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About Us

We're Celonis. We turn processes into extraordinary experiences.

Celonis is the market leader in AI-enhanced Process Mining and Process Excellence. Celonis helps companies in every industry remove friction from critical business processes and improve execution. The system knows how processes really run, senses friction in real time, and acts with intelligent automation and recommendations. Companies around the world, including Siemens, Uber, Citi, Coca-Cola, and Vodafone, have harnessed the power of Celonis to drive execution and outcomes, generating millions of dollars in value.

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Our Vision

The Superfluid Enterprise

Processes are the drivers of business execution. They are at the heart of a company’s ability to get work done. That is why companies have invested millions of dollars in improving and digitizing them to boost their performance. Yet most processes fail to deliver the results executives expect. The problem is that critical business processes are forced to operate across a rigid and fragmented technology landscape. The result is friction. And process friction prevents even the best-run companies from achieving their full execution potential. Celonis is a new kind of system that knows how processes really run, senses friction, and acts to improve execution and outcomes.

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Our Technology

The #1 Process Mining Software

Celonis brings together Process Mining, AI, and automation to empower companies to manage all aspects of their business execution. The Celonis system works in three steps: Celonis knows a company’s processes by reconstructing them ‘as-is’ through the data in transactional systems. Celonis senses friction, its root causes, and its impact using AI and a vast best-practice knowledge base. Celonis acts in real-time to remove friction, either by automatically taking intelligent action, or by recommending next-best actions.

Extraordinary Experiences

Working for a

Frictionless Future

We envision a world where companies can achieve sustainable growth and build better future for all. Our technology empowers customers to reduce unnecessary waste, streamline work, and improve operational efficiency. We’ve also taken action to increase technology access by introducing Celonis Snap, a free version of our product that makes Process Mining tools available to everyone. And through our Academic Alliance program, we partner with educational institutions to bring valuable technology skills to the next generation of leaders around the world.

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Our Values

The Celonis Way

At Celonis we’re helping companies change the way they work, so we can all do our part to ensure a better future for all.

Our values help us get there. They are our compass — guiding and inspiring us in everything we do.

Leadership

Meet our executive management team.

Alex

Alexander Rinke

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Responsible for overall business strategy and leadership

Bastian

Bastian Nominacher

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Responsible for overall business strategy and leadership

Martin

Martin Klenk

Co-Founder and CTO

Responsible for technology roadmap and software development

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Miguel Milano

Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Owner

Responsible for global sales, customer success, solution engineering, delivery, demand generation, and partners

John

John Capaldi

SVP Sales, North America

Responsible for North American sales, solution engineering, and partnerships

Remy

Remy Lazarovici

SVP Sales, Europe

Responsible for European sales, solution engineering, and partnerships

Arsenio Otero COO at Celonis

Arsenio Otero

Chief Operations Officer

Responsible for go-to-market strategy and operations, demand generation, and key growth programs at scale

Guido

Guido Torrini

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for leading worldwide finance organization

Fabian

Fabian Veit

SVP People and Operations

Responsible for the Celonis' business operations and people function globally

Panayiotis

Panayiotis Vitakis

Chief Customer Officer

Responsible for global customer success, services, customer support, and the Celonis Academy

Hala

Hala Zeine

Chief Product Officer

Responsible for product strategy, product management, go-to-market strategy, and product-related partnerships

Malhar

Malhar Kamdar

Chief Ecosystem Officer

Responsible for global Ecosystem strategy, solutions, and sales, with Celonis’ business, technology, and academic partners.

Andre

André Heinz

Responsible for our People and Culture organization, and will develop top-tier talent and to create a culture where all Celonauts can grow, learn, and lead.

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History

Celonis Founders
2011, Munich, Germany
Celonis founded
Alexander Rinke, Bastian Nominacher and Martin Klenk, working with the student consultancy Academy Consult undertook a project with Bayerischer Rundfunk to optimize their internal IT processes. In the same year, they founded Celonis.
2011, Munich, Germany
Early customer co-innovation
Celonis worked with early customers such as Siemens, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and Bayerischer Rundfunk, to turn process mining technology, invented by academics at Eindhoven University, into a scalable product offering for businesses.
Celonis 3.0
2013
Celonis 3.0 is born
Celonis launched the new version of the software – Celonis 3.0. Celonis 3.0. was the first version to include many of the features users still love about Celonis process mining today such as the flexible analysis builder, the data modelling UI and the powerful management UI.
SAP Celonis
2015
SAP global reseller agreement
In 2015, Celonis achieved something that no other start-up had managed. Software giant SAP added Celonis process mining to its price list and immediately began selling it around the world.
Celonis 4.0
2016
Celonis 4 is born
Celonis marked the new year by launching the latest version of its process mining software, Celonis 4. The new version is a big step and comes with a variety of new analytics and an even better and more intuitive interface.
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2016
Celonis receives $27.5 million in funding
In addition to renowned customers, Celonis added prestigious investors in June 2016. Accel and 83North invested $27.5 million in Celonis. With its first round of funding ever after 5 years, Celonis attracts two of the best venture capitalist firms in the world.
Celonis NYC
2017, New York, USA and London, England
Global expansion to US, UK and Netherlands
To meet global customer demand, Celonis expanded offices in key markets including its new US Headquarters in New York City. In addition, to address EMEA customers, Celonis opened offices in the UK and Netherlands.
Celonis Startup Unicorn
2018
Celonis becomes a Unicorn, reaching $1B valuation
Following its profitable growth since founding, Celonis raises $50 million in series B funding from existing investors Accel and 83North at $1 billion valuation – reaching Unicorn status.
Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud
2018
Celonis launches Intelligent Business Cloud
Celonis brings Process Mining Technology to the cloud with the release of the Intelligent Business Cloud. The first cloud-native solution not only allows customers to see and analyze business processes, but transform their business by turning insight into action.
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2019, Munich, Germany
Celonis hosts Celosphere, first global Process Mining conference
Celonis holds its annual conference for partners and customers, attracting over 2,000 process miners to Munich over two days. Attendees share best practices, learn from peers, and hear about Celonis’ new features and capabilities.
2019, Munich, Germany
Superfluid Enterprise vision and new corporate identity
At Celosphere 2019, Celonis introduced a bold new vision for enterprise-wide transformation: the Superfluid Enterprise, inspired by our world-class customers who are achieving frictionless operations and "super-fluid" processes with the help of our technology. Then, we unveiled a new company logo and corporate brand identity to match this vision.
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2019
Celonis Launches Superfluid World Tour, 8-City International Roadshow
In a five-week event marathon, Celonis brings the power of Process Mining to eight cities across the US and Europe. The roadshow attracts hundreds of customers, thought leaders like Al Gore and Tom Davenport, and future process miners to share their experiences, network, and gain insights into the product.
2019
Celonis announces Series C funding, bringing valuation to $2.5B
Celonis announced its latest round of funding, increasing its valuation to $2.5 billion. The Series C funding was led by Arena Holdings, and is a testament to investors’ confidence in Celonis’ technology and the opportunity in the process excellence market.

Investors

Accel
83North

Accel is a leading venture capital firm that focusses on early and growth investments and connects a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel supports entreprenuers that have the potential to build a world-class, sector-defining company. The firm, that was founded in 1983, has more than three decades of experience in helping hundreds of entrepreneurs build companies in various sectors. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship and business allows the firm to identify and support companies that will be responsible for the growth of a new generation in various industries. Accel has supported a large number of iconic global platforms that offer mobile consumers and modern companies new experiences. These include Atlassian, Avito, BlaBlaCar, Deliveroo, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Funding Circle, Kayak, QlikTech, Simplivity, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, WorldRemit, and many more.

More information: www.accel.com @Accel
Accel investor

83North (formerly Greylock IL) is an international venture capitalist firm and is currently managing more than 550 million dollars. The fund invests in European and Israeli companies, including both B2C and B2B. Despite also owning offices in London and Tel Aviv, 83North is deeply anchored in the US-American Tech-industry – more than half of the Portfolio-companies operate in the US.

More information: www.83north.com @83NorthVC
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Board and Advisors

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Alex Ott

Board Member

Alex Ott is a veteran in the enterprise software industry with operational and board level experience on four continents. He has been partnering with many entrepreneurs in the US, Europe and Israel in building thought leading technology enterprises that seek to make a difference. Alex Ott is on the board of several software companies, such as QlikTech and Forgerock, and actively supports Celonis in this position.

Alex

Alexander Rinke

Co-CEO / Co-Founder

Alexander Rinke is co-CEO/co-founder of Celonis. He oversees Celonis’ operations in the US, marketing, and the continuous development of the Celonis Process Mining technology. Alexander supports start-ups as a business angel and most recently has helped to found Testbirds and Talentry. In 2015, he was named to the Forbes “30 under 30 Europe” list in Science and Healthcare.

Bastian

Bastian Nominacher

Co-CEO / Co-Founder

Bastian Nominacher is co-CEO/co-founder of Celonis. As such, he is responsible for Celonis business in Europe and Asia, partnerships/alliances as well as finance & operations. Before founding Celonis in 2011, Bastian worked for Ernst & Young, Accenture, IBM and United-Domains. Furthermore, he is the author of several academic papers in the area of IT carve-outs and post-merger integration.

Carsten

Carsten Thoma

Board Observer

Carsten Thoma is an enterprise software entrepreneur and visionary who has helped shape the technological shift of an entire industry with Hybris, a company he co-founded and sold to SAP in 2013 in a multi-billion dollar transaction. Thoma was most recently President at SAP Hybris, where he successfully integrated Hybris into SAP, and was critical to SAP’s successful paradigm shift in moving to the cloud and into the services business. Thoma brings a wealth of relevant experience to the board of Celonis, which he considers the industry's most promising enterprise technology company.

Henry

Henry Nelis

Board Member

Henry Nelis is a partner at Accel Partners in London. He focuses on consumer internet, financial services and software companies and led Accel’s investments in CHECK24, Funding Circle, KAYAK (acquired by Priceline), Showroomprive, WorldRemit and others. Henry started his career as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard before founding the venture-backed software company E-motion.

Laurel

Laurel Bowden

Board Member

Laurel Bowden is a partner at 83North (formerly Greylock IL) with a focus on software and FinTech. She has led investments in many leading European technology companies. Laurel’s current company boards and investments include BlueVine, Celonis, Ebury, iZettle, Mirakl, Wandera, Wonga and Workable. She is also on the Boards of Investec PLC and Ltd.

Martin

Martin Klenk

CTO / Co-Founder

Martin Klenk is the CTO and a co-founder of Celonis. He has been responsible for the development from the first prototype to the current version and today heads Celonis’ development and innovation department. Martin has specialized in databases, algorithms and new big data technologies, and continously drives innovation and new capabilities in Celonis’ products.

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Wil van der Aalst

Chief Scientific Advisor

Wil van der Aalst is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University and Head of the Process and Data Science (PADS) research group. He is known as the “Godfather of Process Mining”. As a thought leader, author, and speaker in the fields of data science, business process management and process mining Wil is one of the most cited computer scientists in the world.

Ryan

Ryan Smith

Special Advisor

Ryan Smith is co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics, the world’s leading experience management company. Ryan co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with his father and brother. As CEO, he has grown the company from a basement startup to one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, with more than 11,000 customers. Qualtrics was acquired by SAP in January 2019 for $8B in the largest private enterprise software acquisition of all time. Ryan was named to Fortune’s 2016 40 Under 40, a list of the most powerful, influential, and successful young people in business.

Anthony

Anthony Deighton

Special Advisor

Anthony Deighton served as Chief Marketing Officer at Celonis from February 2018-2020, leading the global marketing and communication strategy and driving rapid market adoption of the Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Products at Qlik, helping to build the company from a small Swedish start-up into a disruptor in the data reporting market, and to establish the category of user-driven Business Intelligence.

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