Our mission is to reinvent self-directed learning with artificial intelligence and create hyper-personalized learning journeys.

Meet the team.

Nikolaus Weil

CEO & Founder

Nikolaus is a serial entrepreneur/investor with over 25 years of experience building businesses in media, technology, and learning. Before starting SkillUp, he co-founded the Singularity University Germany franchise and Mindex GmbH, a corporate learning and digital transformation company.

Dr. Olaf Görlitz


Olaf is a machine learning and AI expert with a strong product and customer focus. Before joining Mindex, he successfully implemented multiple machine-learning solutions in SaaS, e-Commerce, content marketing, and travel. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Janis Dzikevics

Full Stack Developer

I am passionate about using the latest web technologies to build experiences that people love to use. Originally from Riga, I have lived in 4 countries for the past 10 years and have been working for multiple tech start-ups and scale-ups.

Nico Rivera

Head of Growth

Nico is a marketer with over 5 years of experience growing Brands and Products in SaaS & E-commerce.

Justin Schmitz

UX Designer

Justin is a UX Consultant & Digital Designer with experience ranging from enterprise software architecture to start-up concept development. Working on Design Systems & Foundations for Skillup, he views design as a strategic concept that contributes to the product's success.

Madlen Duderstedt

Team Assistant

Madlen is our team assistant and responsible for office management and a helping hand for accounting. She is the first point of contact for the team and ensures that the organizational structure runs smoothly.