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This is benchANT

We believe in reliable, efficient and sustainable IT decision-making.

And we believe that there must be suitable software tools for these decision-making processes.

That is why we are developing a science-based benchmarking platform that helps to efficiently solve the IT challenges of our time.

Spinoff Ulm University, Germany
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Company History

benchANT offers a benchmarking-as-a-service platform for cloud and database decision-making and optimisation. The company is a spin-off of the University of Ulm, Germany and is funded by the EXIST research transfer grant until the end of 2022.

benchANT is based on the long-standing research activities of the two founders, Dr Daniel Seybold and Dr Jörg Domaschka, who both hold doctorates. The obvious need for quantitative decision-making is based on meaningful performance measurement data in the two IT domains of public cloud and database management systems led to the creation of the company. The founding team is completed by Jan Ocker, who can look back on many years of eCommerce experience in IT project management and process optimization.

Since February 2022, benchANT is an independent company in the legal form of a limited liability company ("GmbH"). The founding team also represents the management.

The benchANT team
The benchANT team


The benchANT company is funded by the EXIST-Forschungstransfer.

Funding period: October 2020 - May 2023

The EXIST Forschungstransfer funding is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

It supports ambitious technology-oriented start-ups from universities and non-university research institutions.


Startup Networks

Startup network: bwcon

Accelerator: M.Tech

Incubator: RWTH Aachen Incubator Programme - Fall Batch 2021

benchANTs startup networks
benchANTs startup networks


benchANT is the winner of the "CyberOne Hightech Awards BW 2021" in the category "ICT, Media and Creative Industries". The CyberOne is the central business plan competition of the high-tech industries in Baden-Württemberg. It is sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Tourism and numerous industrial companies.
CyberOne winner
CyberOne winner


benchANT has been a member of "eco - Verband der Internetwirtschaft e. V." and its cloud-focused subsidiaries, "EuroCloud" and "EuroCloud Native" since May 2023.

The EuroCloud Native (ECN) initiative here reflects the mindset of benchANT and bundles interests in flexible, scalable and agile modern cloud software.

benchANT ECO Member
benchANT ECO Member