Our Story

Seldon’s multidisciplinary team, based in London and Cambridge, have been laying the foundations for Seldon since 2011. After cutting our teeth scaling a content recommendation engine to hundreds of millions of monthly users, we learned that building machine learning infrastructure was the largest technical challenge.

We founded Seldon to democratise machine learning deployment, to put technologies that tech giants spend many millions of dollars building into everyone’s hands. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of machine learning to solve some of the world’s most important and challenging problems.

In February 2015, Seldon made its first open-source release. Since then it has grown to become one of the most popular machine learning platforms. Since we were part of Barclays Techstars ’16, Seldon has been building applied AI use cases alongside some of the brightest minds in the finance and technology world. We’re based at Rise London, the home of fintech in Shoreditch, where we host TensorFlow London, a community of over 1600 data scientists and ML enthusiasts.

We’re proud to be a guest advisor to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI).

Watch Seldon CEO Alex Housley pitch at the Techstars Barclays Accelerator Demo Day London 2016

Our Team

Alex Housley

Alex Housley

Founder & CEO

Alex is a deep tech entrepreneur on a mission to help people predict and shape the future. For fun, he co-created the Genome Laser, which sequenced the inventors of the laser and high-speed genome sequencing and blasted their DNA into space with an enormous laser. He’s a guest advisor at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence and spoke at the inaugural evidence hearing in Parliament.

Clive Cox

Clive Cox

CTO

Former Rocket Scientist, Clive is the CTO at Seldon and the brains behind the engine and co-author on numerous research papers. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics and studied Speech & Language Processing at Cambridge University. Clive has spent the last few years developing Seldon’s algorithms and predictive platform.

Lee Baker

Lee Baker

Commercial Director

Lee is a media and technology veteran with over 18 years of professional experience. He launched Association of Online Publishers as an independent organisation, where he served as Managing Director. Previous commercial roles include Microsoft, Lycos and Kelkoo. As commercial lead at Seldon, Lee is responsible for client development and go-to-market strategy.

Gurminder Sunner

Gurminder Sunner

VP Engineering

Gurminder has extensive experience architecting highly scalable systems in the games, media and e-commerce industries in the UK and West Coast. His role at Seldon ensures that the services running on the backend systems maintain their high availability and continue to grow in innovative ways.

Giovanni Vacanti

Giovanni Vacanti

Machine Learning Engineer

Giovanni is a theoretical quantum physicist and data science expert with eight years experience in academic research. He received his Ph.D from the National University of Singapore, and has also carried out work in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Giovanni is highly skilled in mathematical modeling, numerical analysis of complex systems, analytic calculations, and problem solving in general.

Maxime Fournes

Maxime Fournes

Machine Learning Engineer

After 3 years working in research for a data-driven systematic hedge fund, Maxime got experience extracting predictive signals from huge financial datasets. He holds two master’s degrees; Engineering from the Ecole Centrale in Lyon and Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. His passion for machine learning doesn’t stop after work hours as he is also a Kaggle veteran.

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

Business Development Manager

Proven and consistent track record helping customers deploy algorithm-related products across industries to start-ups and large enterprise. Previously scaled ad-tech startup revenue from $4m to $60m p/a. Rugby player and coach.

Inga Veidmane-Millere

Inga Veidmane-Millere

Operations Associate

Broad-ranging skillset from project management to design. MA in Innovation Management with experience organising the UK’s first Machine Learning Communities Leaders event.

Our Investors & Partners

Our Advisors

Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar

Chief at Exponential View; VP at Schibsted. Previously CEO and founder of PeerIndex. Thought leader in AI. Strategic advisor to the founder.

Rakesh Harji

Rakesh Harji

UK Founder of Masterpayments (NASDAQ UEPS). Previously UK Founder & MD at Blue Yonder.  Advises on commercial and operational strategy.

Steve Karmeinsky

Steve Karmeinsky

Steve was involved with Internet in the UK before there was a commercial presence, Internet streaming from early days.

Miles Ross

Miles Ross

Miles has a fourteen-year background in building digital businesses across start-up, growth and mature companies.

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US: +1 (646) 397-9911
UK: +44 (20) 7193-6752

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