About Anaqor

We work together to explore, build and test solutions that we are proud of for people that are as enthusiastic about technology as we are. From cloud architects to quantum physicists – our team shares a passion for technological innovations that make a real difference in the world.

#FrictionlessQuantum is our calling

We are dedicated to providing people with the necessary tools and knowledge to engage with quantum computing, regardless of their current stage in the quantum journey. Our goal is to unite people from various industries and professions, fostering successful collaboration in order to build innovative solutions for the future.

anaqor team

The Story.

2007. Andreas Liebing and Dr. Mathias Petri founded StoneOne AG – a Berlin based software company focused on innovative technology and new platform business models. In 2018, they jointly developed with the University of Stuttgart the PlanQK vision: Creating an open platform and ecosystem for quantum applications.

PlanQK received substantial funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and gained support from other companies and scientific institutions, leading to a total investment volume of 36 million euro, making PlanQK one of the single largest quantum application research projects.

Within StoneOne, a new venture led by David Niehaus and Michael Falkenthal evolved into what is today Anaqor. This growing team guided the PlanQK project, built the underlying platform and drove quantum application expertise. Due to this success, StoneOne officially became Anaqor AG in 2023, focusing exclusively on quantum computing while continuing existing legacy business relationships.

To the present day, the PlanQK ecosystem already consists of more than 100 organizations – leading scientific institutions, small and medium-sized companies and international corporations from different industries.

And the rest is a journey into the future.

Meet our Founders

Andreas Liebing

Co-Founder & CEO


Dr. Mathias Petri

Co-Founder & CSMO


David Niehaus

Co-Founder & COO


Michael Falkenthal

Co-Founder & CTO


Advisory Bodies

Long-standing experts bring invaluable knowledge and experience to our team

Supervisory Board

Decades in experience of leading software companies amongst its members enable Anaqor’s supervisory board to guide strategy and execution of Anaqor’s growth plans.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer, Chairman

Managing Director, UdK Berlin Career College
Chairman Board of Trustees, Institute of Electronic Business e.V.
Director, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society GmbH

Ulf Buchholz, Deputy Chairman

Management Consultant

Folker Scholz, Member

Management Consultant

Scientific Advisory Council

Three world-renowned professors from across Europe support Anaqor’s Executive Board through scientific advisory and provide access to suitable QC expertise.

Dr. Sebastian Feld, Member

Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Frank Leymann, Member

Managing Director, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS)

Prof. Dr. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch, Member

Professor, Department of Physics, Saarland University
Director, Institute for Quantum Computing Analytics, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Scherzinger, Member

Chair of Scalable Database Systems, University of Passau