Our team

We are a vibrant and diverse startup team, with members from many different nationalities (UK, Scandinavia, Russia, US, India 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.

Martin Robbins

Martin Robbins

Product Manager

Product manager and writer, with a background in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, writing and journalism. Martin spent over 7 years at The Guardian writing for the "Raising HAL" blog on AI, data, culture and politics. Before that he did his bachelors in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Aberystwyth University. His mission is to "fix the news".

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.

Maria Mestre

Maria Mestre

Head of Machine Learning and NLP

Maria has a PhD from Cambridge University, where she worked in the signal processing lab applying statistical methods to the study of brainwaves. After that, Maria joined two startups in London where her role was focused on the use of natural language processing to extract meaning from text. Her first startup role was in the ad-tech/big data space, and then in a health social network.

Benedicte Slee

Benedicte Slee

Lead Data Engineer

Before coming to Factmata, Benedicte was a software engineer in ad-tech, first working with data scientists to deploy machine learning models being applied to terabytes of data every day, and later leading several projects redesigning data processing pipelines. Benedicte holds an MPhil in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and an MSc in Intelligent Systems from King’s College, London.

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.

Emmanuel Vincent

Emmanuel Vincent

User research

Emmanuel has designed the first fact-checking initiative to be crowdsourced from a community of domain experts: Climate Feedback organizes a worldwide community of scientists who collectively assess the credibility of influential climate change information. He holds a PhD in Climate Science and is a graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and previously worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California.

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.

Dina Pisarevskaya

Dina Pisarevskaya

NLP Engineer

Dina has a masters in NLP from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She published multiple papers on deception and fake news detection in Russian Language and contributed to research at the RusProfilingLab and Russian RST Treebank.

Marcus Clements

Marcus Clements

Backend developer

Marcus is a software engineer with nearly two decades of experience architecting and implementing applications for the media industry, including ITV and NBCUniversal. When he is not busy with the team combatting the spread of misinformation on the Internet, he spends his time studying for a research MSc in Artificial Intelligence at Hertfordshire University.

Martin Stastny

Martin Stastny

Full-stack developer

Martin is self-taught developer. He started to work as a freelance Front-end developer / Web designer back in 2009. Through his carreer he was working with several digital ad agencies from microsites to e-commerce portals. Before joining Factmata he worked as Senior Front-end / Lead developer at Reiss London on replatforming their website.

Join us in our mission

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

See Open Positions

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