We enable companies with complex products, services and processes to simplify their B2C and B2B business.

The project dear to our hearts, with which the epilot story began, is the energy transition. We believe that on the way to more climate protection, a digital foundation is needed that simplifies the sale and technical implementation of renewable and energy-efficient solutions for customers and companies. This is the only way to make the energy transition scalable.

The need to reduce complexity exists in other industries as well. Thanks to the high flexibility of our software-as-a-service, epilot therefore supports all companies that want to simplify processes and make products and services a digital experience for their customers.

Our commitment

Under the title “we take climate action,” the organization “Leaders For Climate Action” has drawn up a catalog of measures that companies can use to reduce their carbon footprint.

As a tech company, we already meet many requirements – which is why we received our Climate Action badge. Important for us: Digital services run on green energy, as cloud servers achieve 5-6x higher energy efficiency than traditional on-premise services.

We take care at the corporate and individual level to minimize our carbon footprint through various measures in our daily business.

Our values

Customers first

Our epilot community is our lifeblood. Therefore, their needs and requirements are at the top of the priority list.

Honest and open

We attach great importance to an open corporate culture. Constructive criticism is what makes epilot and each of us learn and improve every day.

It's okay to make mistakes

When we fail, we own up to it and learn from our mistake. It's okay to lose a game as long as we win the championship.

We move fast

We don't waste time trying to develop the "perfect" solution. For us, standing still is tantamount to taking a step backwards, which is why we are continuously improving our solution.

We are a team

We have a common goal in mind and support each other along the way, because we win and we lose together.

epilot history

epilot wird in Köln von...

 CEO Michel, CTO Szilard, CFO Rolf und CSO Hannes gegründet. Und zunächst im kleinen Team von Küchentisch aus gemanaged.

Unsere Software...

geht nur sechs Monate nach der Gründung live. In kürzester Zeit überzeugen wir 30 Unternehmen, ihre Energielösungen über epilot zu verkaufen.

Das Lösungsangebot...

für Netzbetreiber wird ausgeweitet und die epilot Community wächst kontinuerlich. Mit wachsendem Erfolg verstärkt sich auch unser Team auf 30 Leute. Von Wien aus werden werden Kunden in Österreich und der Schweiz betreut.

Unser Team

erlebt das bis dato größte Wachstum: Wir finden mit 60 epilot:innen unser neues Zuhause im Kölner Mediapark. epilot wird nicht nur größer, sondern auch immer internationaler – durch remote Work kein Problem.

Unsere Software...

wird noch flexibler, um auch individuelle Wünsche optimal erfüllen zu können. Wir werden von Business Punk zum Top Startup-Arbeitgeber gewählt.

Mit mehr als 100...

Enterprise-Kunden ist bewiesen: Der Markt braucht und liebt unsere Software. 80 epiloten arbeiten kontinuierlich an der Optimierung unserer Software und bereiten sich auf die nächsten Expansionsschritte vor – stay tuned!

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Our team

Michel Nicolai


Founder & CEO
Developed the e-mobility business with VW at LichtBlick. At Trianel, he was responsible for the sales platform for energy services T-PED and successfully sold it to Vattenfall.
Szilard Toth


Founder & CTO
International experience in product management at Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, Trello), software development and finance - successfully shipping to millions of users.
Johannes Alte-Teigeler


Founder & CSO
Managed the grid department of Stadtwerke Velbert and, with the liberalization of the energy market, founded the first private energy supplier and service provider, EVB Energie AG
Rolf Benken

Rolf Benken

Founder & CFO
Finance and energy market expert. Successful founder with experience from 17 start-ups.
Bodo Becker


Head of Customer Succes
Managed the operations department for energy service products at Mainova. Extensive experience in project management from Lufthansa, Johnson Controls & the Volkswagen Group.
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Head of Sales
eCommerce expert. Founded the online store paigh and gained experience in the field of e-mobility as team leader at the launch of Car2Go.
Marina Heinen


Marketing Team Lead & Business Development
Gained experience in corporate strategy, marketing, consulting and venture capital, e.g. in the energy industry at innogy and in eCommerce at REWE Digital.


HR Manager
Brings extensive experience in HR management, HR consulting and recruiting, and was responsible for staff development at Capita Europe, among others. At epilot, she looks after the well-being of employees, among other things.
Roland Kefaloudi-Walli


Country Manager AT/CH
Built the MyHammer and Grünspar business in Austria and founded derDigitalversorger.
Viljami Kuosmanen


Head of Engineering
Cloud native software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in software development and leading agile teams, both as founder and consultant to the largest corporations in Europe.

Become part of our team.
We are looking forward to meet you!

epilot is voted a top employer

Our open company culture is very important to us. We are proud that this is being recognized: in 2021, Business Punk listed us in the top 50 startup employers, and in the software sector even in the top 30. kununu also honored us as a Top Company 2022. The best recognition, however, is the high motivation with which our epilots work on our vision every day.