Our Team

Niklas Köhler

Co-Founder, CEO

Niklas holds a M. Sc. Degree in Physics from the LMU Munich and has multiple top placements in some of the biggest data science competitions worldwide. At HELLSICHT Niklas is responsible for the companies culture and attracted multiple top tier clients to work with HELLSICHT.

Florian Hendrich

Co-Founder, CTO

As the principal Deep Learning engineer of HELLSICHT, Florian is directly involved in the most challenging and ambitious projects. Florian holds multiple top 10 placements in the largest public ML competitions as well as a M. Sc. degree in Physics.

Raffael Köhler


Head of Business Dev.

Raffael is responsible for a number of different tasks - including marketing, sales and strategic planning. Through his vast network Raffael recognised the value AI can add in different use cases and sectors.

Dr. Karl Moritz Hermann


Karl Moritz worked at Google DeepMind for nearly 6 years as a Senior Staff Research Scientist after he sold his company to Google and helped to shape the company into what it is today. Before that he was a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics and Machine Learning at the CLG in Oxford.

Frank Thieser


In his career, Frank was in leading positions within companies in the aviation & defence sector with previous experience as a manager in large scale defense procurement within a NATO procurement agency. As the former Head of Strategic Programs at ESG he maintains a vast network of technology companies as well as international governmental contacts.

Ian Hogarth


Ian co-founded and scaled Songkick to $100m in sales, which was acquired by Warner Music Group in 2017. Since then he became an angel investor with his main focus in applied machine learning to disrupt some of the most crucial sectors. (edited) 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Theis

Scientific Advisor

Fabian is Director of the Institute of Computational Biology at the Helmholtz Zentrum München where he coordinates the Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit. At HELLSICHT Fabian supports the team with his expertise as well as establishing an important link to latest research.

Thomas Eberhard

Data Scientist

Thomas holds a best-in class B. Sc. and M. Sc. degree in mathematics from the Technical University Munich. With prior experience developing applied AI-Solutions for BMW and Allianz he brings a broad practical experience to the table for HELLSICHT’s clients.

Julian Jungwirth

Project Lead

Julian is an artificial intelligence engineer and with HELLSICHT for three years. He holds a M. Sc. in Physics and is one of the only four Germans to ever win a Price at a Data Science Bowl where he competed against 10.000 international data scientists.

Jean-Marc Wanka

Data Scientist

Jean holds a M. Sc. in Mathematics in Data Science, being an enthusiast with academic and commercial experience in deep learning. He specializes in image Processing and Signal Analytics, working with various data modalities ranging from infrared sensors to microscopy images.

Olle Holmberg

Data Scientist

Olle is a PHD Student in the Machine Learning Group at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and  holds a M. Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics in Science and Engineering from the Technical University Munich. 

More Champions

People at Hellsicht come to work here for the opportunity to work with bleeding-edge AI technology. They stay for the challenge of building something that will alter the landscape for the highest impact sectors across the globe. Our ever-growing team is full of positive and engaging personalities with a deep fascination for technology and innovation.

Where we are headed

Our culture of openness, curiosity, and continuous innovation is reflected in the software that we develop. We don’t stick to one idea, one technology or one domain but strive to combine the benefits of a commercially developed product—efficiency, reliability, and value—with the benefits of an open system—collaboration, flexibility, and customization.


We are deeply passionate about building an organization that puts employee development and learning at the heart of our strategy. In our high-velocity industry mastering, the process of evaluating, filtering and adopting new ideas is not an option, but a strategic necessity to stay on top.


We strive for excellence in what we do.  Our Team constantly proves through various data science competitions that it belongs to the best in the world.

Data Science Bowl 2017

Prize winner and best German Team in one of the biggest data science competitions of all time. ($1 Mio.  prize pool, 10,000+ competing data scientists)

Can you improve lung cancer detection?

Otto Group Product Classification Challenge

Top 10 placement in a data science competition with over 4000 competing data scientists all around the world

Classification of over 200.000 products

Second Annual Data Science Bowl

Top 10 placement with over 900 competing data scientists.

Transforming how we diagnose heart disease

Top 5% placement with over 1.900 competing data scientists

Predict whether a mobile ad will be clicked

Avazu Click-Through Rate Prediction

Sendlinger Straße 2

Germany, 80331 Munich


Tel: +49 152 05390057

Mail: Raffael.Koehler@Hellsicht.ai