Digitizing physical products everywhere

Learn more about our story and the drivers of innovation behind the hexagonal portal

To create more meaningful connections among brands, retailers, resellers and consumers.

Thriving against all odds

Jonathan Markgraf, Christoph Treiber and Max Braunwell launched Certirex in 2020. The three friends and former class mates set their sights on the IoT sector to develop a Software-as-a-Service solution that empowers brands to add and manage unique digital identities to their physical products so that consumers can authenticate their products and receive relevant information in digital format.

This is achieved by adding NFC tags and QR codes to the product or product packaging. Consumers can scan the product using their mobile phones and access the digital identity on the web with all its associated content. Brands can change the displayed content dynamically and analyze consumer interactions in real-time.

Within one year Certirex got funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag and has already partnered up with leading companies to venture into a connected future.

Our leadership

We cover a rare combination of expertise in technology and design.

Jonathan Markgraf

Co-Founder & CTO

Christoph Treiber

Co-Founder & CEO

Max Braunwell

Co-Founder & CMO

Our core values

Get rid of the word “if”

We’re a group of go-getters and game changers breaking the norm and redefining standards.

Set the trend

Our passion is evident in everything we create – we don’t follow trends, we pave the way for them.

Be the best version of yourself

We represent a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, constantly seeking personal and professional growth.

Be real and authentic

People perform better when they can be themselves. We value diversity and accept people the way they are.

Focus on a growth mindset

We respond to challenges with enthusiasm, knowing that when we struggle through something, we end up growing.

One speed and one gear: go!

We like to push every little thing further so we can stay on top of our game.

Become a part of a young, highly committed team

We are a interdisciplinary troop of developers, engineers, designers and digital strategists with a healthy portion of perfectionism.

Our office is located
at the City of Squares, Mannheim

Our success is closely linked to the excellent science and research landscape of our region which offers an outstanding innovation potential.

Shaping the future together

Certirex is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy & the European Social Fund as part of the EXIST program.