We Are Baqend
Bringing performance research to practice.
Our team combines over 30 person-years of web performance research at University of Hamburg.
In 2014 novel technology for caching dynamic data went into Baqend.
In 2018 Speed Kit launched as a SaaS for e-commerce speed.
Our Mission
Baqend develops Speed Kit, a SaaS plugin solution to accelerate e-commerce websites by more than 50% within 2 days.

Baqend is a research spin-off from the University of Hamburg on the mission of building a web without loading times. The founders pioneered a novel approach to speed up the delivery of dynamic data. Speed Kit bundles years of this research in a plugin for large-scale e-commerce and brand websites, that is easily implemented by just a line of JavaScript code. Today, some of the leading European e-commerce players like Decathlon, Galeria, and Orsay already rely on Speed Kit to improve their conversion rates, user experience, and SEO ranking. Since the product’s speed uplift is cleanly proven by statistically sound A/B-tests, Baqend is one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in Germany.

Meet the Team
These people simply love fast websites.

Felix Gessert

CEO & Co-Founder

Florian Bücklers

CTO & Co-Founder

Hannes Kuhlmann

VP Engineering & Co-Founder

Erik Witt

VP Product

Maxim Malinin

Junior Data Analyst

Benjamin Wollmer

Research & Data Analysis

Denise Wimmer

People Manager

Jürgen Sommer

Frontend Developer

Kevin Twesten

Team Lead Speed Kit


Junior Pawject Manager

Stephan Succo

Data Engineering

Tibor Braun

Business Development Manager

Mirko Köster

Team Lead Data Engineering

Max Bohlen

Data Engineering

Shari Saffran

Business Development/Sales

Sophie Ferrlein

Data Scientist

Tobias Meckel

Senior Business Manager

Daniel Schulz

Full-Stack Developer

Ben Deger


Sven Decken

Team Lead Onboarding

Roozbeh Ghavipanjeh

Business Development/Sales

Syed Saif Hasan

Frontend Developer

David Weihmann

Junior Performance Engineer

Marvin Janssen

Backend Developer

Luke Dowling

Business Development/Sales

Florian Zirkelbach

Customer Success Manager

Jannick Bock

Backend Developer

Sara Krieger-Bach

Finance & Office Management

Dörte Naunin


Paul Glosemeyer

Backend Developer

Jan Göhmann


Theodor Bajusz

Onboarding & Development

Katrin Uphoff

Back Office Manager

Felix Entrup

Data Engineering

Stefan Puriss

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Jonas Wolff

Junior Business Development Manager

Thies Wrage

Head of Business Development

Marc Ditschke

Junior Full-Stack Developer

Lars Lornsen

Business Development/Sales


Head of Barketing

Johann Rücker

Intern Data Analytics

Julian Schenkemeyer

Team Lead Frontend

Ewerton Azevedo

Junior Performance Engineer

Klaas Degkwitz

Onboarding & Development

Bendte Wehner

Frontend Developer

Timo Certa

Business Development/Sales

Petras Vilkelis

Full-Stack Developer

Henning Ulbrich

DevOps Engineer

Jörn Domnik

Team Lead Backend

Daniel Brandes

Frontend Developer


Toy Durability Analyst

Marian Schaub

Full-Stack Developer

Dennis Schubert

Backend Developer

Nicole Richter

Head of People

Nikolaus Holzer

Frontend Developer

Kristian Sköld

Chief Strategy Officer

Andreas Maier

Business Development/Sales


Pawject Manager

Steffi Knapp

Business Development/Sales

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