About Us

Dynamic scale-up with big goals in the heart of Cologne

Our vision is that companies can sell even complex products online as easily as a pair of shoes.

Who we are

In summer 2017 Michel Nicolai, Szilard Toth, Rolf Benken and Johannes Alte-Teigeler founded e.pilot GmbH. When we took a closer look at the energy market, it was clear to us: the time has come for a new generation of software solutions for the energy world. Since the company was founded, we have grown rapidly: With now more than 80 employees, we work every day to revolutionise the energy world together with our customers.

Our mission:

To build the leading eCommerce ecosystem for the energy world

We bring together all market participants in the energy world – from energy suppliers and grid operators to tradesmen and manufacturers, and all the way to customers. As the underlying ecosystem of the energy world, we want to bring transparency, customer focus, user-friendliness and efficiency to a market that has been opaque up to now.

Our environmental impact:

We at epilot are reducing our Co2 footprint

The organization Leaders For Climate Action has set up a catalog of action items called “we take climate action” that companies can use to reduce their carbon footprint.
As a tech company, we can already tick a good amount of boxes and want to achieve more – that’s why we received our “Climate Action”-BadgeImportant to us: digital services run on green energy, as cloud servers achieve energy efficiency 5-6x higher than traditional on-premise services

By Leaders for Climate Action

We build on this
Our values

Customer first

Our customers are our elixir of life. Therefore, the needs and requirements of our customers are at the top of our 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.

We move fast

We do not waste time in developing the "perfect" solution. For us, standstill is synonymous with regression, which is why we continuously improve our solution.

It´s okay to make mistakes

If we fail, we stand by it and learn from our mistake. It is okay to lose a game as long as we win the championship.

We´re a team

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

Our team

Get to know the team that works with enthusiasm to continually develop epilot and provide our customers with the best experience. As expertise is our number one priority, we at epilot bring together various experts from the energy industry, cloud business, sales and eCommerce.

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.


Founder & CEO

International experience in product management at Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, Trello), software development and finance – successfully delivering to millions of users.



Founder & CTO

Managed the network department of Stadtwerke Velbert and, with the liberalization of the energy market, founded the first private energy supplier and service provider, EVB Energie AG.


Founder & CSO

Finance and energy market expert. Successful founder with experience from 17 start-ups by now.


Founder & CFO

Managed the operations department for EDL products at Mainova. Extensive experience in project management at Lufthansa, Johnson Controls & the Volkswagen Group.


Head of Operations

Gained experience in corporate strategy, marketing, consulting and venture capital, among others in the energy industry at innogy and in eCommerce at REWE Digital.


Marketing Team Lead
& Business Development

E-commerce expert. Founded the online store paigh and gained experience in the field of electromobility as team leader at the launch of Car2Go.


Head of Sales

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.


Human Resources Manager

Built the MyHammer and Grünspar business in Austria and founded derDigitalversorger.


Country Manager Austria/ Switzerland

Further shareholders

The enercity group based in Hanover is a provider of sustainable and intelligent energy solutions. With a turnover of around 2.4 billion euros, the group is one of the largest municipal energy service providers in Germany. The company supplies around one million people with electricity, heat, natural gas and drinking water. In addition, enercity offers energy-related services relating to electromobility, energy efficiency, decentralised customer solutions, telecommunications and smart infrastructure.

AXON IVY is a company of the AXON ACTIVE Group with more than 700 employees worldwide. In addition to its headquarters in Lucerne, AXON IVY has branches in Munich, Vienna, Singapore and Silicon Valley and has development laboratories in Switzerland and Vietnam. More than 1000 large corporations and SMEs from all industries worldwide use the Axon.ivy BPM Suite.

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