ToolSense was founded in 2017 as a spin-off from the incubator of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien: Benjamin Petterle, Rostyslav Yavorskyi, Stefan Öttl and Alexander Manafi.

Together with a friendly electrician, they developed the first version of an IoT solution. The goal: the cost-effective & energy-saving networking of power tools.

In the fall of 2017, they were included in Deutsche Telekom’s NB-IoT Warp Incubator. From then on, things went steeply uphill.

The ultra low-cost, ultra low-energy ToolSense IoT solution for construction and cleaning machines has been developed. More than 20 machine manufacturers in Europe and the USA are working with ToolSense to digitize their machines. Numerous trades and service providers rely on ToolSense Asset Management.

Our Team

Our team members are made up of over 7 nationalities and all possible age groups and bring a variety of backgrounds with them. But don’t worry – our primary language within the company is English! Each person has a unique background and we are proud of our diversity.

Alexander Manafi

CEO & Co-Founder

Benjamin Petterle

CTO & Co-Founder

Thomas Fojan

VP Operations

Rostyslav Yavorskyi

Head of Infrastructure and Embedded & Co-Founder

Janos Herman

Head of Frontend

Andreas Pichler

Head of Machine Learning

Stefan Öttl

Advisor & Co-Founder

Ploy Trucker

HR Manager & EA to CEO

Konstantin Kolyushenkov

Embedded Developer

David Bernegger

Junior Frontend Developer

Philipp Stuppner

Hardware Integration & Electronics Engineer

Modestas Jurcius

Machine Learning Intern

Te-jé Rodgers

Senior Frontend Developer

Oliver Eybel

Hardware Integration & Electronics Engineer

Samed Beqari

Electrical Engineer

Borys Petro

Embedded Engineer

Afzal Ahmad

Senior Frontend Developer


We are always looking for new talents. 😉

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We are delighted to have attracted renowned, experienced and financially strong industry investors who can provide ToolSense with advice and support.

Florian Resch

aws Gründerfonds

Bernhard Letzner


Peter Koch

Martin Global


ToolSense GmbH

Managing Director: Alexander Manafi, Stefan Öttl

Höchstädtplatz 6
1200 Wien, Österreich