Lateral was founded in 2013 with a mission of helping people discover the information they need. We have established a solid foundation to help companies provide a personalised experience that removes the barrier between people and information.

We create powerful machine learning tools that allow developers and companies to quickly and easily integrate cutting edge algorithms into their products, helping to ensure their success.


We have brought together some of Europe’s finest machine learning experts and user experience (UX) specialists. Our solutions are built with a deep appreciation of how people and technology interact.

We are a highly qualified, versatile team with all the competencies to rapidly deliver innovative machine learning solutions. We build all our technology in-house and undertake continuous R&D to enhance our solutions.


We believe in working closely with our clients to help them achieve the results they need. In this way we are able to rapidly iterate based on the client feedback we receive, ensuring they achieve great results on their key metrics and enabling us to continuously improve our product offering.

We have seen great success employing this methodology with companies ranging from multi-billion dollar enterprises through to high growth, early stage companies in a number of industries.

By providing hands-on expert support we as a company ensure a solid foundation for the sustainable growth of our platform aligned with the success of high value clients and partners.


We host machine learning (ML) seminars at our office in Berlin, attended by data science experts from the city’s biggest companies. We are actively engaged in both the machine learning research community and the new enterprise technologies ecosystem.

The Lateral Team

Prior to Lateral Martin co-founded a creative agency where his work focused on digital publishing - envisioning and building cutting edge content and ad solutions for a range of global clients.

Ben holds a PhD in Pure Mathematics and is an expert in data science. Before Lateral he was a machine learning consultant for major corporations and worked on advanced real time bidding optimisations.

Previously, Felix co-founded a creative agency where he designed and built highly interactive websites and apps, primarily for the creative industries and including renowned artists such as Anton Corbijn.

Max completed a BSc in Creative Computing and is an experienced full-stack developer. For several years he worked at an innovative digital agency in London on projects for a range of large multi-nationals.

Dr. Stephen Enright-Ward

Data Scientist & ML Engineer

Stephen holds a PhD in Pure Mathematics. He has several years of data science experience and a core focus on researching, designing and implementing advanced machine learning algorithms.

Matthias Leimeister

Data Scientist & Researcher

Matthias has several years of experience applying machine learning to audio analysis and recommendation, having worked at a leader in music production software. He holds Masters degrees in Mathematics and Media Technology.

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Made in Berlin, Germany

Lateral GmbH

Potsdamer Str. 91

10785 Berlin


+49 30 91442665