Silexica - TechVision Fonds


Automated identification of parallelism in sequentially programmed source code and its automatic mapping to Multi-Processor-System-on-a-Chip (MPSoC). Who is supposed to understand this? Max Odendahl and Johannes Emigholz, the founders of Silexica! And we do – at least enough to start a joint project.

When Max and Johannes wanted to get started as a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University, the search for investors was not easy. Today everyone is calling for deeptech, but when it really gets “deep”, you often still stay alone with your startup. Luck, coincidence or systematic networking: We joined together with DSA Invest as seed investors. Because we have computer scientists on board. Even those who understand compiler construction, abstract syntax graphs and undecidability problems. But probably nobody wants to elaborate on that here.

In any case, we were able to work together really well. Discussing product and sales strategies, looking at different market segments (e.g. automotive) and finding better solutions for software developers as users of the Silexica toolset.

Silexica made the flip to the US with us. They also participated in the German Accelerator in Silicon Valley and made really big financing rounds with Merus Capital and EQT. And us – except that our contribution got smaller and smaller over time.

Unsurprisingly, Silexica was then bought by Xilinx, which now belongs to AMD, one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world. And we are convinced that this technology is just starting…

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