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: info@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: info@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: info@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: info@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: info@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

TOTAL launcht mit e·pilot und ThermoPlus entwickeltes Produkt “Warm&Gut”

Heute geht das innovative Produkt “Warm&Gut”, das die Total Mineralöl GmbH gemeinsam mit ihrem Partner ThermoPlus WärmeDirektService GmbH und e·pilot entwickelt hat, an den Start! Die TOTAL betreibt eine der erfolgreichsten Webseiten im Heizölmarkt und ist ein Vorreiter in der...

09/09/2019

TOTAL launcht mit e·pilot und ThermoPlus entwickeltes Produkt “Warm&Gut”

smartlab als neuer Partner bei e·pilot an Board!

Unter der Marke ladenetz.de entwickelt die smartlab Innovationsgesellschaft unter dem Rückhalt ihrer Gesellschafter DVV, erdgas schwaben, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, Stadtwerke Osnabrück, STAWAG und Thüga zukunftsweisende Dienstleistungen, Produkte und Konzepte für das Thema Elektromobilität. Die...

06/09/2019

smartlab als neuer Partner bei e·pilot an Board!

Beitrag unseres CEOs und CTOs im Fachbuch „Realisierung Utility 4.0“

Bald wird der interessante Doppelband „Realisierung Utility 4.0“ von Oliver D. Doleski veröffentlicht. Unser CEO Michel Nicolai und CTO Szilard Toth haben als Autoren mit dem Fachartikel „Die Macht des Ökosystems – und wie auch Energieversorger sie für sich nutzen können“ einen...

04/09/2019

Beitrag unseres CEOs und CTOs im Fachbuch „Realisierung Utility 4.0“

Erfahrungsaustausch in der e·pilot Community

Uns ist es wichtig, dass sich unsere Kunden und Partner untereinander vernetzen. Das fördern wir sowohl mit regelmäßigen Community Meetings als auch im kleineren Rahmen. Gestern hat unser CSO Hodge mit unseren Kunden Nils Methling (SWS Stadtwerke Stralsund GmbH) und Marcus Bock (Eisenacher...

28/08/2019

Erfahrungsaustausch in der e·pilot Community

Happy Birthday e·pilot!

Gestern haben wir auf unseren zweiten Geburtstag angestoßen. In den letzten beiden Jahren haben wir uns als Scale-up rasant entwickelt: Mittlerweile sind wir 45 e·piloten, die jeden Tag alles geben, um gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden die Revolution der Energiewelt voranzutreiben. Auch produktseitig...

02/08/2019

Happy Birthday e·pilot!

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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.