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 of Ambiverse, driving the vision of text to knowledge. Johannes did his PhD in artificial intelligence, specifically in natural language understanding, at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

Daniel Bär

Daniel Bär

VP Product & Co-Founder

Having a strong technical background in cloud solutions for natural language applications, Daniel leads our strategic engagement with customers and grows our market reach. Previously, he was in Globalization Services at SAP. He received a PhD in Computer Science from TU Darmstadt in 2013.

Dragan Milchevski

Dragan Milchevski

VP Engineering & 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. Dragan did his Masters in Computer Science at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.


Luciano Del Corro

Luciano Del Corro

VP Innovation & 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 artificial intelligence, specifically natural language understanding, at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

Prof. Gerhard Weikum

Prof. Gerhard Weikum

Scientific Advisor & 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, knowledge acquisition, and knowledge bases.

Ambiverse Timeline


Ambiverse receives Phase II of the EXIST Transfer of Research grant.



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.



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