Veteran product creator and entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience leading international teams, and more than 10 years in financial markets analysis. A distinguished sentiment analyst and crowd psychology expert, he’s a regular media commentator who has been featured in Forbes and other financial publications. He also draws on his unique background in a yogic way of life to foster a human-focused, balanced approach to building communities and decentralized platforms.
Software engineer with 10+ years experience building startups, plus a silver medal winner on the International Olympiad of Informatics 2004. He loves building great products, performance optimizations and advanced software like AI and scalable systems. When he’s not cracking up code, he’s trekking in the mountains or kitesurfing on the beach.
Entrepreneur with global business development, marketing, venture capital and recruitment experience in a variety of technical companies and industries. He was a founding member of FishingBooker.com, a recipient of a TC Disrupt People Choice Award, and supports entrepreneurship programs as a partner at the Source Institute, an international organization that provides access to entrepreneurship education to young, prospective innovators across Africa and Europe.
Tzanko Matev, PhD
Developer / Mathematician
Number theorist, software developer and devops leader keeping Santiment systems in shape. Brings experience with backend logic and data structures as well. Data scientist. New crypto explorer. Meditator.
He has a Major in Economics, enjoys DS and ML, and has deep experience in econometrics, including awards in several Econometric competitions. He also has a passion for discovering crypto space and used to work as analyst of crypto projects. He currently is a teacher for Cryptocurrencies and Derivatives course in Belarusian National Technical University. Likes learning and discovering new things.
Jan is a data scientist with a background in psychology and proven experience with cognitive modeling, bayesian statistics and machine learning. He is fascinated by the intersection of financial markets and behaviorism – and what better place to explore that relationship than crypto!
Data science nerd currently writing apps and creating visualizations for social data collection and analysis. A python coder, she’s built a knowledge base for a major university project based on graph theory, and holds a BSc with specialization in AI (Minsk). She studied Data Mining in Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). She also takes amazing photos while exploring the world.
A data scientist by trade, Ivan has been performing deep learning and data mining research in bioinformatics, in collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute of Health and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Originally, he’s a radio-physicist and has studied all things related to signals and information theory. Last year he discovered blockchain and was hooked. He also enjoys sports (esp. football), music, cinematography and travel
User-focused visual/interactive designer specializing in enterprise apps for web and mobile. Dreams in html/css and data visualizations. Wordsmither. Aspiring crypto trader.
Design and visual druidess. Creator of the Santiment brand, ants, and other magic creatures. Inspired by the adventure of the crypto world. Brings fintech experience, too.
She builds partnerships at the project level, and brings users, developers and traders in the Santiment community together. She’s committed to diversity, inclusion and representation for the industry, facilitating meetups and learning opportunities for the wider Santiment community. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science and previously worked in non-profit and social enterprise before joining Santiment.
Kelvin “Wilhelm” Lee
Known as “Wilhelm” in the crypto space, he’s your gateway to all things Santiment. He ensures that communication between the team and community is in sync, and info you need is at your fingertips. No stranger to building great communities, he’s also a core member of crypto’s largest slack, Cryptocopia. There have been rumors he might be an AI, have a chat with him to find out more.
Organizer, structurizer, and master in wrangling complex data into manageable forms. Keeps Santiment projects running smoothly and never stops learning. Aviator.
An entrepreneur at heart, Neal has several years of experience in finance, banking and consulting within private equity boutiques. He was CEO of Blocksource Ltd., an award-winning cybersecurity company that created DLT applications for defense and homeland security. He studied Banking and Finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Bocconi and the IDC. He has a passion for flying and has been collecting pilot licenses since age 14.
Partnerships (North Asia)
Mayumi is focused on establishing Santiment partnerships in North Asia. She is the bridge between the Japanese-speaking community, and brings experience in finance and localization. An avid crypto trader, she is passionate about exploring the capabilities of blockchain and beyond.
Max “balresch” Bartel
Max got hooked on crypto in 2018, after the last bull run. While his portfolio is still in the red, he’s learned a lot during this bear market, including that “bear market conferences” can be great for making connections (Santiment was lucky to meet him at Devcon IV!) With more than 7 years of experience in small teams providing high-quality tech support, he can help answer all of your Santiment questions.
Content & SEO
Resident wordsmith and SEO nerd, Dino oversees all things content. He’s worked in a medley of startups big and small before joining Santiment, specializing in content creation, search engine optimization and many other -ations. He has since caught the crypto bug and is currently a refreshingly average swing trader. Get in touch with him to talk content collabs and/or favorite html tags.
He’s developed a guitar education service, online payment services for banks, and MMO mobile/flash games and extensions for purchase. He also won first place in 2 hackathons (Gazprom, QIWI) and got special prizes from Evernote. He now wants to turn his passion for building great applications toward the crypto world.
Experienced full stack developer who has worked for several startups. Enjoys building robust and scalable systems that have impact. He also holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is certified trainer who loves rolling, hiking and doing all kinds of sports.
Digital product designer with some background in graphic design. Cooperated with several startups and with clients from dozens of countries. Worked on an educational platform, a creative marketplace, a visual collaboration service, and a platform for a trustless interchain crypto economy. He’s passionate about functional and simple design.
Yordan is an experienced full stack developer who has worked for several startups. He enjoys building robust and scalable systems that have impact. He also holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is certified trainer who loves rolling, hiking and doing all kinds of sports.
Vassil brings a pragmatic approach plus experience in startups and mid-size companies, using a diverse set of technologies. He’s a long-time crypto believer and is committed to building applications that foster its adoption. He’s also passionate about hardware, mining, connected devices, and shooting pictures with old analog cameras.
Social entrepreneur who has co-founded 17 companies in the areas of biotech, education, conservation, agriculture, philanthropy, technology and financial innovation. Named one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment, he also is a hero of Santiment business development and leading new initiatives.