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About us

We are an established software manufacturer and specialist in enterprise search and AI-based information networking.

People can use our enterprise search and document intelligence products to quickly find and link existing information in their company, ensuring that they always have the right insights for their tasks and decisions. As a result, employees are more motivated and companies are able to increase their efficiency.

As an industry pioneer, we are an experienced and reliable partner for our customers, optimizing our software with great passion and cutting-edge AI technologies. We offer the right search and analysis products for government agencies and companies of any size and in any industry or sector.
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Searching, Finding, and Intelligent Interconnection: IntraFind at a Glance

  • Founded in 2000
  • Headquartered in Munich, Germany
  • IntraFind Inc. founded in 2017 in New York
  • Established enterprise search and document intelligence product manufacturer
  • 65 employees
  • More than 50 national and international partners
  • Over 1,000 product installations on customer systems
  • Almost two million daily users in companies and government agencies

Management

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Franz Kögl

Franz Kögl, Board Director

After his studies of electrical engineering and a postgraduate degree in industrial engineering, Franz Kögl worked for medium-sized IT companies for several years. In 2000 he founded IntraFind Software AG in Munich together with Bernhard Messer. The two owners developed the company into an established international software manufacturer for enterprise search and AI-based applications.
As a search expert, Franz Kögl regularly gives lectures and writes professional articles on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive search.

Franz Kögl:
“We help our customers make better decisions by providing them with the right information for their work quickly using innovative search and analysis tools.”
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Bernhard Messer

Bernhard Messer, Board Director

After several years in the field of software development and system consulting for medium-sized and large IT companies in Germany and abroad, Bernhard Messer founded IntraFind Software AG in Munich in 2000 with Franz Kögl. Together they developed the company into an established international software manufacturer for enterprise search and AI-based applications.

Today, Bernhard Messer plays a key role in charge of the further development of the successful iFinder enterprise search product line.

Bernhard Messer:
“Experience, perseverance, and a passion for the matter are crucial for success when developing intelligent and efficient search technologies.”
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Andreas Preen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

With decades of experience as founder, managing director, and supervisory board and advisory board member, Andreas Preen helps companies develop a working business strategy and set up the appropriate corporate structures and processes. Through his company Preen Unternehmensberatung, he currently works as a consultant, sparring partner, and coach for companies in the start-up phase, in fast growth phases, and in critical situations. In addition, he works as a start-up consultant at the Garching Center for Technology and Founders (“gate”).
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Werner Brodt

Werner Brodt, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Alongside his position as a Member of the Supervisory Board of IntraFind Software AG, Werner Brodt is also a member of other supervisory boards. He has been retired for several years and lives in Tyrol, Austria.

During his working years he was, among other things, a Member of the Board of Management of Xerox Germany, European Manager of MicroPro (Wordstar), and General Manager of Cap Gemini Germany and Switzerland.
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Bastian Kochem, Member of the Supervisory Board

Bastian M. Kochem has been working in the operational finance business for international corporations and banks for more than 20 years.

In his current position as Head of Global Treasury at Festo AG & Co. KG, he is responsible for all financial transactions of the Group. Festo is a world leader in automation technology and world market leader in technical education and training.

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