Powered by proven talent from around the worldFrom Silicon Valley's most experienced operators to Europe's sharpest minds.
Meet The Team
Our team consists of world-class talent from science, machine learning and business. Drawn from Google, Just Eat, Microsoft, Amazon, BBC, Shell, Benevolent AI and the Environment Agency, the Cervest team has comprehensively proven an ability to deliver and scale globally.
We come from, and maintain connections with, highly respected academic institutions, including Cambridge, Harvard, Imperial College London, UC Berkeley, University College London and The Alan Turing Institute.
Together, we have published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers in leading journals such as National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Nature Climate Change, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), NeurIPS, ICML, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Astrophysical Journal, and Advances in Space Research.
Our diverse team is 13 nationalities strong, one-third female, and majority post-grad-level educated. Currently based in London, we’re expanding to the US in 2021.
Founder & CEO
Dr Maxim Chernetskiy
Remote Sensing Scientist
Dr Luis Costa
Climate Adaptation Scientist
Head of Product Engineering
Senior Statistical Scientist
Chief Policy Officer
Dr. Benjamin Laken
General Counsel & Head of IP
Head of Operations
EA & Team Coordinator
Chief Product and Technology Officer
Affiliated PhD Student
After over a decade building, leading and advising global organisations, including Fortune 500 companies and sovereigns, in 2009 I launched my first social impact initiative—a farm-to-market agribusiness in West Africa.
The business lifted thousands of farmers into markets and improved their incomes through sustainable yield gains. We had to confront first-hand the impacts of extreme climate events and natural resource volatility. Combined with what I had learned through one of my previous data analytics ventures, this led me to a new idea.
I passionately believe AI is the key to helping businesses make more sustainable and cost effective decisions in the face of growing climate variability. So, I set out to find like-minded people from around the world to make this vision a reality.
Now our team is building an Earth Science AI powered platform that will provide climate security for you, and restore and build the resilience of our planet.
Iggy Bassi, Founder & CEO