The Meteomatics Story
The Meteomatics Story
From a desire for better weather forecasts to a world-leading weather business
The story of Meteomatics began back in 2012 in response to a growing desire for more accurate weather forecasts. Meteomatics now employs over 35 experts, ranging from data scientists, meteorologists, hydrologists, physicists, drone engineers, electrical engineers, technologists & business professionals, with most staff located at our HQ in St Gallen, Switzerland.
We also have account management and sales staff located in Germany, France and the UK. Meteomatics team members are fluent in a wide range of languages, allowing us to support customers from all over the world. Whether it's helping the US government improve tornado forecasts or seamlessly integrating weather data to support business decisions across the globe, Meteomatics has the solution.
Dr. Martin Fengler (Founder & CEO) about Meteomatics
At Meteomatics we have set ourselves the goal of addressing and demystifying two particular issues. Firstly, the perception that the selection and delivery of quality weather data has to be complicated and difficult and secondly that hyperlocal weather forecasting is by its very nature unreliable and inexact. To solve the first issue, we have developed our own unique API technology that allows straightforward realtime interactions with huge volumes of weather data, slicing and dicing them and delivering only the specific data needed to answer our clients' requests. Secondly, by incorporating the enhanced temporal and spatial data gathered by our Meteodrones we are able to significantly improve hyperlocal weather forecast accuracy and reliability.
Board of Directors
Dr. Martin Fengler
Dr. Martin Fengler studied at TU Kaiserslautern (Germany) where he received his PhD in applied mathematics. After his studies he developed several numerical weather prediction codes for Meteomedia AG (now MeteoGroup Switzerland) where he became responsible for the technology & innovation department. In Spring 2012 he founded Meteomatics in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Dr. Jürg Wildi
As an expert in aerospace, Dr. Jürg Wildi brings his experience from numerous drone projects to Meteomatics. Jürg Wildi was CTO at RUAG Aviation for many years. He is also a lecturer in fluid dynamics at ETH Zurich and co-founder of v2sky AG.
Markus Schultz is Chairman of the Board of Directors and partner of the law firm Advokatur 107. He is also a partner of the private equity company Fortyone. In addition, Mr. Schultz is Vice President of the Prosecution Chamber of the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Dr. Urs Springer
Dr. Urs Springer is the founder and co-owner of Blockstrom AG, the leading independent data measurement platform for energy consumption in Switzerland. Before that, he held a senior position in energy trading and policy advice for ten years.
Dr. oec. HSG Marcel Walker
Dr. Marcel Walker is the managing director of Fortyone AG. In his role, he brings his experience in private equity and venture capital to Meteomatics.