The Nomoko Story.

Nomoko was created in 2015 in Zurich, after years of thoughts put into the idea of changing how we see and interact with the world.

We are fuelled by 3 principles:

Do
good.

Both with our technology and as people, we truly believe in doing good. Doing good by caring for ourselves as a team, because the path we’re on is rocky, to say the least.

And doing good, by building a technology that will help, in our best intentions, to positively influence the future.

Inspire
creativity.

Creativity is in all of us, given the right tools. This is what we care about, building something that will help people look differently at the challenges they face and to build great solutions they never could before.

Empower
a spatial future.

The world is becoming digital at an extremely fast pace – yet we still need to gain way more understanding into the world we have built. We believe that thanks to our technology and platform, we will enable the building of solutions which are truly spatial: taking into consideration the world around us, by enabling solutions rooted in reality.

With this in mind, we create.

The Team.

Since day one, we realised that to build a company that lasts, the focus has to be on building a team with an extraordinary variety of expertise but more importantly, personality and drive.

We are a team of innovators, pragmatics, dreamers and carers, because we believe that our differences makes us stronger. We know the road ahead will not be easy, it never was.

We are constantly looking for inspired souls
to join us on our journey, so don’t be shy, get in touch!

Adrien Bedel

Software Intern

Adrien is from Lorraine, France and has obtained his BSc as an IT Specialist from Epitech. He is part of Nomoko’s software team and is helping with meshing as an intern. When Adrien is not at work, he enjoys listening to rap music, playing video games and spending time with his friends.

Aaron Seigo

Distributed Systems/High Performance Computing and Development

Our Canadian in the bunch was born in Haida Gwaii, and has also lived in Hawaii before moving to Zurich and starting to work at Nomoko. Aaron’s interests range from playing the guitar to cooking, as well as collecting art as part of his obsession with history. Along with being an amazing human being, he was once on a Top 50 Most Influential People in IT list and has done Karaoke on all continents except Alaska.

Bára Caldová

Head of ProductLab

Bara has joined Nomoko in 2015 and is responsible for overall strategy and the ProductLab, which focuses on creating inspirational and future focused use cases to implement Nomoko’s vision. Born and raised in Prague, Bara has educational and professional background in international marketing and is passionate about branding, photography, organisational psychology and sarcasm. In her free time, she is probably running around taking black and white photographs and preparing her future stand up show.

 

Bettina Katics

Quality Assurance Engineer

Bettina is in charge of quality assurance when it comes to anything software, hardware, or electrical at Nomoko. She is from Hungary and has obtained a BSc in Business Information Technology from the University of Pécs. During her time off, Betti does not only enjoy spending time outside hiking or riding her bike, but she is also a passionate baker and bakes a mean multi-layered cake.

Gabriel Fidalgo

Interactive Experience Designer

Gabriel’s job is to create fun interactive experiences out of complicated things. He is from southern France but has lived in the UK before settling in Switzerland where he studied 3D modeling and animation for interactive entertainment. You will often see him sketch ideas and plan how to turn his sketches into interactive stories.
Gabriel is passionate about nature and history. He also enjoys spending time reading and writing. Beside his work at Nomoko, Gabriel has dedicated his life to nature preservation, learning and teaching survival skill as well as self-reliance.

Florian Kuenzli

Operations Manager

Florian has been working at Nomoko since 2015 along with obtaining his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich. Over the years he has transitioned from the mechanical team to the running of operations at Nomoko.  He has been part of the Scouts for more than 17 years and in his free time loves playing the piano, skiing, and working on his tennis skills. He learnt to do hypnosis on himself and others, which, let’s be honest, is pretty badass.

Gülcan Can

Head of Machine Learning

Gülcan is from Turkey and has joined Nomoko in spring of 2018 as our first Machine Learning Engineer. She has an impressive educational background, having obtained a BSc in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, a MSc in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, and her PhD in Electrical Engineering from EPFL. Since moving to Switzerland, Gülcan has really gotten into skiing, but she also enjoys playing squash, reading, and going to the cinema.

Hakki Karaman

Applied Mathematician, R&D Mechanical Engineer

Hakki brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our company with two BSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Bogazici University, Istanbul; MSc in Fluid Mechanics from École Polytechnique, Paris; and MAS in Landscape Architecture from ETH Zurich. He tackles all sorts of mathematical problems of Nomoko since 2015. Hakki loves traveling, has lived in 5 countries, has visited more than 40, and he speaks 8 languages. Furthermore, he is a very passionate salsa dancer and is interested in all kinds of things ranging from science to history and sociology.

Kevin Mersch

Co-founder and CTO

Kevin is your number one contact with regards to all things hardware and software. An avid gadget lover, he’s always up to date with latest trends in tech. He has a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Technology from ETH Zurich and has previously co-founded a company back home in Luxembourg. He met Nilson through Startup Speed Dating at ETH, where they instantly “clicked” through their shared vision of the future. Kevin not only adds to the company through his ambitions and ideas, but also brings to the table the broad technological knowledge which is much needed when starting a visionary company like Nomoko.

James Dermelj

Software Engineer

James started out writing his BSc thesis for ETH at Nomoko, but fell in love with our awesome team and is now working part-time while finishing his Master studies in Computer Science. The creative bundle of happiness has been playing the guitar all his life, speaks Mandarin and enjoys traveling the world. James is pretty much interested in everything, which not only makes him a great addition to team Nomoko, but also just a great person to talk to.

Julie Muller

Happiness Officer & Office Manager

Julie, originally from Luxembourg, is responsible for all things happiness and office at Nomoko. With a background in marketing and communications studies (Brussels), she has spent most of her professional career working in startups. For her, the reason is simple: she loves the vibrant, ever evolving environment where everything needs to be built from ground up. It’s her passion and positive, energetic personality that make her a crucial member in our ever growing team. In her free time, she is a Swiss museum ambassador, vinyl collector and music listener – from classical to house and techno.

Luc Zeng

Image Processing Engineer

Luc is a French born Swiss of Chinese origins. Wine is his passion as he has already filled his cellar with ~300 wine bottles. When not enjoying a glass of wine, Luc likes to watch rugby games in a pub. He is also an avid couchsurfer and likes discovering new cultures by living with locals. Holding two MSCs in Optical Sciences and Applied Mathematics, he aims to breach the gap between Optics and Image Processing.

Lukas Hostettler

Software Engineer

We’re just going to put it out there: Lukas dances Lindy Hop and is really great at it too! But that’s not the only surprising thing about the EPFL graduate in Robotics and Autonomous Systems; he also ran a half marathon once and actually enjoyed it! When he’s not working his magic at Nomoko, he enjoys sailing in summer and snowboarding in winter.

Matteo Pavan

Head of Electronics

Matteo is the Italian electronics mastermind in our team and has been working at Nomoko since day one. He comes from the Venice area and has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from ETH. While he loves working on challenges at Nomoko, Matteo really enjoys the flexibility he gets to enjoy time with his family as he has only recently become a dad to a beautiful daughter. Fun fact: Matteo actually had dreadlocks for 15 years and only cut them off because they were too much of a fuss to take care of.

Monika Povilenaite

Product Lab Manager

Monika is from Lithuania and has obtained her BA in Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University in the UK and the University of Maryland in the US. Furthermore, she has a MA in International Security from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Monika moved to Switzerland in order to pursue her PhD at ETH, which eventually did not work out but fortunately led her to find her way to Nomoko, where she works as our Product Lab Manager. Besides being an information junkie, Monika is a woman of many passions, ranging from sports, to travelling and wine.

Nilson Kufus

Co-founder and CEO

Nomoko’s CEO Nilson has obtained a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University College Maastricht, where he built his curriculum around courses such as business, artificial intelligence, and media. His educational background and upbeat personality served him as the tools needed to turn his ambitious vision into a successful start up. Nilson is not only a true believer in teamwork and going the extra mile, but, fun fact, he is also a former Swiss figure skating champion.

You will hear him say: “It depends”

 

Sonia Batllori

Software Intern

Sonia has joined Team Nomoko as an intern in our software department. She was born and raised in Barcelona and is currently finishing up her double BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Barcelona. Over the course of her studies, Sonia has spent one year abroad in Berlin and has completely fallen in love with the metropolis. Furthermore, Sonia is really into VR and AR, and she won’t stop improving her skills in those fields till she gets a whale floating through the corridor of her flat. Sonia also enjoys dancing, jogging, and playing football and is just a joy to be around.

Roberto Peinado Illana

Mechanical Product Development Engineer

Roberto is from Madrid, Spain where he did his BSc in Aerospace Engineering as well as an internship and his MSc at Airbus. He loves all kinds of sports from karate, which he has practiced for 16 years, to diving and basketball. Furthermore, he’s into building things, painting, and photography. What he likes most about Nomoko are the amazing people as well as the challenges of working on ground-breaking projects.

Romain Franck

Software Developer

This brilliant mind comes from Nancy, France and has completed his studies at Epitech. Even when he’s not at work, he enjoys doing stuff on his computer, but he also likes climbing, reading, as well as woodworking. Romain is pretty obsessed with his home country France, so much so that he’s not planning to ever move and has once eaten two kilos of Sauerkraut when he was a child.

Sebastien Chappuis

Software Engineer

Seb is one of the OGs at Nomoko, as he has been working here since early 2015, after having spent some time abroad in Portland, U.S. and Madagascar. He has a master’s degree in Physics from EPFL and in his free time he enjoys playing the guitar, practicing for gigs with his band, as well as hiking and enjoying the beautiful Swiss nature. Furthermore, he sews his own juggling balls, but he’s still not that good of a juggler.

Srivathsan Murali

Software Engineer

While Sri was born in South India, he has also lived in Saudi Arabia, India, as well as Singapore, before moving to Switzerland and starting to brighten our days here at Nomoko. He has obtained his MSc in Robotics (Computer Visions) at ETH, loves cooking, photography, and playing strategy-based board games with his mates. Also, he can solve the Rubik’s cube in 45 seconds, which just adds to his general awesomeness.

Vaibhav Sawhney

Project Lead, Aerial Image Acquisition

A member of team Nomoko since September of 2015, Vaibhav is originally from Dehli, India and has obtained his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in Bristol, UK and his MSc in Robotics at ETH Zurich. While he loves sports like cricket, boxing, and yoga, just to name a few, he also likes reading and has recently gotten into photography. At Nomoko, we’re not only amazed at his tech talents, but we’re also huge fans of his singing voice.

Vincent Pedrini

Co-founder and CFO

A French-Luxembourger, co-founder Vincent has studied at Solvay Business School in Belgium, and at the University of Montréal, receiving his Master’s Degree in Management and Finance in 2009. Vincent has worked for various consultancies over the years as an Auditor and as Manager, before joining the Nomoko adventure as part of the founding team in 2015 through Kevin, his long time friend. A lover of good food and wine, Vincent is a great combination of a hedonist personality with a true passion for business.

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