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

Stefan Öttl

Senior Sales / New Business & Co-Founder

Rostyslav Yavorskyi

Head of Backend & Co-Founder

Benjamin Petterle

Head of Frontend & Co-Founder

Andreas Pichler

Lead Developer Machine Learning

Tobias Weidhofer

Head of Electronics & Support

David Bernegger

Junior Frontend Developer

Konstantin Kolyushenkov

Embedded Developer

Samed Beqari

Electrical Engineer

Janos Herman

Senior Frontend Developer

Ploy Trucker

HR Manager & EA to CEO


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