Inventors, technologists, and entrepreneurs use our software to discover and track emerging technologies, research, markets, and business developments.
Mergeflow was originally founded in 2007 by Florian Wolf, a PhD graduate from MIT and former research associate in Computer Science and Genetics at the University of Cambridge. At this early stage, Mergeflow developed analytics software for hedge fund investors. This included some of what today is called "alternative data" (news, blogs, and social media). But then the financial crisis raged, and customers started to skimp. Mergeflow’s small team was forced to rethink and pivot the entire company.
Eventually, after exploring all kinds of options and possibilities, they met with a team at Siemens Corporate Technology that wanted to automate and scale some of their technology scouting activities. This project began as a proof-of-concept, but Mergeflow's team quickly realized that this was exactly what they wanted to do all along: The perfect combination of "building cutting-edge analytics software" and "helping solve fascinating, and often somewhat hidden, challenges across a wide variety of tech sectors".
Today, Mergeflow’s software is used by 20+ companies worldwide to discover and stay informed on emerging technologies, companies, ideas, experts, and new markets.
Mergeflow operates as a bootstrapped and distributed company.
We are grateful to our partners
We enjoy working in partnerships. Many of them have resulted in new Mergeflow capabilities that are now part of our standard product. In particular, we would like to thank our partners at Beiersdorf, BASF, BMW, Covestro, Flow Immersive, Kimonolabs (acquired by Palantir), Siemens, and the University of Toronto for their past and ongoing contributions.
Meet some of our team members
Machine Learning and User Interface
Lukas works on machine learning for analytics, and is responsible for frontend software engineering. Lukas is currently a computer science student at the University of Augsburg.
Analytics and Customer Success
Andreas develops analytics components for Mergeflow's enterprise solutions, and is responsible for the right interplay between data, user interface, and customers. He studied Economics in Munich and Lausanne, and has an MSc in Economics from the University of Munich. Outside the office, he’s a volunteer firefighter.
Dr. Florian Wolf
Founder and CEO
Florian is responsible for company strategy and product design at Mergeflow. Previously, Florian developed analytics software for institutional investors. Before that, he was a Research Associate in Computer Science and Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Florian has a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from MIT. Some of Florian's work at MIT was funded by DARPA. Florian is a member of the Global Panel at MIT Technology Review.
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Dr. Florian Wolf
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