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Our Story

There’s no question that soon-to-be-historic scientific breakthroughs are right around the corner — but what will spark them into life? Inspired by the unbridled idea sharing of scientific conferences, we saw the potential to bring research’s earliest ideas into the spotlight so those ideas could spark tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Our platform gives curious minds the space to collaborate and push scientific boundaries.…And it’s working. Today, over 200 world-leading scientific organizations trust Morressier to grow their communities.

Our leaders


Sami Benchekroun

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Sami’s focus is on the future: driving Morressier’s vision to increase the impact of early-stage research.

Rino Montiel

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Rino brings our vision to life: leading product, engineering, and data teams that build our tools and platforms.

Justus Weweler

Co-Founder and Director of Training & Enablement
Justus brings our vision to our partners: exploring how our ideas and products help them succeed.

Corinna Herbst

Chief Operations Officer
Corinna keeps us all together as we continue to grow: managing our operations expertly.

Trish Hyde

Chief Sales Officer
Trish keeps our momentum growing as we bring more and more partners into the Morressier world: leading sales and business development.

Our advisors and board members

Tory Patterson

Managing Director, Owl Ventures

Annette Thomas

CEO, The Guardian

Jan Reichelt, PhD,

Angel Investor

Harald Nieder, PhD

Partner, Redalpine

Filip Dames

Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures

Jan Maier

CEO, Montiko

Thomas Jørgensen


Funded and supported by

Owl Ventures is the largest venture capital fund in the world focused on the education technology market with over $1.3 billion in assets under management.
Cherry Ventures is a Berlin-based venture capital fund, founded by entrepreneurs with substantial experience in building fast-scaling technology companies.
Redalpine is a Switzerland-based venture capital fund with focus on highly scalable European startups in the fields of information technology and life sciences.
Emerge Education is an early-stage investor with a focus on the future of learning and work. Emerge is backed by the founders and investors of Trilogy, 2U, and Lambda.
Morressier is supported and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.