metaphacts is a Germany-based company offering products, solutions and services for describing, interchanging and querying graph data, as well as a user-oriented open platform for visualizing and interacting with knowledge graphs.

The metaphacts team offers an unmatched experience and know-how around enterprise knowledge graphs for our clients in areas such as business, finance, life science, and cultural heritage. The metaphactory is our end-to-end platform to create and utilize enterprise knowledge graphs - from semantic graph data management to data-driven application development. Built entirely on open standards and technologies, our platform covers the entire lifecycle of dealing with knowledge graphs. As a main benefit our platform enables knowledge workers to create and gain meaningful insight into their data with one comprehensive software solution.

Dr. Peter Haase - CEO

Peter Haase
Peter founded metaphacts in October 2014. He has 20+ years of IT experience, with 14+ years in semantic technologies, in academia as well as in industry. In 2006, Peter obtained his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT) under the supervision of Prof. Rudi Studer. Lastly, he worked as Head of Research and Development at fluid Operations AG. Previously, he also worked for IBM in the Silicon Valley Labs in the development team of DB2, as well as for the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics. Peter has acquired and managed numerous large research projects and also led the development of commercial products and solutions in the area of semantic technologies.

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Herzig-Sommer - COO

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Herzig-Sommer
Daniel has 9+ years of experience in working with semantic and search technologies. He joined metaphacts as COO in August 2017 as part of the SearchHaus acquisition. In 2014, Daniel founded SearchHaus GmbH, which developed the smart data search engine GraphScope. Before starting SearchHaus, Daniel obtained profound experience in IT research and software development at Yahoo Research in Barcelona, Siemens Healthcare in Shenzhen, and SAP Research in Palo Alto. Daniel holds a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Daniel studied Business and Engineering at KIT, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and at Stanford University.

Sebastian Schmidt - VP of Product & Business Development

Sebastian Schmidt
Sebastian has 18+ years of experience in the IT industry, with over 10 years in software engineering and extensive experience in pre-sales, product management and consulting. He has previously led digital transformation initiatives with customers all over Europe, has helped medium-sized and large organizations bring enterprise application workloads into the cloud, and has ushered in strategies to reduce the effort and cost of running workloads on-premise through highly automated operations procedures. Sebastian studied in Germany and Australia (University of Sydney) and has a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe (KIT). He is married, has a 4-year-old son and likes to spend his free time hiking with the family or driving his motorcycle, which probably needs a sidecar soon to ensure that the family can travel together.

metaphacts is a member of CyberForum, the largest hightech business network in Europe.

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metaphacts is an Amazon Technology Partner and participated in the closed beta program for Amazon Neptune.

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