Company

A global pioneer

Our team unites some of the most brilliant thinkers in robotics, AI and engineering. In collaboration with industry-leading partners, we are revolutionising an entire industry.

Growing an international team of experts

2021
Beta Launch
75+
Team Members
28
Nationalities
4
Locations
Reinventing food service

Nikolas Bullwinkel is CEO and Founder of Circus.

Niko previously co-founded Flink, Europe’s leading quick commerce company, in 2020. By the end of 2021, he left Flink to start Circus. At that time, Flink had approximately 12,000 employees with a valuation of $2.85 billion following a funding round led by strategic investor DoorDash. Flink served up to 10 million customers across over 140 locations in more than 60 European cities.

At Circus, Niko is pivotal in shaping the company’s strategic direction, product development, and vision. He is deeply involved in engineering, design, and production decisions, focusing on creating a holistic technology ecosystem by integrating AI and robotics.
Niko’s leadership has driven advancements in autonomous food service operations and global market expansion for Circus.

His current focus at Circus is on innovation and scaling production capabilities to establish a global network of autonomous food production robots, aiming to support and fuel humanity.

Founded and built by industry experts

Nikolas Bullwinkel
CEO

Co-founder Flink, Europe’s leading quick commerce company with more than 12,000 employees and a valuation of $2.85 billion at the time.

Carsten Wille
CCO

Founder and former CEO of the food subscription e-commerce company etepetete. European market leader for over a decade.

Dr. Helge Plehn
CTO

Multi-entrepreneur with PhD in mechanical engineering. Previously, Executive board at Initions AG, a leading business intelligence consultancy.

Fabian Becker
CFO

Co-founder and partner of the maritime venture builder Flagship Founders. Previously management at Reederei Auerbach Schifffahrt.