeling
  • Management accounting
  • Financial plan
  • Financial statement
  • Profitability analysis
  • Performance indicator
  • Balance sheet
  • Accounting management
  • Income statement
  • Financial software
  • Accounting
Roman Kurpatov, PhD
Product Owner

Roman was born in Moscow, Russia where he studied power engineering, computer science and later received his PhD in Telecommunications. After his move to Germany and prior to working at Cobrainer, he led projects focused on connectivity and application enablement infrastructures for IoT applications. Roman is Product Owner at Cobrainer.

  • Product management
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Engineering
  • Project management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web application
  • Product design
  • Requirements management
  • Risk assessment
  • Enterprise software
  • Project planning
  • Java (programming language)
  • Scrum (software development)
  • Distributed Computing
  • Wireless sensor network
Ashish Bhatt
Software Engineer

Born in India, Ashish completed his Masters in Databases and Information Systems from IIIT-Bangalore, India. His project exposure reaches from design & development, documentation, to testing and implementation. After working with Intuit and Randstad's Risesmart, Ashish joined Cobrainer as a key part of the Software Engineering team to develop the core business logic.

  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • Data processing
  • Java (programming language)
  • Neo4j
  • Python (programming language)
  • Scala (programming language)
  • Scrum (software development)
  • Data access layer
  • Command–query separation
  • Data management
  • Representational state transfer
  • Information engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Data acquisition
Orhan Yesilöz
Entrepreneur in Residence

Orhan studied Business Management at the University of Cologne and Information Systems at the London School of Economics. Before Cobrainer, he lived in London, New York, and San Francisco for study and work purposes. A nerd at heart, he is a coding enthusiast, loves design and is eager to build engaging products. Orhan is Entrepreneur in Residence at Cobrainer.

  • Project management
  • Information Systems
  • Strategic management
  • Technology management
  • Market analysis
  • Web development
  • New product development
  • Product management
  • User Experience
  • Graphic design
  • Interaction Design
  • Product design
  • Sketch (drawing)
  • HTML
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • JavaScript
  • Python (programming language)
  • Data analysis
  • Web design
  • Photography
Isabelle von Eichborn
Executive Assistant

Isabelle grew up in Germany and studied Language and Interpretation at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln. She has been living in Canada, the United States and Spain. Prior to Cobrainer she worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager at several international law offices in Madrid, a Real Estate and a food processing company in the United States and at a German publishing firm. Isabelle is Executive Assistant at Cobrainer.

  • Office Procedure Development
  • Office Management/Administration
  • Procurement
  • Document Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Process improvement
  • Publishing services
  • Executive Administration
Dr.-Ing. Lu Liu
DevOps Engineer

Lu was born in Tianjin, China. He got his PhD at the Department of Cartography in Technische Universität München. Lu is experienced in operating the infrastructures of high-performance computing and cloud computing, especially for large-scale graph-based applications. After having worked as a PostDoc researcher at the OpenRouteService team in Universität Heidelberg, Lu joined Cobrainer as a DevOps engineer.

  • DevOps
  • Bash (programming language)
  • C (programming language)
  • PostGIS
  • Spatial databases
  • Geographical Information
  • System Routing
  • Cartography
  • Vim
Omar Shouman
Working student Machine Learning/Data Analytics

Omar finished his Bachelor's degree in Information Engineering and Technology in Egypt and previously worked for some years in the field of Data and Business Analytics. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Informatics at the Technical University of Munich. At Cobrainer he focuses on data mining, machine learning, deep learning, software development, and software quality assurance.

  • Data processing
  • Java (programming language)
  • Python (programming language)
  • Machine learning
  • Analytics
  • Data mining
  • Natural language processing
Jakob Braito
Working Student Marketing & PR

Jakob grew up in Vienna, Austria and moved to Munich four years ago. He recently finished a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Technology with a focus on Computer Science at the Technische Universität München and is currently applying for a Master’s degree in Industrial Design. Responsible for Marketing & PR he focuses on Cobrainer’s external communications and corporate image.

  • Graphic design
  • Product design
  • JavaScript
  • Web design
  • Java (programming language)
  • Photography
  • Innovation management
  • Product life-cycle management (marketing)
  • Digital marketing
  • Digital media
  • Design thinking
Yaser Eftekhari
Senior Software Engineer

Yaser grew up in Iran, Tehran; getting his BSc in Software engineering and his Master in Artificial Intelligence. He then built up his profession in the software industry, by working with software engineering teams and leading some of them. He joined our application team of Cobrainer in 2018.

  • Software engineering
  • Graph database
  • Java (programming language)
  • Scrum (software development)
  • Algorithm
  • Big data
  • Machine learning
  • Image processing
  • Natural language processing
  • NoSQL
Polina Popova
Software QA Engineer

Polina was born and grew up in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She moved to Munich in August 2018 to join Cobrainer’s team. Polina finished a degree in Applied Informatics at Saint-Petersburg State University and then worked as a QA Engineer and team leader for an enterprise software company with a focus on SaaS applications development. Responsible for Cobrainer’s Software Quality Assurance, she concentrates on testing and test automation.

  • Java (programming language)
  • Scrum (software development)
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Requirements analysis
  • Test automation
Juanita Mendonca
Student Assistent Data Analytics

Juanita completed her Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from NMAMIT, India and has worked as an associate technical analyst at Oracle India Pvt Ltd. Currently she is pursuing her Master's degree in Informatics at Technische Universität München. As a Data Analytics Assistant at Cobrainer, her work focuses on data mining, data preprocessing and data analysis.

  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • Data processing
  • Python (programming language)
  • Data management
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Data mining
Shyam Arumugaswamy
Working Student Machine Learning & Data Science

Shyam was born in India and completed a Bachelor in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Mumbai. He previously worked as an Application Developer at IBM India Pvt Ltd and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Data Engineering and Analytics at the Technical University Munich. At Cobrainer, he focusses on the development and implementation of language processing systems in oder to improve the detection of expertise concepts from text-based data sources.

  • Software development
  • Data processing
  • Java (programming language)
  • Python (programming language)
  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • Information retrieval
  • Natural language processing