Meet the Team

Dr. Korbinian Spann

Founder, Managing Director & Head of Data
Korbinian is a recognized expert in languages, digital marketing and data science. In 2016, Korbinian developed the idea of Insaas and successfully built a first POC to make customer voices accessible for marketing.

After many years as a digital marketing and eCommerce manager for companies and agencies, he decided in April 2018 to work independently and realize the idea of a software that allows marketing experts to implement Customer Centricity in their company. In March 2019, he founded the startup Insaas in Munich with Karan Singh and Josef Koloncsak.

Karan Singh

Founder & Incubation
Karan is a tech entrepreneur in the digital age. During his 24 years of work experience, he has worked with global companies such as IBM, Accenture and L & T Infotech in Europe.

Karan has solid experience and numerous achievements in building technology centers of excellence and solutions for new age data monetization and business models. He has designed and implemented AI-based applications at the enterprise level.

Dara Dehghan

Principal Data Scientist
Dara is a computer science and applied mathematics graduate with two decades of experience in software engineering, data engineering, data science and leadership of talented teams. He has worked in market research for the past decade with a focus on high-volume, high-velocity, data-intensive solutions for global digital markets.

Dara leads the data science and machine learning teams at Insaas and is responsible for reliable delivery of actionable insights using the state of the art of deep learning models in NLP to revolutionize how Insaas clients make business decisions.

Prof. Dr. Gerald Huber

Shareholder & Investor
Prof. Dr. Gerald Huber was Managing Director at Ratiopharm for twelve years and CEO at Teva Pharmaceuticals for seven years. He studied pharmacy in Heidelberg, earned his doctorate in Berlin, and holds an honorary professorship in business administration / information management in healthcare at the HNU. Prof. Huber is a serial founder himself and has been investing in various start-ups in the healthcare sector for many years.

Together with Prof. Gerald Huber, will further develop the approach of providing data for personalized medicine and therapies in an automated way.

Markus Iwanczok

Head of Product
Markus has more than 20 years of experience in IT and Data Science as a founder, expert and senior manager. The focus of his expertise is on data and behavioral science. He has worked at GfK for more than 12 years with a focus on digital products for the global market.

Markus is passionate about data-driven products and technologies and is responsible for the product roadmap at Insaas.

Lisa Apfelbaum

Management Assistant & Controlling
Lisa looks back on more than 10 years of experience in the world of finance and business administration. She has been employed in a large international company as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises and has thus constantly expanded her wealth of knowledge.

With a Bachelor's degree in International Management she completes her profile and supports our management as an assistant in all areas.

Denis Brediceanu

Data Protection Officer
Denis is a generalist with many years of experience in online marketing, front-end development and product management. Due to the fast-paced atmosphere and multidisciplinary tasks, he feels most comfortable in startups.

At Insaas, he is the internal Data Protection Officer and takes care of data security and the Privacy by Design approach.

Sebastian Daue

Strategic Account Director
Sebastian is passionate about sales. He has gained sales experience in many different positions at companies such as Adidas, W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH and Mammut Sports Group. His focus has always been on eCommerce. His expertise includes the implementation and presentation of marketing concepts as well as the creation of sales concepts.

At Insaas he is responsible for the development of the customer portfolio. He is your contact person if you are interested in our product.

Pankaj Gupta, PhD

Chief Scientific Advisor
Pankaj Gupta holds a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Deep Learning and NLP. He spent six years at Siemens, including the role of Lead Research Scientist, working on more than 15 patents and 20 publications in leading scientific institutions.

Pankaj is our lead advisor for technology and science. Together with Pankaj, we will work on NLP and Knowledge Graph technologies to analyze unstructured customer feedback.

Jacques Mourgues

Client Operations
Jacques has 20 years experience in project management for international data orientated projects. He worked 11 years at GfK focusing on data governance and internal/external data visualization projects.

Holger-Christian Schmidt

Director Business Development
Holger is an experienced senior sales manager and business developer with certified expertise in the SMB area across various verticals. He was able to gain experience nearshore as well as for national and international companies, e.g. at Apple as Head of Central Europe for their subsidiary Claris.

Further Skills: Presentation and negotiation with decision makers and & C-level (remote & f2f), analysis and detecting dev potentials for each customer, establishing and maintaining customer loyalty. Leading, coaching and mentoring of employees.

He has 2 Kids, lives near Munich at Lake Ammersee, loves art, music and supports social projects.