The world is becoming ever more complex. But at AtomLeap, we think complexity is beautiful. We believe that with the right tools, you can dig through massive amounts of complex data and find answers to the toughest decisions faced by businesses today.
Our data-enabled, AI-driven insights have helped our clients make smarter decisions in acquisitions and partnering, find risks that needed answering before they became threats, and propel their businesses to new levels.
Our team is young, curious, international, and interdisciplinary. We have a diversity of interests ranging from sociotechnical change to rocket science, but we are all equally fascinated by innovation. We are hungry to learn about how innovation is changing the ways in which we live and work, and how new technologies are redefining industries across the world. Our goal is to tame complexity, understand change, and to use data to help our clients make better decisions.
Dr. Robin P. G. Tech
Co-founder & managing director
Dr. Robin Tech oversees the intelligence and startup acceleration operations at AtomLeap. He studied corporate management and economics at Zeppelin University (BA) and engineering and sociology at the Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (MSc) before doing an MBA at the Hong Kong Business University and subsequently completing his PhD in economics at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, the University of St. Gallen, and MIT. Prior to co-founding AtomLeap in 2015, he worked for Audi, the European Union’s EIT Labs, a venture capital firm, and a curator’s office in Moscow. When he is not working, Robin enjoys good wine and coffee, riding his motorcycle, and caring for his ferns.
Co-founder & chief strategist
Thomas has been instrumental to AtomLeap’s growth by managing the company’s business development and strategy in his role as chief strategist. An experienced investor and manager, he has launched and participated in a wide array of global strategic initiatives in IT, communications, the automotive industry, and energy over the past two decades. His most recent roles include creator and director of 3M’s corporate venture capital division and member of the advisory board of Continental’s digital division. He previously worked in consulting, strategic sales, and marketing for major firms like PriceWaterhouse, Andersen Consulting, Accenture and Siemens. In his free time, Thomas enjoys running, playing tennis, and collecting art.
Co-founder & head of operations
A co-founder of AtomLeap, Konstanze plays an integral part in the development and refinement of AtomLeap’s vision and objectives, and is responsible for implementing the company’s strategic and operational plans on a daily basis. A social scientist by training, Konstanze studied communication and media science, political science, and anthropology at the University of Leipzig, the Free University and the Humboldt University of Berlin. Before co-founding AtomLeap, she conducted research in innovation and entrepreneurship at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and worked on the editorial team of Gründerszene, one of the leading publications on entrepreneurship in Germany. In her free time, Konstanze enjoys theatre, performance arts, and spinning classes.
Dr. Hannfried Leisterer
Hannfried is one of the co-founders of AtomLeap. He specialized in European and international law during his studies at Humboldt University of Berlin and completed his PhD on cyber security at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Prior to and during his referendariat, he worked at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells, and the German Federal Interior Ministry. Hannfried focuses on IP and IT law, believes in turning ideas into real-world initiatives, and his personal motto is “just do it, and do it just”. If there’s a piano around, there’s a 100% chance that Hannfried will start playing it within minutes.
Head of R&D
Wendelin oversees algorithm and analysis development at AtomLeap and is also involved in many of the strategic decisions. He is a space engineer with additional background in physics, economics, and computer science and holds degrees from MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, and the International Space University. His broad interdisciplinary perspective combined with extensive experience with tech startups and research enable him to make profound assessments of current developments and to devise great ideas and solutions. In his free time, Wendelin enjoys traveling, biking, skiing, pub quizzes, and the big city life in Berlin.
Business development manager
Lorelei supports the development of the business intelligence division at AtomLeap. After completing her MA in international relations at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Lorelei participated in ESCP Europe’s entrepreneurial bootcamp in Berlin and worked in project and community management at Danone Communities, an investment fund and incubator for inclusive business solutions. Lorelei is passionate about social innovation, technology, collaborative methods, and sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys cultural activities, learning foreign languages, traveling, dancing, and snowboarding.
Julie manages the accelerator program, supporting the development of promising high-tech ventures in Berlin in her role as project lead. She completed her BA in communications and media management at the University of Applied Science in Düsseldorf and worked in project management for startup accelerator Startplatz, in corporate communications for clients like BMW, and in talent scouting for Michael Dobler prior to joining AtomLeap. In her free time, Julie enjoys listening to podcasts, doing yoga, spending time with her dog, and discovering her new home city of Berlin.
Kirsten works directly with the startups in the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator on business development and project management. Hailing from Kiel, she studied international business at the Rijkunsiversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands before completing two master’s degrees in international business in emerging markets and local economic development in the UK, at Edinburgh University and the London School of Economics, respectively. Before joining AtomLeap, she worked in business development and management consulting in Berlin and Hamburg. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and surfing.
Technology scout & data scientist
An essential member of our intelligence unit, Christian works on data analytics, data science, and technology insights. He studied engineering management at the Technical University Darmstadt (BSc) and Technical University Berlin (MSc). He subsequently worked in the automotive industry, in business consulting, and tutoring innovation economics. His experience and studies enabled Christian to develop both a broad understanding of technology and a strong business acumen, which proved useful when he later co-founded two ventures. In his free time, Christian enjoys spending time with his two dogs, doing extreme sports, and reading good newspapers.
Data engineer & strategist
Joleana leads the data division at AtomLeap with natural language processing and strategic development. A well-versed linguist and programmer, she completed her BA in linguistics and TESOL at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her MSc in language evolution and cognition at the University of Edinburgh. Joleana is passionate about improving the quality of multimodal human-machine interfaces using data analysis and modelling. In her free time, she enjoys skydiving and ashtanga yoga.
Leonardo De Jesus
Leonardo is part of the intelligence division at AtomLeap, where he works as a back-end developer. Originally from São Paulo, he studied mechatronics engineering at the Polytechnic University in his hometown. Leo is a versatile developer and engineer that has developed software for various startups and has worked with data mining and analysis using several languages. In his free time, he enjoys rockabilly dancing and practicing Kung fu.
Cameron supports the AtomLeap intelligence team with data analytics, visualization, and with natural language processing. A native of Scotland, Cameron studied Classics at the University College London (BA) and language evolution and cognition at the University of Edinburgh (MSc), receiving distinction in both programs. Prior to joining AtomLeap, he worked as a data analytics consultant for EY and interned for the Wellcome Trust and for MP Robert Halfon. When he is not busy programming or with web development, Cameron enjoys running, coffee, wine, and reading about cognitive science.
Student data scientist
Berinike is a student at Heidelberg University where she is currently working toward her BSc in applied computer science and mathematics. In parallel, she is supporting the intelligence team at AtomLeap with data collection and analysis. She is passionate about software engineering and enjoys traveling every chance she gets, as well as wearing Adventure Time themed Christmas sweaters.
Frederik is a computer scientist who is supporting the AtomLeap team with projects related to data collection and analysis. He received his BSc at Heidelberg University, and he is particularly passionate about machine learning and developing algorithms. In his free time, Frederik enjoys developing Android apps, practicing his juggling, and magic tricks.
Student data scientist
Paul supports AtomLeap with data analysis and collection. He is currently completing his MSc in scientific computing at the Heidelberg University, after having previously studied mathematics for his BSc at the same institution. In his free time, Paul enjoys developing apps for iOS and is known to make a mean lasagna.