About us
Our vision: Autonomous Computational Design

Our technology will be the cornerstone of Autonomous Computational Design, and enable the birth of products and design that humans can’t even imagine.

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A spin-out from cutting edge research

Our innovation is the result of a spin-out from world leading research conducted over more than a decade by a team of researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In 2014 the team was awarded a grant from the European Research Council with the purpose of commercializing the research.

Ingrid Cloud was founded in 2015, and has been led since then by the CEO and co-founder Sebastian Desand. The vision was at first to create an easy to use, fully automated flow simulation service. That vision has evolved into a vision with more far reaching implications.

Funding and partners

In April 2017, the company successfully raised a seed-round. The investors participating in the round were Karma Ventures, Creathor Venture and KTH Holding. In June 2019 the company raised an additional round welcoming Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital as investors. In total, Ingrid Cloud has raised approximately 4.5MUSD.

Between 2015-2018 the company has developed the product in close collaboration with pilot customers of different sizes and in different industries. In 2018, the company launched the first public version of the revolutionary innovation Ingrid Cloud. The company is based in Stockholm, situated in the WeWork offices close to the city centre.

Our team consists of brilliant researcher within computational fluid mechanics, numerical analysis and high performance computing; backed up by experienced developers, marketers and management. Here are the original founders.

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LLM Sebastian Desand
Chief Executive Officer
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LLM Sebastian Desand
Chief Executive Officer

Sebastian is the fast thinking strategist and dealmaker at Ingrid Cloud. Which isn’t surprising considering that he is an experienced business developer and entre­preneur. Sebastian has previously worked as Head of Trading, Business Director and Managing Director. In his role as a management consultant he has helped a number of companies excel in their sales strategies. When you observe him doing business it’s quite hard to believe he actually also was a lawyer once, but mention a legal issue, and he will light up in a heated conversation including various legal proverbs in Latin.

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Professor Johan Hoffman
Research & Development
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Professor Johan Hoffman
Research & Development

Johan is the brilliant innovator and the visionary beacon within Ingrid Cloud. He is a leading expert in scientific computing and computational mechanics, where he has pioneered adaptive finite element methods for turbulent flow computations. He leads a research group at KTH and he is also one of the founders of the FEniCS open source software project which is also used and developed within the company. He was awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept Grant in 2015 and the ERC Starting Grant in 2008.

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PhD Cand Rodrigo Vilela de Abreu
Chief Technical Officer
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PhD Cand Rodrigo Vilela de Abreu
Chief Technical Officer

Rodrigo is the problem solver of the team, and is constantly looking for ways to improve our solutions. He has over 10 years experience in CFD, both from industry and academia. He's been a top student since ever and has along the years received scholarships for studies in Germany and in Sweden. Rodrigo is able to both “see the whole picture” and understand the complexity of the smallest details, which makes him a dexterous problem solver and a great creative mind. Besides his passion for bleeding edge CFD, he is a skilled home cook and loves classical music and literature.

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PhD Niclas Jansson
Head of HPC
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PhD Niclas Jansson
Head of HPC

Niclas is the high performance computing wizard at Ingrid Cloud. He has world class competence in high performace and parallel computing. His involvement and contribution to the FEnics framework is of paramount importance. Between 2013 and 2016, he was a postdoc researcher at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, working with one of the fastest supercomputers in the world (Computer K). He has extensive experience in extreme scale computing as lead developer of RIKEN's multiphysics framework CUBE and the HPC branch of FEniCS. He is currently a Postdoc researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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    Ingrid Cloud is a real time saver, and allows me to focus on what really matter, result analysis and design optimisation.

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