About us

Founded in 2017 and based in Munich, Germany, Blickfeld is a provider of cutting-edge LiDAR technology combining hardware and software solutions for analyzing, optimizing, and automating the world. 

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Our innovation

LiDAR perception solutions

Blickfeld’s innovative LiDAR solution combines LiDAR hardware and software. The compact and versatile sensors offer the best combination of performance, reliability, and price. Our perception software solution translates raw 3D point clouds into actionable insights, guaranteeing a quick time-to-market and a significant competitive advantage for our customers.

Our vision

Creating a smarter, safer, and more efficient world

Our perception solutions empower our customers and partners to act, react, interact and navigate the complex surroundings of our modern age. 

We strive to make the world safer, smarter, and more efficient. With our innovative hardware and software products, we generate actionable data and enable new ways of analyzing, optimizing, and automating the world.

Our people

The leadership team

Blickfeld’s team combines many years of professional experience, innovative thinking, engineering excellence and market and implementation knowledge.

Dr Mathias Müller has already proven that he can successfully establish companies: In 2010 he founded fos4X GmbH together with Rolf Wojtech, which develops optical sensors for industrial applications, especially in the field of wind energy. With Blickfeld, he has founded his second successful start-up. Here he works as CEO and head of development. Mathias studied physics at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and electrical engineering at the Technical University in Munich, followed by a doctorate in optical metrology.

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Dr. Mathias Müller

CEO, Managing Director

Blickfeld’s COO, Terje Noevig, has long-standing operational and strategic experience gained during his time at OSRAM and Siemens, where he held different management positions. His operational management responsibilities encompassed sales, marketing, R&D, production, quality, procurement, and supply chain. Terje studied Business Administration at Lancaster University / ESB Reutlingen and holds an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Terje Noevig

Chief Operations Officer

Before founding Blickfeld, Dr sc Florian Petit worked on the control of robots as part of scientific work at the Technical University of Munich, Stanford University, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and ETH Zurich. The roboticist obtained his Ph.D. in the field of human-machine collaboration.

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Dr. sc. Florian Petit

Chief Experience Officer

Rolf Wojtech is the third Blickfeld founder and as Chief Software Architect he is responsible for the development of the Blickfeld software stack. Rolf studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich and founded fos4X GmbH together with Mathias Müller in 2010.

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Rolf Wojtech

Chief Software Architect

After obtaining her Master’s degree in corporate communication from the University of Amsterdam, Luisa Martens worked for a large B2B full-service communication agency. Luisa joined the Blickfeld team early on and has built the company’s brand. She heads the marketing and product team.

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Luisa Martens

Chief Marketing Officer

After studying electrical engineering, Dr. Markus Rauscher received his doctorate in the field of infrared spectroscopy with a focus on the application in condition monitoring. Markus joined the Blickfeld team shortly after the company’s founding in 2017 and is now head of development at Blickfeld.

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Dr. Markus Rauscher

Head of Development

Christian Waizenegger spent his professional career with the commercialization of disruptive, innovative technologies. He studied physics and business administration at the EPF Lausanne and held different entrepreneurial positions in the fields of optical sensor technology and metal 3D printing. At Blickfeld, Christian is responsible for business development and sales as Vice President.

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Christian Waizenegger

Vice President Industry Sales & Business Development

As a technology and manufacturing sales industry veteran, Patrick Pylypuik and his team build critical relationships with new and existing customers in North America. Before joining Blickfeld, Patrick was Vice President of Sales at Symbio Robotics and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Publicly traded autonomous vehicle supplier NAVYA Group. He also held executive Sales and COO positions at Kibo Partners, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, B2X Global Group, Blackmore Partners, Inc., and Fullfillment.com.

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Patrick L. Pylypuik

Head of Sales North America

Mike Yang graduated Peking University with Bachelor Degrees in Electronics and Economy, and has earned his Electrical Engineering Master Degree in the USA. The business management and optoelectronics expert has more than twenty years of experience in various positions. Mike Yang has held roles in engineering, marketing and sales, as well as a Country Head and Managing Director at companies like General Electric, Osram,Valeo Sylvania, and Tridonic.

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Mike Yang

Head of Sales China

Stefan Lehner is Blickfeld’s Head of Customer Success. After studying Engineering and Management at TU Munich he gained broad experience in project management and technology consultation. At Blickfeld, he held the position of Head of Project and Product Management, before moving into Customer Success.

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Stefan Lehner

Head of Customer Success

Before joining Blickfeld, Dr. Christian Wawra worked as a software developer and project manager at different companies with a focus on test systems, production tracking, and customer solutions. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for production and application software.

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Dr. Christian Wawra

Team Lead Application and Production Software

Blickfeld’s head of Object Recognition, Dr. Hamidreza Houshiar, has gained significant experience in the field of point cloud processing and robotics at Jacobs University Bremen and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg prior to joining Blickfeld. He studied Information Technology in Iran before moving to Germany to pursue his studies and obtain his Ph.D.

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Dr. Hamidreza Houshiar

Head of Object Recognition

After gaining a degree in media studies from the University of Tübingen, Ricarda worked as a B2B marketing manager for a German SME before joining a Munich-based PR agency, where she advised large IT and Industry clients on their communication strategies. Ricarda joined Blickfeld in 2019, where she was responsible for PR, Content & Online Marketing before moving into her current role as the Marketing team lead.

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Ricarda Sandmeir

Team Lead Marketing

Before joining Blickfeld, David Koller worked on the development and industrialization of high-resolution load cell electronics for the industry and laboratory division of Mettler Toledo in Switzerland. At Blickfeld, he is responsible for electronics and mechanics hardware development.

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David Koller

Team Lead Electronics Development

Dr Michael Schardt studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and obtained his Ph.D. on spectrometers for the mid-infrared region. During his doctorate, he developed spectroscopy solutions suitable for industrial applications. Michael brings this expertise to Blickfeld as head of the optics team.

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Dr. Michael Schardt

Head of Optics

As Director Finance, Yves is a seasoned financial professional with a strong academic background, holding a master's degree from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Berlin School of Economics and Law. With a career spanning several years at chip maker Intel, he has honed his financial acumen through various roles within the company. As a chartered management accountant (CIMA), he brings a wealth of experience to his current role, where he leads Blickfeld’s Finance team.

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Yves Gendronneau

Director Finance

Blickfeld’s Team Lead IT has worked in various system and network administration positions in the US, UK, and Germany. Jeffrey Connary holds a degree in Computer Communications from Keene State College.

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Jeffrey Connary

Team Lead IT

Florian obtained his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Technology in Hamburg and Sweden. Since then he gathered significant expertise in strategy and management consulting in technology-focused areas such as technology management, virtual development and ADAS. He joined Blickfeld as project manager for Qb2 before moving into his current role as Lead Operations, where he is responsible for the production steering and supervision of series production.

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Florian Bindges

Lead Operations

Renu obtained her master’s degree in the area of VLSI Design from Banasthali University. Before joining Blickfeld, she worked as a Research Associate at the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, where she was involved in developing a MEMS technology-based vibration energy harvester. She joined Blickfeld in 2020 and currently leads the MEMS team.

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Renu

Team Lead MEMS

In 2013 Johannes Meßmer started working as a freelancer with a focus on web applications and automation solutions. After successfully writing his master's thesis in computer science at the Technical University of Munich, he joined Blickfeld in 2018. Since August 2021, he has taken on the Team Lead Embedded Software role.

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Johannes Meßmer

Head of Embedded Software

After completing his business administration studies, Tilman Röder worked in various purchasing and purchasing-related functions at Siemens, OSRAM and Ericsson in the automotive, industrial and consumer sectors. As Blickfeld’s Head of Procurement, he covers everything, from direct material in the electronic, mechanic and optical area to indirect materials and services.

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Tilman Röder

Head of Procurement

Maximilian is a trained specialist for freight transport and logistics and has gained vast experience in coordinating global transports including customs clearance and tender management. He joined Blickfeld in 2021 and is Lead Supply Chain.

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Maximilian Größl

Lead Supply Chain

Investors

Bayern Kapital
Continental
Fluxunit Osram Ventures
High-Tech Gründerfonds
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LOGO UVC Partners
Tengelmann Ventures

Awards

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Weconomy
Start Me Up!
NMW Lab 18 Winner
European Startup Prize for mobility
eMove 360° Award
Der Deutsche Innovationspreis
Daho.am
Carit Startup Factory
Autonomous Traffic & Logistics Award
3rd BMVI Startup Pitch

Supporters

StMWi
BMBF
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Founded by the European Union
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