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.

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.

Michel

Founder & CEO

International experience in product management at Atlassian (Jira,Confluence, Trello), software development and finance - successful delivery to millions of users

Szilard

Founder & CTO

Headed the grid department of Stadtwerke Velbert and, with the liberalisation of the energy market, founded the first private energy supplier and service provider, EVB Energie AG

Hannes

Founder & CSO

Financial and energy market expert. Successful founder with experience from meanwhile 17 start-ups.

Rolf

Founder & CFO

Many years of experience as project and shop manager at OBI Group Holding and founder of his own start-up company. Olli then pursued his passion as Senior Product Owner at Deutsche Telekom and as Senior Product Manager at RTL.

Olli

CPO

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

Marlon

Head of Sales

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

Bodo

Head of Operations

Set up the MyHammer and Grünspar business in Austria and founded derDigitalversorger

Roland

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.