Clearing the path
for groundbreaking discoveries

Scientists around the world work relentlessly to cure illnesses, find ways to feed the planet sustainably, discover more efficient sources of energy and unravel life mysteries. 

We contribute to their amazing mission by providing software solutions to streamline daily work in the lab. The platforms that we build are meant to simplify workflows and scientific documentation. With Laboperator, scientists can design experiments, control laboratory instruments and automate data collection. The electronic lab notebook Labfolder helps scientists document their experiments and allows them to retrieve their data in seconds.

Our products are collaborative, easy to use and make scientific data more reliable. We are building the operating system of the lab, connecting data, devices and researchers. We will never stop innovating to enhance productivity at the bench with technology.

Meet the team

Company history

2019

After years of collaboration, labfolder and cubuslab merge to become Labforward! Together we aim to connect data and devices, helping researchers to work more efficiently in the lab of the future.

WuXi AppTec – a leading global pharmaceutical and medical device company – implements labfolder on private cloud.

2018

labfolder has a variety of customers in different research fields – from crop science companies to leading research hospitals. Amongst our diverse list of clients is now also the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the United States.

Many successful pilots allow cubuslab to develop more customer driven integrations and establish projects in the US, Singapore, China and South Korea.

2017

The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) becomes a customer: all researchers at the Charité and the Max-Delbrück-Centre (MDC) can now use labfolder to document their experiments.

cubuslab grows its customer base and is now able to connect more than 100 laboratory devices. This is not limited to, but mainly includes common benchtop devices, such as scales and PCR machines.

2016

labfolder and cubuslab start a first collaboration.

The Max Planck Society goes digital and chooses labfolder as their laboratory notebook solution. Besides a central server installation for the 84 institutes of the organization, several individual institutes also opted for having their own dedicated local server.

cubuslab receives funding from the Junge Innovatoren program of Baden-Württemberg and participates in the Merck Accelerator Program, which supports startups in the fields of healthcare, life science, and performance materials.

2015

Peppermint Ventures and additional private investors enter the capital of labfolder.

cubuslab GmbH is officially founded and starts developing a platform for device integration. This vision includes the monitoring, documentation and controlling of any lab devices.

2013

Official foundation of labfolder GmbH!
Seed funding is provided by Vogel Ventures, Investitions Bank Berlin and angel investors.

2012

It was in vibrant Berlin that our sketches and aspiration started coming to life. The first lines of code were written to build what will be our electronic lab notebook.

2009

Our story started in the small city of Göttingen, Germany – better known for its long list of Nobel Prize winners – where two of our co-founders, Simon Bungers and Florian Hauer, drafted their first idea of an electronic solution to record their experiments.