is a workplace analytics platform for real estate executives, helping to use the data-based occupancy insights to support the business mission. We provide technical and data science expertise to support our clients in adapting to the changes in the modern workplace.

We believe the corporate real estate is not a cost center anymore. It is critical to attracting, enabling, and retaining top-quality employees. helps to achieve these goals by providing space utilization insights based on the data from WiFi networks. It’s fast to deploy across portfolios, affordable at scale, and privacy-compliant.

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Meet the team

Dr. Eldar Gizzatov

Co-founder and CEO

Eldar is the founding CEO of Basking Automation, having worked on the venture since its inception in 2017.

Prior to starting Basking, Eldar was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Allianz X, where he was a founder and CEO at FairFleet – the drone services marketplace for real estate and insurance.

Before working at Allianz and FairFleet, Eldar was the international business development manager at Lendico – Rocket Internet’s online lending platform. Eldar also has more than 10 years of experience in partnership management, pricing, marketing strategy, and marketing communications, working at MobileSmith, Autodesk Inc. and Integrated Energy Systems.

Eldar earned an MBA from Duke University and a PhD in Political Science from Moscow State University.

Rinat Silnov

Co-founder and CTO

Rinat Silnov is Basking’s CTO, responsible for software design and implementation for all aspects of Basking’s app and backend.

Prior to Basking, Rinat was a Senior Software Engineer at Quantenna Communications Inc, working on the advanced cloud solution for WiFi monitoring, analysis, and optimization. Before that, Rinat worked as a Full-Stack Software Developer at Clevertech. Rinat’s technical expertise is in building back-end infrastructure and front-end applications for various IoT devices.

Rinat holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Technology from National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).

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Dr.-Ing. Olmo Mezger

Co-founder and COO

Olmo is the COO of Basking Automation, responsible for the product, operations, and enhancing the customer experience.

Olmo started working on Basking together with Eldar while at Innogy Innovation Hub. Back then, Olmo was a technical advisor for ventures in energy and AI. He has been working in IoT, Data Science and Cleantech development since 2005, incl. early-stage startups in electric vehicles and energy management: Green & Energy (CEO / CTO).

Olmo holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering and Economics from Technical University Munich.

Our Investors

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Our seed-stage investor is a company of Innogy SE, a leading European energy company with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, Innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonized, decentralized, and digital energy world.


Basking Automation was incubated at Innogy Innovation Hub and incorporated in December 2017.