Hashplay Story.


Hashplay’s vision is to make Immersive Data® the go-to platform for decision-making support and data visualization using the latest spatial computing technologies coupled with great visuals, gamification, business logic, and artificial intelligence.

Our team’s background spans from game development, 3d-animation, stereography, computer engineering and computer vision, investment banking, data science, and robotics. Hashplay was founded in early 2015 by Jan-Philipp Mohr, Ingo Nadler and Jan Schlüter in the Bay area.

We received funding from top venture capitalists like Metatron Global, IVA Ventures, VMR Capital, VCO Ventures, WSGR and others. We have participated in Founderspace in San Francisco in August 2015.


Philipp Mohr

Founder & CEO - Jan-Philipp is a passionate company builder - his background spans from tech to private equity. Prior he co-founded an on-premise big data solution for retailers that lets users choose and understand wines they like based on a unique algorithm. Before, Jan-Philipp successfully adv...| + |

Jan Schlüter

Founder & COO of Hashplay - 18+ Years sales and marketing experience with the biggest brands in the world, CSO & Co-founder of Mediakraft Networks (Exit to Gamigo), Prior Managing Director at Digital Performance Marketing Group. MBA in Marketing and Business from Nordakademie, Elmshorn.

Ingo Nadler

Founder & CTO of Hashplay - Ingo Nadler has a passion for computer graphics, VFX, and visual technology. His passion started early when he developed and sold his first car racing game for one of the first home computers the EACA Colour Genie. In his professional career, he created or managed comp...| + |

Pete Buletza
Lead Architect

Backend Lead / Lead architect at Hashplay - 15+ years of experience in software development and architecture - He is Managing Partner at Elyxor. Prior he co-founded multiple software companies. DevOps (Chef, Vagrant), Mobile software development (iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, J2ME: BlackB...| + |

Salman Hijazi
Project Lead

A full-stack engineer with over 10 years of experience in designing and developing Web and Phone Apps. Highly skilled in developing backend and web services/APIs in PHP Laravel 5 and frontend using Bootstrap 3/4, JQuery and/or VueJS 2.

Zohaib Zaidi
Lead Unity Developer

A Telecommunications Engineer by degree but a Game Developer at heart. 10+ Years of Experience

Paul Warren
Lead Data Scientist

Paul studied Computer Science at Stanford for 3 years before dropping out to spend the past 2 years traveling the world working as a data science manager, freelancer, and instructor. He was most recently the Data Science Manager at a YCombinator-backed art hedge fund and regularly translates busi...| + |

Brian Earp
Senior Developer

Architecture Advisor (CloudVR) - 10+ Years of experience in Software Development, Software- engineering, architecture design, and engineering management. Experienced with a wide range of languages and environments. Mainly Fintech and SAAS experience. Graduated in Computer Science.

Bethanie Maples
Head of Product Communications

A creative and analytical leader with a love for product development, building businesses, and human-machine interface technologies. Specialties: Natural Language Processing Technology, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Marketing Strategy, New Market Entry, Crowd Sou...| + |

Li Wang
Full-Stack Engineer

Full-Stack Engineer, 6 years of experience. Javascript/jQuery/Rapahel.js, Angular 5.

Sabeeh Zaidi
Full-Stack Engineer

A full-stack engineer with professional experience of complete product lifecycles and business management. Formerly a business owner focusing on VR/AR and even before that, a freelance designer, who spent most of his high-school years designing brand identities and then after the launch of smartp...| + |

Vladislav Ukraintsev
Full-Stack Engineer

Senior Developer at Hashplay - 7+ years experience in Software Development. JS, C#, Unity, Cocoa.

Abhishek Pandey
Research Lead

More than 12 years experience in research, strategy advisory, analytics and operation management


Petr Johanes

Board Member & Venture Capitalist - Petr is contributing his engineering, education, and venture capital experience to guide and advise on projects, and build relationships in Silicon Valley. Petr’s work history ranges from nanotechnology R&D, materials science research in the Cui Group at Stanford University and work at Uprising Ventures and Khosla Ventures, one of the top-tier VC funds in Silicon Valley. Petr also has experience mentoring startups, lecturing at Stanford, and supporting student entrepreneurs as a Global Fellow at the Kairos Society.

Klaus-Peter Stegen

Advisor & Business Angel - Klaus-Peter Stegen is a veteran of the publishing industry. He is the author of articles in professional publications and co-author of "Strategies in Dealing with the Workers Council" in the Haufe Praxisrat series, as well as co-organizer and director of the international conference "Publishers' Forum", an international executive-level industry event in Berlin. He is also a shareholder of an international software company, as well as an angel investor. Since September 2016, he is a partner at digital services provider Newbooks Solutions GmbH in Cologne, and a managing partner of Narses consulting company in Bad Vilbel.

Jürgen Göldner

Jürgen Goeldner is an internationally experienced manager and games entrepreneur, having last served at Square Enix, and being involved in worldwide success stories across the gaming industry throughout his career.

Claas Nieraad

Venture Capitalist & Advisor - Claas Nieraad is co-founder and Managing Partner of New Commercial Room Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. In this role, he is primarily responsible for the acquisition and evaluation of new investment opportunities, and also for investor relations and communications. He is also part of B+V Ventures and Halo Fund.

Arturo Duran

Venture Capitalist & Advisor - Managing Partner at IVA Ventures, prior Arturo served as Chief Innovation Officer for Digital First Media. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of impreMedia Digital, the largest Hispanic news-and-information company in the country. He was also previously the President of Interactive and Business Managing Partner at IVA Ventures, prior Arturo served as Chief Innovation Officer for Digital First Media. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of impreMedia Digital, the largest Hispanic news-and-information company in the country. He was also previously the President of Interactive and Business Integration for Canwest Mediaworks’ and was the one responsible for their record-breaking online revenue growth and converting it into the largest Canadian News and Information Network. Prior he was Vice President, Multicultural, AOL Media Networks, VP Marketing and Interactive Content, AOL Canada, Director Business Development, AOL Mexico, Director of Business Development, Internet Division for the Polaroid Corporation, Vice-president Manufacturing and Retail solutions for Unisys Corp. ( Mexico), Arturo is based out of Silicon Valley.



“Hashplay sets a successful format on the next technical level and has a realistic monetarization potential with its advertising formats.”

Jury of Eco-Internet Award 2016

“Top 10 Emerging Startups
in its Category”

Launch Festival 2016 Jury

An annual listing of 20 companies that are at the forefront of providing augmented and virtual reality solutions and impacting the marketplace.

CIOReview 2018


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