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"At Merantix Venture Studio we build and scale machine learning companies. Through our unique incubation platform, seed financing and exceptional teams of entrepreneurs and engineers, we transfer world-leading research into products that will change existing and create new industries."

Adrian Locher, CEO & Founder

Fire, printing, steam, electricity, the internet - humanity has historically progressed forward through new general purpose technologies, unprecedentedly enriching societies and its people. Artificial Intelligence will be the most transformative technology of the 21st century. While its potential is undisputed, we believe that the most impactful companies have not yet been built.


Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology will set off massive economic change, in particular bio-based manufacturing and healthcare. Machine learning will enable numerous steps in synthetic biological processes and generate value for our partners, investors, patients and the climate.

Knowledge Economy

Natural language processing, along with parsable representations of complex networks, will drive major disruption in the modern knowledge economy. Human augmentation and modeling in financial services, including the detection of financial crime and provision of legal services such as due diligence processes are obvious candidates.

Manufacturing Automation

Designing and manufacturing complex components includes challenging optimization and quality assurance steps. Machine learning will improve subtractive and additive processes by reducing set up and cycle times and ultimately bringing new methods to the mass market.

We are continuously working on the most transformative ideas throughout a variety of industries. The next companies are already under way—plenty in ideation, some already being incubated. Visit us again to keep updated.


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  • Rasmus Rothe, Ph.D.
    Rasmus Rothe, Ph.D. Founder

    Rasmus published 15+ papers on deep learning while attending Oxford, Princeton and ETH Zurich, where he received his Ph.D. in computer vision and deep learning. Before founding Merantix, Rasmus worked for BCG, Google, and built a deep learning service with 150m+ users. He is a founding board member of the German AI Association. 

  • Adrian Locher
    Adrian Locher Founder

    Adrian has been a serial entrepreneur and investor for more than 20 years. He holds a degree in business  and economics from the University of St. Gallen. Over the years, he has founded more than 10 companies in various industries and markets. His last exit was at a $100M revenue e-commerce company with a 200 people team.

  • Prof. Luc van Gool
    Prof. Luc van Gool Founding Advisor

    Prof. Luc Van Gool is a computer vision professor at ETH Zurich & KU Leuven. He is a leading researcher in the field of computer vision. Prof. Van Gool is ranked top 10 globally by citations for computer vision and top 20 for machine learning. He is also a board member of top-tier journals and conferences.

  • Radu Timofte, Ph.D.
    Radu Timofte, Ph.D. Founding Advisor

    Radu is group leader and lecturer at ETH Zurich. His research is at the confluence of machine perception and AI. His seminal works have large impact in industries such as mobile, automotive, and media. Radu serves as reviewer and chair for top-tier journals and conferences.

Careers at Merantix

We encourage passion

We invite our team members to pursue their curiosity for a wide range of topics. Only with dedication and commitment can we create machine learning solutions that are capable of transforming entire industries.

We build on trust

We believe that we can only deliver outstanding results if we trust each other’s capabilities and drive. At Merantix, people take on ownership and responsibility for their projects and receive recognition for their hard work.

We are part of a community

We are a significant contributor to the open-source community because we believe that knowledge is most impactful when shared. To strengthen the nexus between research and business, our team members regularly attend academic and industry conferences.

We expect excellence

In everything we do, we strive for outstanding quality and visionary ideas. We push each other to get the best out of every one of us and invest in personal development.

We are looking for machine intelligence engineers, entrepreneurs, business minds, software & data engineers as well as industry experts to join our team.