Welcome to Morressier

Our mission is to accelerate scientific breakthroughs by providing insights into the research lifecycle from the very beginning on.

We strongly believe that the availability, promotion, and sharing of traditionally hidden findings brings transparency to the research lifecycle and helps researchers to learn from one another.

Morressier’s workflow tools uncover and disseminate early-stage research, such as conference posters, presentations and proceedings, to help scientists increase their recognition and make progress faster. Over 200 societies, institutions, conferences, and companies work with Morressier to structure their early-stage research and boost the reach and impact of this content. As the world's leading platform for early-stage research, Morressier provides its clients with unique opportunities to access new revenue streams, publishing partnerships, and research collaborations.

Our executive team

Sami Benchekroun
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Sami has over ten years experience in academic conferences, scholarly publishing, and entrepreneurship. He drives Morressier's vision forward and is dedicated to bridging the gap between early-stage research and wider scholarly communications. Sami studied management at ESCP Europe.

Corinna Herbst
COO

Corinna uses her wealth of experience in fast-growing tech companies to lead Morressier's operations. She previously worked in management roles at Aviva, HomeTouch, and Smarket and completed her MBA at INSEAD.

Rino Montiel
Co-Founder and CTO

Rino leads the product, engineering and data teams. He was previously VP of Engineering at EyeEm and has a background in building large-scale systems for e-commerce, social networks and big data.

Lauren Kane
Chief Strategy Officer

Lauren drives Morressier's commercial and strategic development. She has more than 15 years of experience working with scholarly societies and the organizations that support them, most recently as CEO of Delta Think. She currently serves as President of SSP.

Justus Weweler
Co-Founder and Director of Key Accounts

Justus builds relationships with Morressier's clients and partners and leads the Customer Success team. He has a background in design and Human Computer Interaction.

Our advisors and board members

Annette Thomas
CEO, Guardian Media Group

Annette's impressive career spans 25 years in scholarly publishing and research analytics, including as CEO of Clarivate Analytics and Macmillan Publishers, and as Chief Scientific Officer at Springer Nature.

Jan Reichelt, PhD
Managing Director, Web of Science

Jan is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in education technology. He was previously the cofounder of Kopernio (acquired by Clarivate Analytics) and Mendeley (acquired by Reed Elsevier).

Jan Maier
CEO, Montiko

Jan previously created research management tool Converis (aquired by Thomson Reuters). He is the CEO of Montiko, an early-stage investment company with a focus on science and data-driven companies.

Thomas Jørgensen
Investor

Thomas is the creator of Pure (acquired by Reed Elsevier) and worked at Elsevier as the Director of Product Management for Research Products. Today, he supports various companies in scholarly communications.

Harald Nieder, PhD
Partner, Redalpine

Before shifting into venture capital, Harald had roles at BNP Paribas and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a theoretical physicist by training and worked at CERN during his PhD.

Filip Dames
Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures

Filip has a background in entrepreneurship and social businesses. He was part of the founding team of Zalando, where he led business development through to the company's IPO.

Funded and supported by

Cherry Ventures is 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.

ERDF Morressier is supported and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Our Story

Inspired by the vital exchange at academic conferences around the world, cofounders Sami Benchekroun, Justus Weweler, and Rino Montiel launched Morressier to build an online platform for the newest research findings. Supported by renowned industry experts, the company’s fast-growing team aims to help scientists accelerate their breakthroughs by making previously hidden early-stage research accessible and discoverable. The platform hosts conferences posters, presentations, abstracts, and proceedings, as well as datasets, videos, and negative results, opening up the entire scientific process from idea to published article and fostering a global discourse around early-stage research.

Morressier is now a team from all continents and backgrounds that is passionate about bringing the entire scientific ecosystem together - at scale.

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