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

Die Stadtwerke Emden setzen ab sofort auch e·pilot!

Mit den Stadtwerken Emden wächst der Kundenstamm von e·pilot weiter. Die Stadtwerke Emden erhielten 2017, für ihren ganzheitlichen Entwicklungspfad hin zu einer Smart City, den Stadtwerke Award. Bei diesem Award werden Vorzeigeprojekte von Stadtwerken ausgezeichnet, die das eigene Unternehmen...

13/03/2019

Die Stadtwerke Emden setzen ab sofort auch e·pilot!

e·pilot zu Gast bei Jeck’n’Tech

Jeck’n’Tech war ein exklusives Tech Event von coparion, was am 28. Februar in Köln passend zum Karneval stattfand. Der Fokus bei diesem Event lang auf technologischen Innovationen in der AI Industrie. Darüber hinaus ging es bei diesem Event darum Start-ups und Investoren...

07/03/2019

e·pilot zu Gast bei Jeck’n’Tech

Für e·pilot war die E-world ein voller Erfolg!

Über die drei Tage hinweg sind unglaublich viele produktive Gespräche und neue Anregungen entstanden, die zu vielen neuen Terminen für unser Sales Team geführt haben. Der Launch unseres modernsten Strom- und Gaspreisrechners war unser größtes Highlight der E-world. Wir haben zum Strom- und...

26/02/2019

Für e·pilot war die E-world ein voller Erfolg!

Unser CEO als Speaker beim Energie Gipfel 2019

Der Handelsblatt Energie Gipfel 2019 mit unsere CEO Michel Nicolai und CSO Christian Hodgson war ein voller Erfolg! Beim Vortrag zum Thema “Digitale Kundenschnittstellen – die Zukunft des Vertriebs und der Nutzen von Plattformen” konnte unser CEO zeigen, wie kundenzentriert e·pilot...

23/01/2019

Unser CEO als Speaker beim Energie Gipfel 2019

Triff uns vom 05.- 07.02.2019 auf der E-world in Essen!

Besuche uns während der E-world in Essen am Stand 728 der Halle 4, im Bereich “junge innovative Unternehmen”. Erfahre dort, was sich alles seit der E-world 2018 bei uns verändert hat und wie auch du den neuen e·pilot Strom- und Gaspreisrechner nutzen kannst. Darüber hinaus zeigen...

16/01/2019

Triff uns vom 05.- 07.02.2019 auf der E-world in Essen!

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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.