Morressier, a Berlin, Germany–based platform digitizing academic conferences and the exchange of early scientific findings, raised $1.7M in seed funding.
The round was led by Redalpine with participation from experts in the field of scholarly publishing including Jan Reichelt, cofounder of academic network Mendeley, and Jan Maier, cofounder of research management tool AVEDAS, among others.
The company intends to use the funds to develop new features, including an abstract management system, and to hire engineering talent.
Founded in Berlin in 2014 by Sami Benchekroun, CEO, and Justus Weweler, Morressier provides a SaaS platform that allows organizers to manage posters and presentations digitally and gain extensive analytics on leading topics, attendee interests and developing scientific trends. Researchers use the platform to upload and organize their contributions, obtain data-driven insights into the popularity of their work and discover related research projects and potential collaborators.
Morressier is already being used by over 250 academic conferences and associations including the International Diabetes Federation and World Psychiatric Association to aggregate conference material from more than 80,000 researchers and facilitate over one million interactions with scientific content.