Our team

We are a vibrant and diverse startup team, with members from many different nationalities (UK, US, India, Canada, Italy to name a few) and backgrounds, but all with some connection to solving misinformation through journalism, media, and machine learning.

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We are hiring full stack engineers and NLP engineers to help solve the problem of misinformation

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Dhruv Ghulati

Dhruv Ghulati

CEO and Research Scientist

Dhruv holds a Distinction in Computer Science and Machine Learning from University College London, and a 1st Class BSc in Economics from the LSE. He was a product manager and co-founder of two London based machine intelligence startups, and is an Entrepreneur First alum and Forbes 30 Under 30 leader in Technology. He wrote his thesis in cost-sensitive classification and distant supervision for statistical claim detection.

Mike Hamilton

Mike Hamilton

Head of Product

ex-Swiftkey, ex-Microsoft product manager, built out consumer products machine learning systems around predictive keyboards and annotation

Lusine Mehrabyan

Lusine Mehrabyan

Community Manager

Lusiné comes from the world of biology and economics with experience in community development projects across the world. She started her career with focus on ethics of medical technology and public health initiatives working on community development projects across eight countries in Latin America. She also worked on anti-corruption projects in the public sector at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She holds degrees from the London School of Economics in Economic and Public policy and Cornell University in Biology and Society.

Chris Applegate

Chris Applegate

CTO

Editorial developer at BuzzFeed working on complex data visualisation problems, software engineer at Google, and creative engineer at We Are Social.

Francesco Corsini

Francesco Corsini

ML/Data Engineer

Masters in Knowledge Engineering from TU Delft, with past working experiences which include consultancy on Data integration and Data Science and teaching assistance on Machine Learning. His mission: create the technological tools for solving the problem of growing misinformation today.

Rishab Shukla

Rishabh Shukla

NLP Engineer

Rishabh graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering and has been working on NLP and Deep Learning for last few years. Previously, he has been the CTO with a New Delhi based Machine Learning Startup and a Google Summer of Code Intern. He is involved with the research and development work of NLP Models to tackle misinformation and fake news.

jordi Ventura

Jordi Ventura

NLP Engineer

Lead NLP scientist at Maluuba, WebInterpret, Grammarly, AYLIEN and most recently Telefonica. 15 years of NLP experience.

Jon Lo

Jon Lo

Sales Assistant

LSE Local Economic Development, ex Director at 180 Degrees (largest consultancy for social enterprises), founder of ATLAS, a freelancing company. Turned down MBB consulting offer to join Factmata.

Zeerak Waseem

Zeerak Waseem

Ph.D. Intern

Zeerak is a PhD candidate at Sheffield University in NLP where he focuses on hate speech detection. His work deals with domain adaptation for hate speech detection, to allow building models that can utilise disjoint datasets. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Copenhagen, where he focused on intersecting feminist theory with NLP for hate speech detection.

Shikhar Chauhan

Shikhar Chauhan

NLP Engineer

Shikhar is a graduate in Mathematics and Computing from Delhi College of Engineering. While still in college he worked on an EdTech startup and helped grow another, and was also a world finalist at Facebook Hackathon 2016. Before coming to Factmata he worked with Machine Learning in the domain of Health and Fitness. At Factmata, he is involved in development of Machine Learning models to tackle deceptive and misleading content.

Louis Daillencourt

Louis Daillencourt

Partnerships

Cambridge University grad, ex Head of Business Development and Partnerships at Echobox (venture backed startup selling to publishers), sales at Pivigo.

Martin Hartt

Martin Hartt

NLP Engineer

Cambridge University computer science, thesis in automated headline generation tasks and legal question answering systems in London.

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We are hiring full stack engineers and NLP engineers to help solve the problem of misinformation

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Advisors

Dr. Sebastian Riedel

Dr. Sebastian Riedel

Scientific Advisor

Sebastian is a Reader at University College London and leading the Machine Reading Lab. He is an Allen Distinguished Investigator, Marie Curie fellow and received a Google Focused Research award. Sebastian is generally interested in the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and particularly interested in teaching machines to read and to reason with what was read. He has published various papers on this topic, covering questions related to scalable inference, probabilistic programming and representation learning.

Dr. Andreas Vlachos

Dr. Andreas Vlachos

Chief Research Scientist

Andreas is a lecturer at the University of Sheffield, working on the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. Current projects include natural language generation, automated fact-checking and imitation learning. He has also published research on semantic parsing, language modelling, information extraction, active learning, clustering and biomedical text mining.

Investors

Our investors are leading internet pioneers with an impressive track record of building successful companies. We are thrilled to have them with us on this journey and for giving us the resources to build Factmata.

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Founder of Broadcast.com
Biz Stone

Biz Stone

Co-founder of Twitter
Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Founder of Craigslist
Mark Pincus

Mark Pincus

Founder of Zynga
Ross Mason

Ross Mason

Founder of Mulesoft
Sunil Paul

Sunil Paul

Founder of Brightmail
Larry Braitman

Larry Braitman

Founder of Flycast Communications