Meet the people dedicated to bringing context to the crypto ecosystem:
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.
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.
Tzanko MatevPhD 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.
Irina PranovichData Scientist
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.
Alexander GrablevskiData Scientist
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.
Yordan PavlovBig Data Engineer
Yordan has 10+ years of experience as a software developer, mainly as a C++ developer. He has worked on projects in the telecom and travel industries, and likes devising optimized and lean software especially related to fast networking, optimized algorithms and high performance data structures. He was instantly drawn to cryptocurrencies because they intersect cryptography, finance and social behavior. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding or just going for a walk.
Vassil KalkovBig Data Engineer
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.
Lyudmil is starting his career in development while studying Informatics at Sofia University. In his free time, he loves spending time playing guitar, learning languages and playing with his dog in his hometown of Varna.
Ante SosaBig Data Engineer
Ante has a background in mathematics with experience in analyzing large amounts of malicious files. He is passionate about data science and exploring innovations in crypto space. He enjoys playing football, traveling and meeting new people.
Anatoliy PozdeyevBig Data Engineer
Master degree in computer security and cryptography, software engineer with entrepreneur background, 15+ years experience. Made a lot of projects in different fields (security, IPTV, mobile, games). Now his main passion is Big Data and Crypto. He likes challenges, when it is necessary to think, rather than just knocking on a keyboard. He desires to compete in Iron Man triathlon, 4km swim, 200 bike ride, and 40 runs!
Katsiaryna DzibukData Scientist
Katsiaryna holds a BSc in field of AI. A person of numbers being in love with mathematics and statistics. Likes to learn Japanese and spend time with her cats.
Vladislav VolynetsData Scientist
Vlad joined our team while studying at the Belarusian State University. Enjoys learning math, implementing various kinds of classical algorithms, and understanding ml algorithms under the hood. Likes to play basketball, table tennis and spend time with his friends.
Ivan AleksandrovBackend developer
Ivan is a developer with C++ telecom industry background, BA in Computer Science and is nowadays pursuing Master's Degree in the field of AI. He believes in open source software and loves music, books, travelling, and occasionally teaching and advocating functional programming with Elixir at the university.
Tsvetozar PenovBackend developer
Tsvetozar 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 a certified trainer who loves rolling, hiking and doing all kinds of sports.
Dmitri MarovFrontend developer
Curious. Disciplined. Passionate. Dmitri Is not afraid to wonder and learn more about how things work. He always tries to find ways to make life better…. and never stops doing these things because he loves it.
He has a Master degree in industrial automation with more than 15 years of IT/infrastructure expertise. Throughout his career, he grew few large scale projects to more than 4000 hosts and devices. He is passionate with cloud technologies, automation, security, Linux, BSD and embedded systems. He is interested about scifi , technology and always enjoy learning new things on his spare time
Nail KhafizovBlockchain developer
He likes to develop extraordinary and complex apps. He is sure: blockchain will lead us to the bright future. Programming is his passion.
Ivan has more than 15 years of IT/infrastructure expertise. Throughout his career, he was working in large telecoms, on-line gaming companies and e-commerce platforms. Enjoys to learn new things and play with linux, networks and automation.
Kelvin “Wilhelm” LeeCommunity Manager
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.
Max “balresch” BartelTech Support
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.
Brian QuinlivanDirector of Marketing
With a freshly-minted MBA in finance from Chapman University, Brian has 10+ years of marketing, financial, and data analytics experience. He enjoys creating financial models to improve modern-day investing strategies and to study the intricacies of market variations. He’s also fascinated by cryptocurrency and loves being part of a growing community that represents a change from the status quo of traditional banking and transactions. When away from work, he’s an avid music producer and writer, and enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and cards.
Dino IbisbegovicContent & 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.
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.
Garry KabankinProject Coordinator
Organizer, structurizer, and master in wrangling complex data into manageable forms. Keeps Santiment projects running smoothly and never stops learning. Aviator.
Vladimir DonskoiManaging Director
Dr. Vladimir Donskoi - expert in the development of new growth models and entrepreneurial ecosystems; studies at Harvard and Oxford universities; experience in founding, managing and strategic consulting for a number of companies.
Anastasia is a passionate product-marketing designer who believes in simple and balanced design. She helps Santiment look pretty and structured. She has worked mostly with B2B and e-commerce companies but has always was looked forward to creating something unique and high-valued in a new industry.
User-focused visual/interactive designer specializing in partnership integrations, and enterprise apps for web and mobile. Dreams in html/css and data visualizations. Wordsmither. Aspiring crypto trader.
Ehrlan does product design over six years. Feels a sincere devotion to translating complex products into functional user-centered interfaces visually balanced across any device. Born with a blue heart and devoted to FC Chelsea.
Ksenia has been illustrating for many years, making comics and books. She has been actively engage in graphic design and has given drawing lessons to adults and children. Likes to watch beautifully animated cartoons and read good literature.
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.