Let’s build something great together

It's time to move beyond the era of dirty buildings and bring Net Zero Real Estate closer: simplify your job and banish outdated technology to grow your business faster.

Together we can build something great, and provide a more sustainable future for generations to come.


Our science-based solution is a pioneering force, transforming real estate


Origin story

How does the industry navigate this journey towards a Net Zero future?

That's the challenge that Evan (CEO) wanted to solve through his PhD at ETH Zurich: his academic team developed optimization algorithms that combine profitability requirements with sustainability and forecasting methodologies - the heart and brain of what would become Optiml.

It was during a cycling holiday that Jordi (CTO) decided to come on board, and Optiml spun off from ETH in November 2022. Nico (CCO) completes the co-founder trio, complementing the deep industry and technology expertise of the other founders with his business background.

Backed by leading investors

Trusted by

logoInnovation EndeavorsLeading venture capital firm based in San Francisco focused on and high impact startups ($1.5B AuM). Founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
logoPlanet AOne of the top Climate Tech Venture Capital firms in Europe, based in Berlin. Deep connections in real estate asset management with €160M fund size.
logoWSGSwiss real estate developer with focus on low-CO₂ building projects and digitalization of construction.

Meet the Optiml Team

The people decarbonizing real estate

We’re innovators and climate optimists. We’re building an outstanding team of technologists, sustainable building experts and market specialists to deliver on our goal: Net Zero Real Estate.

member-photoDr. Evan PetkovCEO10+ years in energy engineering, policy, and sustainable buildings. ETH PhD
member-photoNico DehnertCCOBoston Consulting Group Partner, CleanTech & Energy Engineer
member-photoJordi CamposCTOEnergy optimization research and MSc Physics at ETH Zürich
member-photoVeronica MagnoProduct DesignerUser experience designer specializing in sustainability and green futures
member-photoXavier SpagnoloFounding Software EngineerSenior Software Engineer at Google Search & Lens
member-photoMaximilian MittelstaedtProduct LeadWüest Partner Sustainability Consulting, Werner Sobek Energy Engineer, Architect
member-photoMareike JensChief of StaffBoston Consulting Group Project Leader, IBM IT Consultant
member-photoJonas HeitzData EngineerML Platform Lead at Squirro. Machine learning & data specialist
member-photoJames LangHead of UXResearch Director at Google, Head of Research at cxpartners, eBay strategist
member-photoHleb BelehauFullstack EngineerNext.js Typescript expert, BMSTU nanoengineering master's degree
member-photoEric MartyFullstack EngineerTech startup veteran specializing in AI, backend, data & DevOps
member-photoPolina SaanteProduct EngineerMSc Integrated Building Systems ETH Zurich specializing in building energy simulations
member-photoDaltonChief Dog OfficerOptimized for running and sleeping

Join our team

We’re looking for talented people

Optiml is growing fast, and we are always looking for passionate, dynamic, and talented individuals to join our distributed team all around the world.