Leadership

  • From the early days…
    From the early days… Our Story

    Merantix was founded in 2016 when Rasmus was doing a PhD in deep learning at ETH Zurich. During his doctorate Rasmus met Adrian, who had just exited his last venture, and together they envisioned Merantix, long before it reached today’s structure. Talking to executives of blue-chip corporations across Europe, they gained an extensive overview of over 400 use cases deep learning could solve. The first six months in 2016 were then primarily devoted to technical and business validations that lead to the first four ventures Merantix is currently growing.

  • Dr. Rasmus Rothe
    Dr. Rasmus Rothe Founder

    Rasmus obtained a PhD in computer vision and deep leaning from ETH Zurich after attending Oxford and Princeton University (top 5%). He has published 15+ papers on (deep) machine learning. Prior to Merantix, Rasmus worked for BCG, Google, and built a deep learning service with 150m + users.

  • Adrian Locher
    Adrian Locher Founder

    Adrian is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a strong focus on AI. He previously founded and sold a 100m EUR revenue company. He has been recognized as „40 under 40“ and „HSG Entrepreneur of the Year“. He holds a degree in business and economics from University of St. Gallen.

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

    Dr. Gool is a computer vision professor at ETH Zurich & KU Leuven. He is a leading researcher in the field of computer vision. Dr. 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.

Careers at Merantix

Engaging Topics

Merantix encourages you to pursue your curiosity and passion for several diverse topics. We are dedicated to addressing machine-learning problems that are challenging and foundational to an entire industry. We believe that diversity across topics is essential to attracting and retaining the greatest talent and to promoting creativity, continuous improvement, and functional learning.

Professional Development

Merantix is proactive in making major contributions to the open-source community. We encourage all of our employees to regularly attend professional conferences. Merantix is a regular guest at notable academic conferences on machine learning such as NIPS, ICCV, ICLR and ECCV. At the ECCV event this September, we will host an Italian Night with great food where you will be able to get in touch with all of us.

Work-Life Balance

Merantix offers a dynamic and flexible work environment. Some of us come in during “regular” business hours, and some prefer to start later or earlier. Our employees have the freedom to work when it best suits them. We are a fully trust-based organization that does not track vacation time. We believe in ownership of work, personal responsibility, and the motivation of our people, which has proven to be a successful approach to leadership

 

Collaborative Culture

Merantix is a family of diverse people from all over the world that came to Berlin to work on machine learning. We truly care about the individual well-being of our employees and support all of our new employees who are joining us in Berlin with whatever they may need. We have regular offsites and encourage everyone to organize common activities; just join the “all-sports” slack channel and stay up-to-date on bouldering, swimming, running, and much more.

Our experience