neurocat was born in 2017 out of a desire to take ML robustness testing for safety-critical application to a new level. With a background in mathematics, our founders were not blinded by AI hype. It was not magic, it was statistics ... but optimization was required. The young neurocat consulted on such optimization, bootstrapping its growth and writing the first ever AI quality standard (DIN SPEC 92001-1 and -2). This got attention, and led to our first customer, German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, from which came our first patents and publications. With our vision validated, and a growing team of coders turning standards and math into a tool, neurocat was now a start-up with more than just an idea, and this attracted investors. dSPACE entered the neurocat story in 2021 as a new strategic partner and investor. Today, with a team of over 40 persons neurocat is implementing its strategic vision: to scale enabling safe AI with a software that captures our expertise. This software is aidkit, built to improve the robustness of the computer vision systems at the heart of autonomous vehicles.