Dmitri Gerats (CTO), Rosann Brandt (COO) and Tim Pohlmann (CEO) Robert Rieger


The Bloomberg for Intellectual Property

Software as a Service
Founded in 2015
25 employees
Funding: €520K
Stage: Seed

Iplytics evaluates and interprets 90 million patents in order to allow companies to understand their competitive position in the technology space. Website
Highlight of the year: Entering the Japanese market.

Interview with IPlytics

What inspired you to found your startup?

As a consultant, I crunched data in spreadsheets trying to analyze the complexity of technology markets. The results were broad and outdated when they were delivered to the client. I then came up with the idea to create an AI-based analytical tool to automatically monitor and interpret IP data.

How are you different? What is your unique value proposition?

IPlytics has developed the first AI algorithm that is able to valuate patents for specific technology clusters.

How do you define success for yourself and your company?

I call it a success if our customers use IPlytics Platform as the system of record for any of their decisions on Intellectual Property. This is especially true when IPlytics Platform allows them to solve complex tasks that they couldn’t crack before.

What do you want to achieve next year?

Our goal is to grow internationally (USA, JP, KR, CN), but also to grow across departments within large customer accounts. Here we will integrate IPlytics Platform in the decision-making processes of any employee in IP, Legal, R D, or Strategy departments.

Why do people want to work at your company?

At Iplytics, we use the latest AI technologies to solve challenging tasks in the world of data analytics. We have a young and talented team that is always looking for new creative minds to help us to develop and market our software solution.

What has been the most important milestone so far?

An important milestone was to have at least one customer in all large regions: Europe, USA, China, Korea, and Japan.

Looking back at your whole development story — what makes you most proud?

I am really proud of building up such a smart and motivated team.

Where do you see your company in 5 years?

In 5 years, worldwide technology companies will base any critical technology decision on IPlytics Platform.

What is your impression of launching a startup from your based city?

Berlin is a great city to start a company; there are so many talented people and likeminded founders. Berlin is open-minded and creative, and that is a great spirit. What’s missing is more funding for great ideas.

What is your impression of the german startup scene? Would you change anything?

The German startup scene is quite dynamic and creative but has yet more potential to grow. I would love to see more founders and funds.

IPlytics was featured in “The Hundert Vol. 10 – Startups of Germany“, November 2018.

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