Team

Greg Lawton

co-founder & CEO

Greg Lawton is an Astrophysicist who spent the last 7 years of his career in BAE Systems (UK). He managed large defence programmes (£100M+), advised the Board of DIrectors on International Strategy, and owned key relationships with the UK Government and MoD.

Dr. Christos Ellinas

co-founder & CTO

Dr. Christos Ellinas holds a doctorate in Complex Systems from Bristol University (UK), where he was a faculty member, and was a Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute (USA). His research is award winning, has been published in leading scientific journals and industry guides, has attracted EU and industry funding and has been piloted across several large-scale projects.

Dr. Georgios Kalogridis

Data Science & Engineering Lead

Dr. Georgios Kalogridis is a world-renowned data & algorithms expert (33 patents), with a doctorate in Mathematics from Royal Holloway (UK). He has over 19 years of experience in corporate R&D and agile development that resulted in multi-millions in value creation. He has a track record of successful leadership of software development and product design teams.

Dr. Stephen Herd

Product Manager

Dr. Stephen Herd is a Chartered Engineer who has worked on the engineering and construction of large oil and gas facilities. Following this he consulted for some of the UK’s most iconic engineering projects with PwC's advisory team. Stephen holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Dr. Konstantinos Sakellariou

Data Scientist

Dr. Kostas Sakellariou holds a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Australia (Australia) and a Masters from Oxford University (UK). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales (Australia). Kostas’ research has been published in leading scientific journals in Nonlinear Dynamics, Complex Networks and Time series Analysis.

Dr. Marianna Demetriou

Data Scientist

Dr. Marianna Demetriou holds a doctorate in Statistics from University College London (UK), and has over 2 years of experience in working as a data scientist and consultant in the area of financial risk and audit. She was part of Deloitte’s team in assessing the systemic risk exposure of banks across the EU bloc.

Dr. Michael Mourao

Full Stack Developer

Dr. Michael Mourao is a mathematician turned software developer, with a doctorate in Mathematics from Warwick University (UK) and a Masters from Cambridge University (UK). He has over 6 years of experience in delivering enterprise-level, cloud-based applications to international organisations.

Vasos Koupparis

Full Stack Developer

Vasos Koupparis is a software developer with a bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Surrey (UK). He has over 5 years of experience in web application development and architecting solutions on cloud services for both individuals and enterprises.

George Dimitriou

Full Stack Developer

George Dimitriou is a Software Engineer with a Masters in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield (UK). He has over 8 years of experience in the design and development of medium and large scale software systems for web and mobile platforms, in the financial services industry.

Our Board

Chris Mairs

Chair of the Board

Chris Mairs serves as the Chair of the Board, and is a renowned investor in high tech startups (>55 investments). Chris co-founded Metaswitch Networks (backed by Sequoia Capital), which he grew to more than 500 people. He was chairman of Magic Pony ($150m exit to Twitter), is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.

Greg Lawton

co-founder & CEO

Greg Lawton is an Astrophysicist who spent the last 7 years of his career in BAE Systems (UK). He managed large defence programmes (£100M+), advised the Board of DIrectors on International Strategy, and owned key relationships with the UK Government and MoD.

Dr. Christos Ellinas

co-founder & CTO

Dr. Christos Ellinas holds a doctorate in Complex Systems from Bristol University (UK), where he was a faculty member, and was a Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute (USA). His research is award winning, has been published in leading scientific journals and industry guides, has attracted EU and industry funding and has been piloted across several large-scale projects.

Tong Gu

Board Member

Tong Gu in an Investment Lead at ADV, where she is responsible for sourcing and executing ADV’s direct investments. She was a VP in Tech and Media investment banking, and then went on to launch her own VC-funded company. Tong holds an MBA from INSEAD (France) and a Bachelor from Imperial (UK).

Tom Wilson

Board Member

Tom Wilson is a Partner at Seedcamp, where he focuses on sourcing and investing in high-potential, early-stage companies. Prior to this, he was part of an international law firm, where he specialised in VC fundraising and M&A. Tom studied Economics at the University of York (UK), followed by attending law school in London.

Our Advisors

Dr. Naoki Masuda

Technical Advisor

Dr. Naoki Masuda serves as a Technical Advisor, with a doctorate in Engineering from University of Tokyo (Japan). He is a world renowned expert in network science and mathematical modelling. Naoki is an Associate Prof. at Bristol University (UK) and a visiting Prof. at Dalian University of Technology (China; between 2018-2021). He has published more than 140 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals and two books.

Jonathan Crone

Market Advisor

Jonathan Crone serves as Market Advisor, with over 35 years of experience in directing complex projects across a wide range of domains, including airports (Heathrow Terminal 5; £4.2B), rail (HS2; £56B), oil & gas (Foster Wheeler’s EMEA division) and defence (BAE Systems’ Naval Ships; £8B)