Who we are
A group of talented individuals from around the globe
who love working with each other.
Who we are
Deliver insanely great returns on enterprise data
We have a simple idea: get the right insights to the right person at the right time - automatically.
It's like the nervous system of an enterprise.
A team of serial founders
I met Patrice on a cold winter evening in the late -’90s. We were having an early company Christmas celebration. Patrice had just started his apprenticeship at Namics, our digital agency.
At a partner event at around the same time, I met Toni. He was working for Obtree, a content management company.
A couple of years later, we went on to found our next company, local.ch, which in turn became Switzerland’s largest web property. There we met Felix, who only joined us on the condition that together we would create another company after local.ch.
We did - two, in fact. The first was Memonic. In essence, we invented Evernote before Evernote was ever created - an online notebook. But in the consumer space, you simply have no chance against a better-funded American rival. Though we also got a piece of tech they didn’t have. Or has your notebook ever notified you with relevant updates on your topics of interest?
That was the moment we started to build Squirro, based on a simple insight: enterprise data is broken. 99% of all enterprise data generated is never used beyond its primary use.
It is like buying a new company car, driving the car from the dealer to the company garage and then throwing the key away. A bad investment. Yet this is how most companies deal with data today.
This is the problem Squirro addresses: turning this data into actionable insights.
On this journey we are joined by a team of fantastic colleagues. Shivani, Wiktor, Saurabh and Miguel have all been with us for more than five years.
Why do we stick around together for so long, especially in this fast-paced startup world? We’re simply fond of each other. And on top of that we are joined by another 40 talented colleagues from three continents.
How do we make that work? With a serious and fascinating challenge as our focus - to build the world’s first true insight engine - and a few commonly shared rules.
Co-Founder and CEO of Squirro
Great things happen when great people team up. At Squirro, we have one common principle: you’ll do the right thing.
This, plus a few shared values, are all it needs.
When delivering our service, we care deeply about these values:
We earn the trust of our customers every day. We keep their data safe.
We’re passionate, continuously improve, innovate and do our best to draw insights from data.
We help our customers to get value from data. By growing their business, we grow ours.
Squirro Ground Rules
Great people make a great team
The solution is the team
Getting things done
Long term over short-terminus
And yet we count the time in months not years
We're optimistic & focus on the real issues
Creativity and communication are key
Errors are ok, if...
A lot of companies have these value statements, often build around terms like respect,
integrity, communication, excellence. Enron did, so did Swissair... Many times, these
values have little to do with the real values of the organization.
So we don’t care whether you know the value statement by heart or not. We strive to live by our values - every day.
Squirro provides the right insights at the right moment in the context of your workplace - automatically. We build the insights fabric for the enterprise and our solutions act like a Smart Assistant for the B2B environment.
We want to deliver insanely great returns on enterprise data. Squirro provides customers with the right information at the right moment at the right place - automatically. We do this by enabling our customers to turn unstructured data into relevant insights and practical actions. Thus Squirro is becoming a critical component of companies in their quest to get the right insights at the right time and act on them. We call this Augmented Intelligence, to point to the fact that we augment humans in doing their jobs better.
Meet The Team
Dr. Dorian SelzCEO & Co-founder
Toni BirrerCTO & Co-founder
Patrice NeffChief Customer Officer & Co-founder
Dr. Bernd SchoppChief Commercial Officer
Nicolas BerneyVP Delivery
Fredrik RydiusHead of Finance
Conor LeddyEnterprise Account Executive US
Ivano SalogniSales Director Central and Southern Europe
Aurélie ClairMarketing Intern
Dennis RunkowskiSenior Solutions Engineer
Doris HoltzhausenSales Operations Manager
Lauren Hawker ZaferHead of Training and Education
Ralph StraeuliDirector Partner Management
Shivani VisenHead of Design
Rishu AgrawalSoftware Engineer
Fabio SettimoAccount Executive
Abdul Nawaz BugtiSolutions Engineer
Vanessa LiKey Account Executive
Moritz MüllerGeneral Manager Asia & Head of Product
Katharina KreitnerEnterprise Account Executive
Oscar GoossensUX Designer
Wiktor StarczewskiLead Frontend Engineer
Chiara SannitzSenior Solutions Engineer
Amin HasanSolutions Engineer
Jonas HeitzSoftware Engineer
Christian HoferSoftware Engineer
Thomas MöllersSolution Engineer
Simona GiacominiUI / Graphic Designer
Tzanetos BalitsarisSoftware Engineer
Jan EbnerWorking Student
Stjepan GregoFrontend Engineer
Andreas KuehneHR Admin
Vanessa CorreiaOffice Manager / Executive Assistant
Konstantin HälgJunior Sales & Business Development Manager
Claudio JordiSolutions Engineer
André SenraSenior Frontend Engineer
Peter BrejzaSolutions Engineer
Gloria FernandezHead of Marketing EMEA & Asia
Khushbu SaxenaSoftware Engineer
Filippo BrogginiSolutions Engineer