We research and develop the future of enterprise-grade distributed systems

 

FLARE

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Universal Validator Networks

 

A Flare Network is a Universal Validator Network that mitigates risk in any type of system while maintaining that system’s speed and privacy.

By plugging Flare into your product, you simplify the operation of mission-critical infrastructure and open up new business models that were previously impossible.

Systems that use Flare have full control over their network usage through Federated Byzantine Agreement consensus.

Core Team

 
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Hugo Philion - CEO

Previous: Founder of modular building system: Future Generations. Commodity portfolio manager at two $1bn+ Funds. BSc. Investment & Financial Risk Management - Cass Business School, Ongoing: MSc. Machine Learning - UCL

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Sean Rowan - CTO

Previous: R&D Engineer at an autonomous robotics research lab, worked in the lead technical role at a distributed computer networking startup and published original distributed systems research with colleagues at UCLA and TCD. B.E. Electronic & Computer Engineering - Trinity College Dublin, MSc. Machine Learning - UCL.

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David Lofthouse - CIO

Previous: Founder & CIO of Prologue Capital c.$1Bn Hedge Fund, Former Global Head of Inflation Trading - Goldman Sachs.

 
 
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Dr. Ciarán McGoldrick - Chief Scientist

Expert on distributed networking, energy and cyber security. Associate Professor School of Computer Science & Statistics - Trinity College Dublin.

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Dr. Naïri Usher - Research Scientist

Expert on quantum computing. Currently researching quantum machine learning. BSc. Physics. PhD Quantum Computing - UCL

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Dr. Artem Vorobiev - Developer and Security Engineer

Previous: 15 years of corporate security engineering experience including at IBM Tokyo, Deutsche Bank and Symantec. 2 years of experience in blockchain-specific security engineering. Artem was at one time the top professional table tennis player in the USSR.

 
 
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Lewis Moffat - Data Scientist

Previous: BEng. Biochemical Engineering - UCL, MSc Machine Learning - UCL, Analytical Chemistry at GSK. Currently: PhD - Machine Learning - Crick Institute.

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Moses Rowen - Mechanical Engineer & Industrial Designer

Moses Rowen is an innovation designer with a background in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. Notable projects include BIMGEC, a zero gravity exercise device for NASA and MACS, a novel multi-use aseptic connector for use in gene therapy. BEng.Tech, Mechanical Engineering - DIT, B.Des. Industrial Design - NCAD.

 

Advisory Team

 
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Toby Norfolk-Thompson

Trading Managing Director at a top investment bank. Non-Executive Director - Darkchain. Toby has 16 years of Fixed Income trading experience with extensive oversight of fintech and regtech. Toby studied Mathematics at Cambridge.

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Tessa Orlebar

Tessa has 5 years experience in trading and structured credit at a top investment bank and is actively involved in the fintech and tech startup space. Tessa read Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (joint honours) at Imperial College London.

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Dr. Carlo Ratti

Director of MIT Senseable City Lab - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. World Economic Forum delegate since 2009. Carlo has authored over 500 scientific publications. He has pioneered the use of cellphone data to understand urban dynamics, which has now developed into an established field of scientific investigation. Carlo is an expert in the Internet of Things which is expected to heavily utilize blockchain technologies.