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understandAI GmbH
Founded by Marc Mengler and Philip Kessler
Founded in 2016
Located in Karlsruhe
Co-founder Marc Mengler studied at the University of Mannheim.

We are and we provide high-quality training and validation data for mobility companies to develop machine learning models that reliably and safely power autonomous vehicles. By applying specialized AI technology and continuous quality improvement to accurately and quickly annotate millions of images, we accelerate the production of the ground-truth data required to make autonomous driving a reality. Our mission is to push the boundaries of technology to advance the state of autonomous driving. Creating new modes of mobility and accelerating the production of self-driving cars inspires us everyday. is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and has offices in Berlin and San Francisco. Our engineers have relevant experience gained at innovative companies such as BMW, Google, Mercedes-Benz. More information on

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  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum