Our Team

The secret to our success is our team – its cultural diversity, internationality, creativity and passion. We pursue common goals, continuously develop ourselves and remain true to ourselves. More than 50 nationalities are brought together, actively contributing their ideas and thereby developing a product that’s tailored to the needs of our customers and partners. In doing so, we enjoy flat hierarchies, informal culture, a trusting and cooperative atmosphere as well as a family-friendly working environment.

What our employees are saying:

  • VM_Quotes_Alex“Our team takes care of all our network and system resources. We make sure the IT infrastructure runs smoothly and thereby support the success of our company.– Alexander, System Administration 

    VM_Quotes_Charles“It’s always important to establish and maintain lasting, personal business relationships. Here at Visual Meta, our partners are our focus.– Charles, Sales

    VM_Quotes_Elisabeth“As product manager at Visual Meta, I have every opportunity to contribute new feature ideas and implement them. This ability is also incredibly motivating.– Elisabeth, Product Management

  • VM_Quotes_Lina“In our team, everyone can count on each other. Together, we develop creative ideas and implement them successfully.” – Karolina, Marketing
    VM_Quotes_Lucia“I find the working environment here very comfortable and friendly. It’s fun to work as part of a young and international team as well as make new contacts.” – Lucía, Marketing
    VM_Quotes_Marco“No way, it’s not possible… Together our team solves complex problems. In doing so, we don’t just continuously improve our portals, but also our development process.” – Marco, Backend Engineering

  • VM_Quotes_Matthias“The creative possibilities in particular make my work in HR both stimulating and varied. I enjoy working with our international colleagues.” – Matthias, Human Resources
    VM_Quotes_Max“Performance marketing takes place online. At Visual Meta I have the opportunity to reach a widely scattered audience and influence the entire customer journey.” – Maximilian, Marketing
    VM_Quotes_Patricia“I like the flat hierarchy. It means that decisions can often be made quickly.” – Patricia, Qualitätsmanagement

  • VM_Quotes_Falk“We emphasise the value of training and further education. This means, as product manager, I’m always able to train myself on the latest topics.” – Falk, Product Management
    VM_Quotes_Tanja“At Visual Meta I have the chance to develop myself – in the various projects as well as in the creation. From conception to implementation , I am heavily involved in all decisions.– Tanja, Design
    VM_Quotes_Tim“Quality management is a constant process that we improve on every day. We want to inspire our customers.– Tim, Qualitätsmanagement

Managing Directors

Robert M. Maier, Johannes Schaback & Johannes Kotte

Managing Director


    Robert M. Maier

    „We see ourselves as being a kind of shopping centre on the Internet. Our aim is to help retailers make their online shops well-known and customers find products more quickly.“

    The entrepreneur graduated in business studies at the WHU Vallendar (Otto Bisheim School of Management) in 2005. Before founding Visual Meta, he worked for a venture capital company and in investment banking at Merrill Lynch. The move to become independent was motivation for him to take the chance of accepting responsibility for both successes and mistakes. “The freedom to make decisions, creativity and perseverance gives you the opportunity to shape and substantially influence your own chances of success. This involves a healthy mixture of fun and stress.” During his studies at the WHU, Maier had already founded his first company. Although he also worked in conventional employment afterwards, he was always drawn towards becoming independent.

    Johannes Schaback

    “Working at Visual Meta is an exciting mix of highly technical demands and the challenge of shaping our services in an aesthetically superior way.”


    The current CTO graduated as a computer scientist at the Technical University of Berlin in 2007. He carried out his master’s degree from 2004 to 2006 at the Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. In the years prior to founding Visual Meta, he worked at the Frauenhofer Institut in software technology and machine learning, before stepping into the role of a developer at Rocket Internet.

    He was particularly captivated by the technical challenge behind his founding idea: the huge quantities of data and images as well as the demands on programming. He was also fascinated by the interplay of technology and aesthetics.


    Johannes Kotte

    “Our partnerships don’t stop at the click. We consider ourselves strategic partners to our merchants, helping them to reach their business goals.”


    Johannes Kotte graduated in 2008 with a degree from the prestigious Humboldt University, one of Berlin’s oldest universities. After that he joined McKinsey & Company. During his time there he was primarily responsible for advising the top management of industrial enterprises, especially in matters of strategic direction and operational improvement. At the same time he was working on his PhD. In 2015 he joined Visual Meta as Managing Director alongside Maier and Schaback. His experience uniquely complements the founders’ skill set.