Team

Our team includes some of the best compiler experts and embedded engineers in the world, complemented by experienced industry veterans and hungry business professionals.

Maximilian Odendahl
Co-Founder | CEO
Johannes Emigholz
Co-Founder | COO
Weihua Sheng
Co-Founder | VP APAC
Kumar Venkatramani
Business Development
Juan Eusse
Business Development
Tsunemori Kawahara
Business Development
Stefan Schürmans
Technology
Luis Murillo
Engineering
Christoph Berner
Operations
2014
Founded
50
People
7
Countries
1
Goal

History

August
2014

Founded as University Spin-Off

Silexica is founded as spin-off from the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

February
2015

Embedded Award 2015

Silexica wins the prestigious Embedded Award 2015 in the category of “most innovative tools product of the year”

February
2015

Seed funding

Silexica closes seven-digit seed financing round with Seed Fonds Aachen and DSA Invest

January
2016

Silicon Valley Accelerator Program

Silexica is selected to participate in the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Program

April
2016

StartX

Silexica is nominated as the first-ever foreign company to join the prestigious StartX accelerator of Stanford University

November
2016

Series-A funding

Silexica closes its series-A financing round led by Merus Capital with participation of Paua Ventures and existing investors

January
2017

New HQ in Cologne

Silexica has established its new headquarters in Cologne Germany and grew its engineering team to 30 people

May
2017

German Founders Award

Silexica was selected as finalist of the German Founders Award 2017, the most prestigious entrepreneurship awards in the country.

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Awards

In 2016 Silexica was nominated as the first-ever foreign company to join the prestigious StartX accelerator of Stanford. Silexica continues to delight its customers with hands-on solutions for the most prevailing problem throughout all industries: “The multicore challenge.”

Silexica was selected to participate in the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Program. A small group of finalists out of 80 applicants was invited to present their business ideas to a jury of international experts. After going through an intense multi-tier selection process, Silexica was chosen as one of the winners.

Silexica is the winner of the prestigious embedded AWARD 2015 in the category of “most innovative tools product of the year” for Silexica’s groundbreaking SLX Tool Suite which solves many of today and tomorrow´s multicore software development challenges.

Silexica is selected as winner of the WECONOMY 2014 award, an initiative by the leading industrial corporations of Germany

Company Investors

Merus Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build successful software and Internet companies. Merus focus areas include Commerce, Cloud and Mobile. Merus Capital is founded by by Salman Ullah, former Vice President of Corporate Development at Google, Sean Dempsey, former Principal of Corporate Development at Google, and Peter Hsing, former Managing Director of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft.

Paua Ventures is a Berlin based venture capital firm. Established in 2010 and funded only with management money, Paua has built its way up to become a leading tech investor in Berlin. Paua invests in promising European Early Stage companies, acting both as lead or co-lead investor. Paua provides a broad range of services and the team is truly committed in being the best partner for entrepreneurs, aiming to be the bridge between new businesses and the corporate world.

Seed Fonds has a strong competence network with national and international investors, business angels & experts from the industry. The Aachen-based firm is specialized in the development of comprehensive financing models offering stability and development opportunities on the long term.

DSA Invest GmbH is a venture capital firm specialized in start-ups, seeking to invest in innovative technology companies in the region of Aachen, Germany. The firm operates as a subsidiary of DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH.

Vision

Silexica was founded in 2014 to revolutionize multicore programming technology, with the ultimate goal of closing the gap between hardware and software - once and for all. Therefore, Silexica provides programming tools that help software implementers to meet most challenging system requirements; with state-of-the-art compiler technology and full heterogeneity awareness.

Partners

With the long history of quality products and new innovative technologies, Altium has positioned itself as the leading electronics designer in the software world. Altium focuses on many industries, ranging from automotive, military and aerospace to communications and entertainment. By supplying truly unified PCB solutions to engineers and designers, Altium provides competitive advantage and unmatched ability in the production process of new and intelligent products.

Infineon Technologies AG is a leading German manufacturer of the semiconductors for automotive and industrial power control applications, as well as chip cards and security solutions for the connected, contemporary world. By utilizing cutting-edge technology and their latest innovations, Infineon Technologies provide durable, efficient, powerful, and environmentally-friendly products that increase battery life, security, and reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Therefore, the company’s technologies and products contribute to the securer, faster-moving and responsible modern world.

eSOL is an established embedded software developer for applications based on high-end single-core, multi-core, and many-core embedded processors in the automotive, consumer electronics, industrial and medical equipment, and aerospace industries. eSOL is known for its quality solutions and individual customer care on every step of the way – from design and planning to operations and maintenance.

eSOL TRINITY provides solutions for the design and development of embedded software, as well as pre- and post-sales technical support. The company supports a wide and highly innovative range of services including CPU and peripheral model development, platform development, OS/driver/firmware development, as well as integration of various tools into the embedded software development flow.

HighTec is German open-source complier system designer and developer. HighTec’s extensive experience has spanned over three decades, and its wide range of products includes development platform, eclipse-based integrated development environment, and PXROS, a real-time operating system.

Associations

The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. It is a global telecom industry association which connects the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating it.

The Multicore Association™ (MCA), a global non-profit organization develops standards to optimize products with multicore processor implementations. Silexica contributes to SHIM (Software/Hardware Interface for Multicore/Manycore) 2.0 whose primary goal is to define a new architecture description standard useful for software design.

AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a worldwide development partnership of vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor and software industry.

European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. The HiPEAC network is an FP7 project which gathers about 1500 researchers in computing systems in Europe. It is the biggest such network in the world, offering training, mobility support, dissemination services, and abundant networking facilities to its members. The HiPEAC project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 687698.

Silexica's team members posing for a photo at the office.