About Us

The Founders 

Dr. Somakanthan Somalingam

Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Somalingam owns an MSc and a PhD in Physics (Applied Optics) from Technical
University of Darmstadt and is the founder and director of TeqBuzz GmbH. His passion is innovation and technology. He has 15+ years of professional experience in R&D, business development and innovation management through his many years of scientific and R&D work
at the IAP in Darmstadt (Institute for Applied Physics), at Nokia GmbH

and others.

Tobias Kehrein

Co-founder & COO

Tobias studied industrial design at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Germany. He received his diploma in 2016 through a cooperation project with Daimler AG and since then has been expanding his knowledge in the areas of UI and UX design and discovered his passion for virtual and augmented reality. Already during his studies he founded the company Spotitude UG which also dealt with augmented reality in the educational sector. Afterwards he worked for 3 years as UX designer for AKKA DSW and founded ARtist UG together

with his co-founders. 

Angela Warnecke

Co-founder

After studying architecture and fine arts in Stuttgart and Edinburgh, Angela graduated from the Stuttgart State Academy of Arts as a sculptor, conceptual artist and art teacher in 2006. Ever since, she worked as an art teacher implementing digital technologies into her courses. At the same time her artwork was exposed and sold in France, Belgium, Latvia and Germany by various galleries. The first impulse for the ARtist app derived from a workshop she realized with pupils on the question of "What would an ideal school yard look like?" Angela’s interest is to carry the idea of creative work processes into digital education and to open the digital world to the paths of art works.