Our Company

Media Distillery was founded in 2014 with the mission to analyse video and extract next-generation metadata. Metadata that was previously only visible to humans. Media Distillery provides a unique AI platform to understand what’s inside video. Our Deep Content Understanding™ platform provides metadata in real-time and at an unparalleled scale.

Our passionate team consists of young and brilliant minds: a blend of academic scientists, geeky developers and experienced entrepreneurs. All of them share the urge to work with exciting, new technologies, and deliver value to our customers.

Meet our team!

Roland Sars

Roland Sars

CEO. Genuine entrepreneur. Ambitious,  driven by business growth. Hockey and chess player.

Joost de Wit

Joost de Wit

Founder & CPO. Big data and machine learning expert. Mountain climber.

Geert Vos

Geert Vos

Founder & CTO. Software architect and scalability genius. Whiskey lover.

Noha Hazaa

Noha Hazaa

Senior Developer. Software architect and backend JAVA developer. Always smiling.

Sietse Huisman

Sietse Huisman

Machine Learning Expert. Object recognition and deep learning specialist. Football player.

Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Financial Manager. Financial startup expert. Efficient and gets stuff done that nobody else wants to do.

Zouhair Ouroui Ouriaghli

Zouhair Ouroui Ouriaghli

Business Developer. Analytical, commercially driven and networker. Health fanatic.

Maurits Heukensfeldt Jansen

Maurits Heukensfeldt Jansen

Marketing Executive. Visually strong and creative thinker. Lifeguard.

Ryan Amirkhan

Ryan Amirkhan

Machine Learning Expert. Skilled object recognition engineer. Piano player.

Evangelos Stromatias

Evangelos Stromatias

Machine Learning Expert. PhD in computer science. G(r)eek and bass guitar player.

Timo van Niedek

Timo van Niedek

Machine Learning Expert. Simply loves deep learning, natural language processing and recurrent neural networks.

Maurits Bleeker

Maurits Bleeker

Machine Learning Expert. Driven to solve real-world challenges with AI. Music fanatic born with earphones.

Florian de Roo van Alderwerelt

Florian de Roo van Alderwerelt

Client Happiness Manager. Our secret jack-of-all-trades with a law degree.

Hugo Novajarque

Hugo Novajarque

Senior Developer. Software architect and backend JAVA developer. Spanish fitness man, eats 7 times a day.

Gianluca Ortelli

Gianluca Ortelli

Senior Developer. Italian software engineer, wikipedia fan. Religious about olive oil.

Jinzhou (Kimi) Cai

Jinzhou (Kimi) Cai

Machine Learning Expert. Artificial intelligence lover. Chinese magic player both on cards and data.

We're proud to be backed by solid investors