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Technology for engineers, by engineers

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Our vision

The exponential growth of the world’s engineering intelligence

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Our mission

SPREAD’s mission is to make product information easily accessible & actionable for everybody.

Our management

Meet our team

Our philosophy is simple — hire a team of passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do your best work.
Philipp Noll
Co-Founder & MD
Product & Sales, former Production Engineer at Mercedes and Senior Strategy Consultant at Porsche
Robert Göbel
Co-Founder & MD
Operations & Marketing, former Solution Manager Watson IoT at IBM and Manager at Porsche consultancy
Tomas Karlsson
Former Director SW Development at Bentley, Founder of Agency9 (Digital Twins for Infrastructure, sold to Bentley)
Steinunn Arnardottir
VP of Engineering
Former CTO & co-founder of Totoli and Senior Director at Native Instruments
Karina Schultz
Head of Marketing
Former Head of Marketing & Communications at Porsche accelerator dynamics
João Simões
Head of Design
Former Lead Product Designer at McKinsey, BCG, AKQA and Onefootball
Dr. Christian Wienss
Head of Sales
Former Sales Director at Siemens PLM, PhD in Computer Science & Simulation
Frederik Günther
Head of Product
Former Production Engineer at Mercedes and Consultant at Porsche

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Our timeline

We've come a long way

November 2019

Foundation and seed investment

SPREAD starts operations in November. Cavalry, La Famiglia and several Business Angels invest in SPREAD

January 2020

First customer and use case

Mercedes becomes our first customer and, after a successful pilot phase, we released our first use case with a complete user journey to guide workers in finding electric failures in cars 75% faster.

March 2022

Rollout and expansion

In the beginning of 2022, we managed to scale 3 use cases along the complete product lifecycle to multiple customers, industries, and factories around the world

September 2022


By developing SPREAD Studio, our internal low-code environment, we managed to speed up use case development by a huge margin, arriving at 12 use cases within months.

May 2023

Closed Series A funding

The round was led by HV Capital, with participation from existing investors Cavalry Ventures, as well as angel investors Dylan Field, Figma Co-Founder & CEO, the founders of logistics unicorn Sennder, and Summit Partners founder Walter Kortschak.
Our board

Investors & advisors

Not only does our product and tech set us apart, but so do the people who choose to partner with us on this journey.
HV Capital
Since 2000, HV Capital, formerly HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, has backed Internet and technology companies through various generations of funds.
Cavalry Ventures
Cavalry is a Berlin-based Venture Capital fund that invests in companies on their path forward to effect positive change.
La Famiglia
A loyal family of entrepreneurs, business angels, family businesses, conglomerates and industry leaders who invest smart capital alongside with their experience, networks and skills.
Judith Dada
Judith is a General Partner at La Famiglia. She was previously at Facebook, managing Amazon Europe’s marketing strategy and Facebook’s VC Initiative.
Felix Klühr
Felix is Partner at HV Capital. Before that, Felix founded Skive, a digital learning platform trusted by more than 250,000 students across Europe.
Martin Janicki
Martin is Partner at Cavalry Ventures. He serves on multiple boards and was previously doing Private Equity at Credit Suisse.
Walter Kortschak
Walter is an engineer, venture capitalist, former managing partner of Summit Partners and a board trustee of Caltech. He has over 36 years of experience as an investor.
Sebastian Borek
Sebastian is a serial entrepreneur with a continuous track record of discovering market opportunities and defining successful business propositions.
Founders of Sennder
David Nothacker, Julius Köhler and Nicolaus Schefenacker are the founders of logistics unicorn sennder, the leading digital European freight forwarder.
Dylan Field
CEO & Co-Founder of Figma who led the company through the largest B2B SaaS exit of all time. Dylan champions open, accessible design and believes in a collaborative world.
Charles Songhurst
Charles ran corporate strategy for Microsoft and focused on partnering and M&A. He was involved in the Yahoo acquisition and Skype acquisition. Today, he runs an investment portfolio.
Markus Ehrle
Markus is Senior VP and Country Manager EBU at Salesforce. Prior to joining Salesforce, he held senior sales positions at SAP, IBM, Trigo, CommerceOne, and Netscape.
Joachim Schreiner
Joachim is Executive VP and General Manager Salesforce Germany. He joined Salesforce in 2007 and has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry.
Dr. Till Reuter
Till lead one of the leading robotics manufacturers KUKA as CEO for over 10 years. He furthermore sits on the board of Neura Robotics and spent 10 years in investment banking.

Our stories

Videos, case studies, guides, industry best practices, and news.
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August 31, 2023
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How to break knowledge silos for innovation: empowering engineers through access to product data

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