About e·pilot


In summer of 2017, Michel Nicolai and Szilard Toth, together with the Swiss IT company AXON IVY and ATV Energie GmbH, founded e·pilot GmbH. We e·pilots are experts in the fields of energy management, cloud business, sales and e-commerce. Taking a closer look at the energy market it became clear: the time is right for a new generation of software solution for utilities.
Our goal is to manage all products and services in processes in a simple, digital and customer-centered way.

Vision

Enabling anybody to sell or buy energy products as easily as selling or buying your next pair of shoes online.

Mission

e·pilot is on a mission to bring together every player in the energy market – from energy providers over fulfillment partners and manufacturers to end customers. Toady, e·pilot helps to market, sell, fulfill and operate energy products with the ultimate goal to become the underlying ecosystem of the energy world bringing transparency and efficiency to a nebulous market.

Management Team

Michel Nicolai

CEO & Founder

Michel Nicolai

CEO & Founder

Michel Nicolai is founder and CEO of e·pilot. He developed the e-mobility business at LichtBlick in cooperation with Volkswagen. His mission: "To make our customers the most successful and efficient players in a digital energy world" He is no stranger to the industry: Before he founded the startup e·pilot, he developed the digital platform Energy Services "T -PED "(today: VLink) as his vision for the communal economy and was responsible for this business until the sale to Vattenfall.

“What is special about e·pilot for you?” "With the foundation, we have given e·pilot an incredibly strong and ambitious vision on the way: We will become the leading ecosystem in the energy market! Seeing as a CEO the determination and dynamism of each employee and shareholder in the implementation is impressive. e·pilot is bursting with disruptive potential!"

Email: m.nicolai@epilot.cloud
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Szilard Toth

CTO & Founder

Szilard Toth

CTO & Founder

Szilard Toth is founder and CTO of e·pilot. His clear goal: to develop the most efficient ecosystem for the energy market. Prior to founding e·pilot, he worked in Sydney for the world's leading enterprise cloud provider Atlassian. There, he was responsible for leading cloud products for millions of B2B users.

“What is special about e·pilot for you?” "In just a short time, we could not only develop a highly scalable, secure and state-of-the-art platform, but also solve the biggest pain points in the energy market. Achieving such a good product market fit in such a short time shows that we are on the right path to become the leading ecosystem of the energy market."

Email: s.toth@epilot.cloud
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Rolf Benken

CFO & Founder

Rolf Benken

CFO & Founder

Rolf Benken has been a convinced entrepreneur for over 25 years with experience from more than a dozen company foundations. As an energy market and financial expert, he led u.a. EVB Energie AG has over a decade and possesses high creative and strategic competence, especially in the development of business models.

“What is special about e·pilot for you?” "The dynamic and professionalism with which both product management, development and sales, make and realize decisions."

Email: r.benken@epilot.cloud
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Christian Hodgson

Chief Sales Officer

Christian Hodgson

Chief Sales Officer

The sales professional Christian Hodgson has broad industry experience and made a name for himself as sales manager in the development of Greenergetic GmbH. Most recently, he advised young companies in the fields of machine learning, energy and communication on strategic and sales issues.

“What is special about e·pilot for you?” "I am attracted to e·pilot by the consistent focus on customer-centered, agile developments. No other company in the industry is as dynamic as this team: a start-up with people who know what they are doing!"

Email: hodge@epilot.cloud
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Johannes Alte-Teigeler

Head of Business Development & Founder

Johannes Alte-Teigeler

Head of Business Development & Founder

Johannes Alte-Teigeler founded the first private energy provider after market liberalization and expanded the then founded EVB Energie AG to become the leading energy service provider in the deregulated energy market. Altogether, Johannes Alte-Teigeler has been active in the energy market for 30 years.

“What is special about e·pilot for you?” "The representation of the complete process structure in the distribution of energy services - from the frontend to billing ..... without taking into account complex IT structures with a speed that is superior for energy providers. Simply great!"

Email: j.alte-teigeler@epilot.cloud
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Core Values

Customers first

Our customers are our lifeblood. We listen to our customers' needs and solve their problems!

Honest and open

We're an open company and value feedback. Constructive criticism is what makes e·pilot and everyone of us learn and improve every day!

We Move fast

We don't waste time to build the perfect solution but build fast to test our hypothesis, learn, measure and iterate to make our solution continuously better!

It's ok to make
a mistake

If we fail, we fail fast and learn from our mistake so it won't happen again. It's okay to loose a match as long as we win the championship!

We're a team

We win and fail together.

Highlights

Insights aus unserem e·pilot Community Meeting Netze

Der Austausch mit unserer Netz-Community hat uns Einblicke in die aktuellen Pain Points von Netzbetreibern gegeben. Die brennendsten Punkte haben wir zusammengefasst:   – Der Prozess zur Inbetriebsetzung läuft aktuell nahezu vollständig analog und über viele Prozessbeteiligte –...

11/07/2019

Insights aus unserem e·pilot Community Meeting Netze

Zusammenarbeit mit der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

Am Freitag war unser CSO Hodge gemeinsam mit Timo Eggers von unseren Freunden Quantum bei der Vorlesung Innovationsmanagement an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal: 100 Studenten diskutierten mit uns zu Innovationsprozessen und Strategien, zu Technologie, Kultur und Zukunftswünschen. Im...

Zusammenarbeit mit der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

Erfolgreiches e·pilot Community Meeting Netze!

Wir freuen uns über einen intensiven Austausch beim e·pilot Community Meeting Netze! Am 27.06. haben wir gemeinsam mit einem Teil unserer Netz-Community die e·pilot Roadmap 2019/2020 und mögliche Entwicklungsschwerpunkte diskutiert. Der offene Austausch von aktuellen Pain Points und die...

01/07/2019

Erfolgreiches e·pilot Community Meeting Netze!

Wir freuen uns über hochkarätige Verstärkung bei e·pilot!

Sarah-Louise Koch ist als erfahrene Produktmanagerin von Vodafone zu uns gekommen und hat ab sofort in ihrer Rolle als Senior Produktmanagerin die kontinuierliche Optimierung unserer Produkte gemeinsam mit den Kunden im Blick. Auch unser Marketing hat einen Neuzugang: Marina Heinen hat bei innogy...

21/06/2019

Wir freuen uns über hochkarätige Verstärkung bei e·pilot!

Erfolgreicher Abschluss des PwC Scale | Energy Programms!

Nach dem abschließenden PwC Investor Evening blicken wir auf ein intensives Scale | Energy Programm in den letzten Wochen zurück. Europaweit hat PwC Scale-ups gescoutet und uns als Teil einer handverlesenen Gruppe ausgewählt. Im Rahmen von exklusiven Events konnten wir uns auf Partner-Level...

Erfolgreicher Abschluss des PwC Scale | Energy Programms!

Shareholder

Video

Szilard Toth (CTO)

At the ECOSUMMIT 2018 in Berlin, Szilard Toth presented e-pilot to a large audience and explained the special features that e-pilot had in advance of the previous white label solutions. Discover the many advantages e-pilot offers you.

Michel Nicolai (CEO)

Take a look at the interview of our CEO Michel Nicolai with energate TV and get insights into our end-2-end process and the e-pilot partnering.