Who we are

The management team of Bitplaces GmbH consists of experienced scientists, entrepreneurs and cloud-computing experts who have gained vast expertise in the fields of location-based services, geofencing and cloud computing.

Dr. Behrend Freese

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Behrend contributes more than 16 years of experience in technology and business management to the company. As a serial entrepreneur he has successfully founded five companies in the areas of business consulting, corporate financing and business software. Behrend is a physicist and the initiator and co-founder of one of the first cloud computing startups in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Axel K├╝pper


Axel is Head of the Service-centric Networking at Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Axel has been working on location- and content-based services, mobile and ubiquitous computing for more than 11 years. 100+ publications have derived from his research work, including a book on location-based services.

Dr. Peter Ruppel

Co-Founder & Technical Advisor

Peter is a creative discoverer with a 10-ish years background in mobile applications and location-based services. Over time he has shaped various research and industrial projects, especially in the domain of Indoor LBS. He is Senior Researcher at Telekom Innovation Laboratories/ TU Berlin, where he also holds lectures.