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Offices

Berlin (HQ)
Robert Koch Platz 4
Berlin, 10115, DEU
Hamburg
Griegstr. 75
Hamburg, 22763, DEU

People

Funding

VENTURE FUNDING
Seed, 1/1998
Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen
€25k

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Neofonie

Neofonie GmbH is a software company from Germany with offices in Berlin and Hamburg. Neofonie GmbH is a solution and fullservice provider specializing on portals, search, social media, e-publishing and mobile applications.

Neofonie solutions include the WeFind enterprise search engine, WeMagazine e-Publishing Open Platform, WeShare social media solution and the semantic search engine Alexandria.

Neofonie subsidaries include

  • Neofonie Mobile GmbH specializing in development of mobile apps for devices running iOS, Android, Symbian and others.
  • WeFind AG specializing in enterprise search engines
  • DocInsider running a vertical search and recommendation engine for doctors.
  • WeTab GmbH (joint venture with 4tiitoo AG)

Neofonie was founded by Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen, Nurhan Yildirim and Oli Kai Paulus. They built the first commercial search engines FIREBALL and PAPERBALL as studends at Technical University Berlin before founding Neofonie in 1998. Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen is CEO of Neofonie.

Until 2010 Neofonie passed most of its time under the media radar. In April 2010 it came to sudden fame for presenting a competing device to the much ballyhooed Apple iPad. The Neofonie WeTab runs on stronger hardware and uses a combination of Linux and Android as operating system. The WeTab will be launched in Germany in September 2010.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Neofonie — Bernd Buchholz, CEO of Gruner + Jahr, presents Neofonie's slate PC at the annual press conference of his company. He also shows a WePad version of Stern, one of Germany’s biggest magazines which sells 900,000 copies. (3/18/10)
    Posted 3/29/10 at 4:25am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Neofonie added Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen as CEO. (1/1/98)
    Posted 8/28/10 at 2:09am
  • Dollar
    Neofonie received €25k in Seed funding. (1/1/98)
    Posted 8/28/10 at 2:07am
  • Check
    Neofonie added Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen as Founder and CEO. (1/1/98)
    Posted 8/28/10 at 2:17am

Videos

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WeTab

Added: 8/30/10

Screenshots

Neofonie screenshot
Above: WeTab
Uploaded: 8/30/10

Products

WeConnect
WeFind
WeGreen
WeMagazine
WeShare
WeTab

Sources

  1. Founding [edit]
  2. Europe’s biggest publisher embraces the WePad (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
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