Welcome to Morressier

Our Story

Inspired by the vital exchange happening at conferences around the world, co-founders Sami Benchekroun, Justus Weweler, and Rino Montiel launched Morressier in 2014 to bring meetings into the online realm. Supported by renowned industry experts, and a fast-growing team, Morressier supports innovation and scientific breakthroughs by making previously hidden conference content and discussions discoverable. Today, over 200 of the world’s leading professional and scientific organizations trust Morressier to support their virtual and hybrid meetings, engage their users, and unlock new revenue streams.

Our executive team

Sami Benchekroun
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Sami has over ten years experience in virtual and hybrid conferences, scholarly publishing, and entrepreneurship. He drives Morressier's vision forward and is dedicated to increasing the impact and reach of scientific and professional conferences. 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 Publishing Officer

Lauren drives Morressier's commercial and strategic development in the publishing realm. 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

Tory Patterson
Managing Director, Owl Ventures

Tory is a leading EdTech investor. He was previously a Partner at Catamount Ventures.

Annette Thomas
CEO, The Guardian

Annette previously held posts as the CEO of Clarivate Analytics and Macmillan Publishers. She was also the Chief Scientific Officer at Springer Nature.

Jan Reichelt, PhD
Angel Investor

Jan previously cofounded 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) and is the CEO of Montiko.

Filip Dames
Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures

Filip was previously part of the Zalando founding team, where he led business development through to IPO.

Thomas Jørgensen
Investor

Thomas is the creator of Pure (acquired by Reed Elsevier) and previously the Director of Product Management for Research Products at Elsevier.

Harald Nieder, PhD
Partner, Redalpine

Harald previously had roles at BNP Paribas and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a theoretical physicist by training.

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.

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

Morressier in the news

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