About Us

Ambiverse, a spin-off from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, develops technologies to automatically understand, analyze, and manage Big Text collections. Ambiverse is built on years of state-of-the-art research in text analytics. In 2015, Ambiverse received an EXIST Transfer of Research grant by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Johannes Hoffart

Johannes Hoffart

CEO & Co-Founder

Johannes has a keen interest in the big picture and making things work. He is the leading figure behind Ambiverse, steering the business in the right direction – with an occassional foray into the technical underpinnings.

Daniel Bär

Daniel Bär

COO & Co-Founder

Daniel is an expert for software architecture and cloud solutions for natural language applications. He is passionate about efficient processes and drives the day-to-day business at Ambiverse.


Dragan Milchevski

Dragan Milchevski

CTO & Co-Founder

Dragan is a passionate coder with a knack for great visual design. With his background in knowledge-driven applications, he is driving all things engineering at Ambiverse.


Luciano Del Corro

Luciano Del Corro

CINO & Co-Founder

Luciano has the ability to solve language understanding problems in a principled but tractable manner, making him the key person for bringing research to applications. He completed a PhD in natural language understanding at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics.

Prof. Gerhard Weikum

Prof. Gerhard Weikum

CSO & Co-Founder

Gerhard is a Research Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. He supports Ambiverse with his extensive scientific expertise in natural language understanding and knowledge creation.

Ambiverse Timeline


Ambiverse releases stable version v1 of the NLU API.



Ambiverse releases paid version of the NLU API.


Ambiverse makes the NLU API multilingual.


Ambiverse GmbH is founded.


Ambiverse uncovers new facts about the Panama Papers.


Ambiverse releases the first version of the Natural Language Understanding API.


Ambiverse applies for EXIST Transfer of Research.

We are supported by

European Union

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