About Embever

Find out what drives us

About Embever

Find out what drives us

At Embever, we believe that emerging wireless radio technologies like NB-IoT usher in a new era of the Internet of Things. Millions of new applications can be realized with NB-IoT. We have been preparing for the NB-IoT rollout in recent years. We are the first in the market that have prepared a tailor-made offer for companies that struggle with the development of NB-IoT devices. Within Embever IoT Lab, development fears regarding exploding costs can be minimized. Embever IoT Core provides a secure environment on which the devices can be developed and operated.

Our goal is to enable companies to develop and deploy highly innovative battery-powered IoT products at scale and faster than ever before. With Embever’s innovative IoT platform we give companies a scalable and reliable tool to easily connect and deploy IoT devices with outstanding battery lifetime. With our passion and expertise for hardware development and rapid prototyping we help and accompany our customers to go to markets faster. We work closely with integrators to build an ecosystem that will breed world class solutions.

Embever Team

We are an international team of open minded people and really love to get our hands dirty to quickly realize low-energy IoT use cases. We are not afraid to think of unconventional approaches to solve technical challenges. We like to experiment a lot within Embever IoT Lab, where we use rapid prototyping to create validated IoT cases.

Founders Team

Henry Schlag

Henry has gained sales and logistics experience at Thyssenkrupp in the coordination of various logistics partners for the Asian market, wanted to become entrepreneur ever since, demonstrated perseverance in numerous marathons and acquired Embever´s first customer at CeBIT.

Sascha Thiergart

Sascha discovered his passion for building software services at Deutsche Bank, where he helped to develop an automated portfolio insurance system. Sascha developed passion for electronics and IoT 10 years ago. He has 10 years of experience in programming, is a lateral thinker and has a strong affinity for hacking.

Pablo Zometa

Pablo has more than 15 years of experience writing firmware for embedded systems. The focus of his PhD thesis was optimization for low-cost embedded processors. He is now putting all his knowledge into the development of Embever IoT Core.

Andreas Welling

Andreas is professor at the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science situated in a highly innovative industrial region. This provides Embever a unique channel to present its services and innovations to global market leaders and leading researchers.

Henry Schlag

Henry has gained sales and logistics experience at Thyssenkrupp in the coordination of various logistics partners for the Asian market, wanted to become entrepreneur ever since, demonstrated perseverance in numerous marathons and acquired Embever´s first customer at CeBIT.

Sascha Thiergart

Sascha discovered his passion for building software services at Deutsche Bank, where he helped to develop an automated portfolio insurance system. Sascha developed passion for electronics and IoT 10 years ago. He has 10 years of experience in programming, is a lateral thinker and has a strong affinity for hacking.

Pablo Zometa

Pablo has more than 15 years of experience writing firmware for embedded systems. The focus of his PhD thesis was optimization for low-cost embedded processors.  He is now putting all his knowledge into the development of Embever IoT Core.

Andreas Welling

Andreas is professor at the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science situated in a highly innovative industrial region. This provides Embever a unique channel to present its services and innovations to global market leaders and leading researchers.

Advisory Board

Carsten Brinkschulte

Carsten is a visionary senior executive. He has extensive experience in building, restructuring and scaling software companies. He designed and established category-leading products in various mobile market segments. Furthermore he has gained extensive experience in multiple fundraisings in private and public markets combined and M&A on both seller and buyer side. He is an articulate communicator with extensive network to decision makers in the international mobile industry.

Richard Abendroth

Richard is a digitization manager with approximately 15 years of industry experience. He brings diverse experience in IT, law, business, politics, management and psychology as well as Fintech, Digitech, IoT, Pharma, Chemistry and Automotive. He has many years of experience in dealing with and solving complex interdisciplinary challenges in various roles and under changing conditions.

Markus Schrickel

Markus is a talented and ambitious digitization manager with an exceptional track record and market knowledge focused on the digital transformation of businesses. His extensive experience in executing IoT and CRM projects enables him to deliver outstanding results to clients around the world. His experience as a consultant can help Embever make strategic decisions, execute projects cost-effectively, and deploy resources effectively.

Carsten Brinkschulte

Carsten is a visionary senior executive. He has extensive experience in building, restructuring and scaling software companies. He designed and established category-leading products in various mobile market segments. Furthermore he has gained extensive experience in multiple fundraisings in private and public markets combined and M&A on both seller and buyer side. He is an articulate communicator with extensive network to decision makers in the international mobile industry.

Richard Abendroth

Richard is a digitization manager with approximately 15 years of industry experience. He brings diverse experience in IT, law, business, politics, management and psychology as well as Fintech, Digitech, IoT, Pharma, Chemistry and Automotive. He has many years of experience in dealing with and solving complex interdisciplinary challenges in various roles and under changing conditions.

Markus Schrickel

Markus is a talented and ambitious digitization manager with an exceptional track record and market knowledge focused on the digital transformation of businesses. His extensive experience in executing IoT and CRM projects enables him to deliver outstanding results to clients around the world. His experience as a consultant can help Embever make strategic decisions, execute projects cost-effectively, and deploy resources effectively.

See how and where we work

2019
Jun

Embever is part of the UP2B Firecamp

Embever is part of the UP2B Firecamp

 

Embever applies for the UP2B Accelerator in Baden-Württemberg and wins one of the highly desirable places. The intensive program starts on July 15th in Heidelberg.

May

Carsten Brinkschulte becomes part of the Advisory Board

Carsten Brinkschulte becomes part of the Advisory Board

Carsten Brinkschulte a visionary senior executive will support from now on the Embever team in strategic issues.

Apr

Embever gets support from the first two members of the newly formed Advisory Board

Embever gets support from the first two members of the newly formed Advisory Board

Embever is happy to welcome Richard and Markus to the team.

Apr

HUB Berlin

HUB Berlin

Embever visits HUB Berlin, a business festival for digital movers. New contacts were made, opportunities opened up.

 

Mar

The 100 Days Accelerator Program from Deutsche Bahn starts

The 100 Days Accelerator Program from Deutsche Bahn starts

Embever is in good company with 3 more startups from the batch “Future of Mainenance”.

Feb

Embever wins a place for DB StartupXpress

Embever wins a place for DB StartupXpress

Embever wins one of the coveted places for the Deutsche Bahn Accelerator Program.

The Mindbox is the venue in the heart of Berlin at the Jannowitzbrücke.

2018
Dec

Embever wins prestigious Hugo-Junkers-Price 2018

Embever wins prestigious Hugo-Junkers-Price 2018

Embever wins the 3rd place category “Most innovative products, services & business models”, for its IoT middleware Embever IoT Core.

Sep

Team grows to 7 people

Team grows to 7 people

Since Foundation, Yuriy, Oleksandr and Sujan joined our team.

Jun

First successful firmware update over the air (FOTA) with NB-IoT

Using our Embever File Transfer Protocol, we deployed our first firmware update over NB-IoT.

Apr

Presentation of Embever IoT Core at relevant fairs

Presentation of Embever IoT Core at relevant fairs

We present Embever IoT Core at IDTechEX Berlin, IoT Global, CEBIT and other fairs.

Apr

Embever File Transfer Protocol

A major step for Embever IoT Core as we implement a file transfer mechanism for NB-IoT devices.

Jan

New office and the first employee

New office and the first employee

Embever is expanding and the previously used rooms are becoming too small. An own development laboratory is set up for the production of prototypes. Embever´s IoT Lab is born. The first employee Yuriy joins the Embever Team.

2017
Oct

Embever GmbH is founded

Henry Schlag, Sascha Thiergart, Dr. Andreas Welling and Dr. Pablo Zometa are the founders of Embever.

Aug

First NB-IoT prototypes

First NB-IoT prototypes

We build our first development board based on NB-IoT. We use them to build first NB-IoT devices and connect them using Embever IoT Core.

May

Closed alpha of Embever IoT Core

Closed alpha of Embever IoT Core

We show the first IoT prototype connected to Embever IoT Core @CeBIT.

2016
Aug

Reasearch on energy efficient data transmission

Research grant at the Otto-von-Guericke University from the program “ego.-Gründungstransfer” by EFRE and the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation,  Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

2015
Sep

Formation of the Team

Formation of the Team

The founders (from left to right) Henry Schlag, Dr. Pablo Zometa, Sascha Thiergart and Dr. Andreas Welling come join forces to find a way how battery operated IoT devices can do more.