We're building the standard infrastructure layer for conversational AI

At Rasa, we're building the standard infrastructure for conversational AI. With over half a million downloads since launch, our open source tools are loved by developers worldwide, and Rasa runs in production everywhere from startups to Fortune 500s. Our friendly community is growing fast, with developers from all over the world learning from each other and working together to make text- and voice-based AI assistants better.

To date, we've had more than 300 people contribute to Rasa. Our core team is a tight-knit, fast-moving team of researchers, engineers, designers and product people, with extensive experience in machine learning, natural language processing and rapid product design.

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Alex Weidauer

Co-Founder & CEO

Alex studied Computer Science and Management at TU Berlin and the London School of Economics. Before founding Rasa, he worked for Project A Ventures and McKinsey.

Tobias Wochinger

Solutions Architect

Tobias has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. During this time, he also did joint projects with the German Electron Synchrotron in Hamburg.

Ella Rohm-Ensing

Solutions Architect

Ella is interested in using tech to make everyday interactions less stressful. She has Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Sam Gaus

Software Engineer

Sam was born in London and has a MEng in Computer Science from UCL but moved to Edinburgh in 2016, where he lives with his partner and his dog. He has previously worked for the NHS and in the automotive industry.

Elise Boyd

Designer (Freelance)

Elise has a Bachelor of IT in Digital Media. Previously, she led product design at an online publishing startup, and has been crafting web experiences for years, based out of Sydney, New York, and now, Berlin.

Thomas Werkmeister

Machine Learning Engineer

Thomas combines machine learning and social sciences to tackle real-world problems. Prior to joining Rasa, he studied in Berlin and Beijing and co-founded a software consultancy.

Philipp Wolf

Head of Business Development

Philipp has a Master's in Innovation Management and studied in Berlin, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. Philipp has worked for Axel Spring Plug and Play, Rocket Internet and Rainmaking Innovation, and also co-founded Culicoo.

Dr. Alan Nichol

Co-Founder & CTO

Alan holds a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Cambridge and has years of experience building AI-driven products in industry.

Viktoria Klianeva

Working Student

Viktoria is currently studying Product Management as a major and Interaction Design with Software Engineering as a minor at CODE University.

Tom Bocklisch

Head of Engineering

Tom studied Software Engineering and has a strong background in Data Analysis. Before joining Rasa, he founded his own software agency focusing on biological image analysis.

Dominik Rosenkranz

Project Manager

Dominik is pursuing a degree in International Business from Rotterdam School of Management. He completed a minor in Big Data and co-founded DualityView before joining Rasa.

Linda Schuster

Head of Operations

Linda holds a B.A. in Literature and Business from University of Mannheim and a M.Sc. Information Systems Management from TU Berlin. Linda has previously founded two companies; an event agency and an employer branding portal.

Justina Petraitytė

Head of Developer Relations

Justina holds a Bachelors degree in Econometrics from Vilnius University. Before joining Rasa she worked as a Data Scientist at UK-based video games company and has also been working across fintech and insurance industries.

Akela Drissner

Head of Customer Success Engineering

Akela did both her Bachelor and Masters in Artificial Intelligence at The University of Edinburgh. There, she developed a strong interest in all things natural language processing and machine learning.

Dr. Vladimir Vlasov

Machine Learning Researcher

Vladimir has a PhD in Physics from Potsdam University in nonlinear dynamics. He previously worked in neuroscience, which led him to learn machine learning. Vladimir has also released an iOS puzzle game, Blins.

Nikolai Zaki

Working Student (Engineering)

Nikolai is a Berlin-born, Dutch-raised Bachelor of Science (Math and Physics) and is currently working on becoming a Master of Computational Neuroscience.

Abhilasha Roy

Product Designer

Abhilasha has 5+ years of industry experience as a Senior UX/UI designer with Sprinklr Inc. Over the years, she has worked closely with global brands like Nike, McDonald’s, Dell, PMI and more.

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San Francisco

521 7th St
San Francisco, CA 94103


Schönhauser Allee 175
10119 Berlin

Our Investors

  • Accel
  • Basisset Ventures

Matthaus Krzykowski

Salisbury Ventures

Robin Vasan

Mango Capital

Florian Leibert

Founder @ Mesosphere

Alex Rinke

Co-founder & Co-CEO @ Celonis

Ross Mason

Founder @ MuleSoft

Mitchell Hashimoto

Founder & CTO @ Hashicorp

Greg Brockman

Co-founder & CTO @ OpenAI

John Newton

Founder & CTO @ Alfresco

Paul Dix

Co-founder & CTO @ InfluxData

Daniel Dines

Founder & CEO @ UI Path

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