Ein herzliches Danke für Ihre Mithilfe zur Spende für den guten Zweck

Zum Ende des Jahres 2017 hat sich das ganze Akanoo Team bei unseren Kunden und Partnern für ein aufregendes und interessantes Jahr bedankt. Diese Gelegenheit wollten wir nutzen, um gleichzeitig auch etwas zurückzugeben, an all’ jene, die oftmals in Vergessenheit geraten.

      

Die Organisationen, die wir mit Ihrer Hilfe über unsere Weihnachtskarten unterstützt haben, waren die Aktion kleiner Prinz, eine internationale Hilfe für Kinder in Not und die Alzheimer Gesellschaft Berlin, ein Verein der das Wohlergehen von Alzheimer erkrankten Menschen, sowie deren Angehörigen fördert.

Die Adressaten unserer Karten konnten frei wählen, welche der beiden Organisationen 10 € von Akanoo erhalten sollen. Unter den versendeten Karten mit einem Spende-Code waren 81,33% deutsche, 13,33% französische und 5,33% englische Empfänger.

Wir bedanken uns herzlich bei allen, die mitgemacht haben und somit den Spendenbetrag erhöht haben!

Akanoo freut sich auf ein weiteres erfolgreiches Jahr mit Ihnen allen voll Neuheiten und spannender Features!

New customers Preisvergleich.ch and Klebefieber.de

We are happy to announce the collaboration with two new customers: Klebefieber.de and Preisvergleich.ch

Klebefieber.de is a leading producer and online-retailer for wall tattoos and interior ideas in Germany. Their products are innovative, individual and customizable. Klebefieber.de is designing with a lot of flair, skills and brilliancy – and that’s what we are going to do for them as well with our campaigns!

Preisvergleich.ch is a website that supports shoppers whenever they are searching for a product. They make the research work a lot easier for your buying decision by researching the best articles out of the most favored product categories. By means of customer reviews Preisvergleich.ch achieves their MetaScore. It’s a platform where you can find the article for the best price – and we will be assisting in personalizing the customer experience even further!

Welcome on board!

Meet our new senior software engineer Torben

Torben has joined our team in November as senior software engineer. We asked him a few questions so that you can get a good impression of what he is doing here.

What did you do before you came to us?

I worked at several companies and branches like different digital media companies, at an internet provider or in the cruise industry.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

I am responsible for software development with Groovy, Scala and TypeScript for the Akanoo dashboard and the tracker. I’m also responsible for Amazon Web Services, to improve our infrastructure and our development process.

What do you like most about your work?

I like to write code and resolve problems!

And what do you usually do after work?

I like skateboarding and photography.

Which colleague would you take with you to a deserted island and why?

Fabian because he knows how to grow vegetables so we won’t starve.

What attraction / part of Hamburg do you think you should visit and why?

You should see this whole great city!

What apps can you never do without and why?

  • Skype to see my family
  • Google Now, Google Maps and Google Translate, because it’s so incredibly useful
  • eBay because I’m addicted
  • Emacs because it’s the best editor out there

On the Internet you can find me here:

Top2 SaaS Company @ Gründerszene Growth Ranking 2017/18

Every year Gründerszene honors the fastest-growing companies 2017/2018 in the digital industry and this year Akanoo has been elected!

Next to great companies and business ideas, we are very happy to have achieved rank #27 among start-ups in all Germany, and are especially proud about our achievement in the category Software/ Software-as-a-Service:

Akanoo, as the leading technology-provider in intelligent onsite-marketing based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, landed on a strong 2nd place!

Our customers include over 45 great brands, such as fashion specialists Orsay and Deichmann or the online-bookstore Thalia.

A great team, headed by founder & physicist Fabian Gebert and CEO & industrial engineer Benjamin Ferreau, are standing behind the data-driven fast growing company. Without all of them and their passionate work for our customers, we wouldn’t have reached these top results. Thank you very much!

New customers Cerascreen and FC Bayern München

We are very happy to announce the collaboration for our automated onsite marketing with our new clients Cerascreen and FC Bayern München, two well-known brands in the German market.

Cerascreen offers health-diagnostics, counseling and supply from one source.  With the help of an easy sample-return-test the lab from Cerascreen can determine an accurate result after gold standard. Everybody can do these tests comfortably from home without help! Akanoo will help bringing the right tests to the right visitors at the right time.

The soccer club FC Bayern München can proudly look back on a successful and long history since 1900. The Fan-Club has the most members in the world and deserves an equally up-to-date and well-sorted online shop, which we will assist to personalize even better to the fans’ needs.

We are looking forward to these collaborations and heartily welcome our new customers at Akanoo!

Meet our new Managing Director Benjamin

What did you do before you came to us?

I had been working for the second largest print and media group out Germany for almost nine years in various positions. The first four years I was part in the department “corporate development” and project lead for projects in the field of “Digital Transformation” as well as “Merger & Acquisitions” and acquired three companies. After four years I moved into one of our acquisitions, a software company which has been market leader for information supply chain production systems for retail and mail-order / eCommerce companies. In this company I started as a key account management and head of sales and had built up a sales operations – national as well as international. In 2012 I became Managing Director for Global Sales & Marketing and was also responsible for the international branches, like North and South America and France. After nine years I looked for a new challenge and wanted to find a new team / family to leverage business in a specific field. I am really happy being a part of Akanoo – thanks for the very warm welcome.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

At Akanoo I am Managing Director overseeing the activities of the entire company. Next to the participants of the managing board I am focused on all sales and marketing, financial as well as cooperation activities.

What do you like most about your work?

Being part of an awesome team with passion and spirit. Moreover, I like to conquer the status quo. With our algorithm based on artificial intelligence we are helping companies onsite (website or eCommerce shop) to be one step ahead and convince customers on their journey – and we are talking about customer specific journeys because every individual has his own needs.

And what do you usually do after work?
Being together with my girlfriend and meeting with friends. Sometimes I have been trying to convince myself for a run around the Alster.

Which colleague would you take with you to a deserted island and why?
With Torge to learn more about our intelligence and our random forest model ;)

What attraction / part of Hamburg do you think you should visit and why?
Next good upcoming restaurant because I love to explore places to get awesome food for a good price.

What apps can you never do and why
WhatsApp // knowing whats going on

On the Internet you can find me here:
Xing

LinkedIn

Instagram: bf_hh

Meet our new Pre-Sales Manager Hendrik

We are happy to welcome Hendrik as part of our Sales team as Pre Sales Manager. In his interview you can find out more about him and his motivation to join Akanoo.

What have you done before joining us?

I have worked in the travel industry.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

My responsibility is to talk to customers and find out, if our service can help them to increase their revenue.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Provide companies a solution for their problems.

And what do you usually do after work?

I like to go out with friends or make music.

Which colleague would you take with you to a lonely island and why?

I really can’t answer this question. Everyone has their own special skills.

Which attraction/part of Hamburg do you think you should definitely visit and why?

That’s a tough question, but I prefer the port in the evening.

Which apps could you neverdo without and why

Definetly WhatsApp, my friends are scattered around the world so we can stay in contact.

On the web you can find me here:  Xing

New customer for Akanoo: reichelt elektronik

We are happy to welcome reichelt elektronik as a new customer for Akanoo Onsite Marketing.

With 45 years’ business experience reichelt is offering low priced products in  superior  quality in  their innovative online store. They have become one of the largest electronic distributors in Europe with a standard product range containing over 85,000 products.

We are looking forward to helping reichelt elektronik generate more revenue with personalized onsite campaigns!

Meet our intern Karsten

Karsten has joined our team in June as an intern for data science. We asked him a few questions that you can get a good impression of what he is doing here.

What have you done before joining us?

I am currently studying at the University of Hamburg for my master’s degree in business administration.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

Everything data science and statistics related.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I really like the variety of tasks and the steep learning curve in the data science field.

And what do you usually do after work?

Sports or recording music.

Which colleague would you take with you to a lonely island and why?

Bendix. I’m confident he would be able to start a farm and develop a watering system for all the plants.

Which attraction/part of Hamburg do you think you should definitely visit and why?

One of the lakes in and around Hamburg for a refreshing swim.

Which apps could you never do without and why

Google Maps and HVV to find the fastest way to my next destination and Audible and iTunes U to keep me entertained and learn something new while travelling.

On the web you can find me here:

Xing 

New customer uhrzeit.org

We are happy to welcome uhrzeit.org as our new customer for Akanoo onsite marketing.

Created as the result of a coincidence during a scavenger hunt, uhrzeit.org was the first German website showing the exact time in cooperation with the technical institute for physics in Braunschweig.
In 2003 the online shop was founded and since then the e-commerce company from Hamburg has become the most visited online shop for watches in Germany.

Akanoo’s real-time tracking & targeting with succesful campaigns at exactly the right time seem to be a perfect match and we are looking forward to creating many exciting campaigns together.