Decarbonize. Decentralize. Digitize.

Company aims to connect power trading, renewable energy production and electricity storage in an advanced real-time platform supported by up-to-date artificial intelligence algorithms to create a new digital energy ecosystem. Our aim is to minimize market entrance costs and time-to-market while maximizing return on investments (ROIs) for our customers in a standardized and trustworthy way. Our development efforts are contributing to the decarbonization and decentralization of the industry by virtualizing and optimizing trading, processing, production and storage of electricity from renewable energy resources. builds cutting-edge software. Our mission is help new and existing businesses to electrify fast and efficiently while maximizing returns on renewable energy.

We envision to facilitate operations and time-to-market in the energy industry by enabling our customers to access tailored applications, processes and projects by means of our software platform to simplify and optimize the production, storage and transaction of renewable energy. We aim to electrify the future and, ultimately, end the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.


Dr. Thomas Nicolai
CEO and Co-Founder

After finishing his PhD in St. Gallen, Thomas spent a year at zanox before founding Sociomantic Labs in 2009. Until early 2018, he managed the company’s operations before he decided to start

Thomas has a proven track record of building real-time, machine learning and high frequency trading engines. Moreover, he has founded and managed a company with over 300 people across more than a dozen offices. He is passionate about electrification and envisions the world to be fully fossil-fuel independent.

Dr. Lars Kirchhoff
CPO and Co-Founder

During his PhD in St. Gallen, Lars started his first online company. In 2009, he then founded Sociomantic Labs where he kept R&D projects and processes lean and efficient until he decided to start as CPO.

Lars is an expert in developing responsive and intelligent algorithms to handle big data. At Sociomantic Labs, he was at the helms of an innovative technology company for close to ten years. Lars believes in the future of smart electricity storage and therefore aims to align software development with responsive storage hardware.

Thomas Brandhoff

After working at zanox for close to three years, Thomas founded Sociomantic Labs together with Thomas and Lars. Thomas managed commercial and organizational aspects while carefully leading the company to success, particularly during it’s high-growth international expansion phase.

Thomas is experienced in handling organizational, marketing, finance and legal issues during a company’s startup and growth phase. He has developed a profound interest in energy technology, particularly renewables, over the last years.

Dr. Joseph Wakeling
Head of Engineering

During his Physics PhD in Fribourg, Joseph used physics-based approaches to study learning, neural and economic systems. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at several academic institutions all over Europe before he joined Sociomantic Labs to become a Software Development Team Lead.

Joseph has a strong background in building highly responsive artificial intelligence optimization systems. After four years at Sociomantic, he decided to join the founding team to develop an ethical product to help electrify our world in more efficient and cleaner ways.

David Eckardt
Distinguished Engineer

David obtained his Master’s degree in Physics (Diplom-Physiker) at TU Berlin before joining Sociomantic Labs as the very first employee in 2009, less than half a year after the company was founded. As a technical lead, he built the backend core of Sociomantic Labs’ real-time bidding engine.

David personifies a distinguished engineer. He is incredibly passionate about solving problems and building complex systems from scratch. Given his passion for Electrical Engineering, which he developed during his Physics studies, he decided to leave Sociomantic Labs after 9 years to join the team.

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