Last week Cervest was recognised as one of the capital’s most exciting technology companies. In Business Cloud’s 2020 London Tech 50 innovation ranking, we were listed—as well as the climate crisis recognised—alongside well respected organisations such as HoloMe, DeepMind, Citymapper, Olio and many others.

As new entrants in the awards this year, we were thrilled to be listed as London’s seventh most innovative tech company, according to BusinessCloud. With a shortlist of 339-strong entrants, and over 6,000 votes cast, this is testament to how hard our team has worked and the innovative methods being built to create a world-first, open access Earth Science AI.

Cervest’s AI technology provides the environmental security solution that empowers organisations to assess and quantify the risk climate uncertainty will present to them – ensuring there is a mechanism in place to safeguard their future and our planet.

Time for change

Addressing the climate crisis is viewed as challenging and expensive. Previous forecasting methods have been off the mark in the context of climate and personalising risks. As such, there is a gap between climate awareness and the decisions that can be made. Consequently, organisations lack an understanding of the financial and human implications that climate uncertainty presents to them.

Solving climate security

Cervest’s Earth Science AI has the capabilities to prepare and warn businesses of the potential risks and effects of climatic and extreme weather events before they happen. This provides the intelligence that organisations are missing in their value chain, safeguarding their future and our planet.

Through digesting and filtering vast data, as well as using deep learning algorithms, our Earth Science AI will help bridge the information gap between understanding climate threats and taking positive action.

The future

Awards and being recognised alongside other technology pioneers is a powerful reminder of how important our mission is to ensure that climate volatility isn’t viewed just  as a macro problem, but is an issue that can be broken down for each of Earth’s stakeholders.

By helping businesses —whether investors, enterprises, government organisations or even farmers—to use climate risk data to understand how we can better manage and help mitigate the impact of the changing climate. 

 To read more about BusinessCloud’s London Tech 50 ranking for 2020, see here, and to learn more about how Cervest can help your business build its climate security, please get in touch with the team at

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Lead Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.


Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.