Meet the teamTurning research and innovation into real-world results
Scientists & builders
Our world-leading and multilingual statistical, climate, and machine learning scientists have an impressive network of more than 30 universities between them – including Cambridge, Harvard, Imperial College and The Alan Turing Institute – they have published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
We also have deep expertise in software engineering, product development, sustainability and data.
Thinkers & leaders
Our best-in-class science is complemented by a team with decades of experience in developing innovative commercial products for global brands, and providing visionary leadership across multiple global industries. We are proud to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Cervest is privately funded, and supported by mission-aligned investors.
Founder & CEO
Dr Luis Costa
Climate Adaptation Scientist
Senior Statistical Scientist
Machine Learning Scientist
Chief Policy Officer
Agnes Schim van der Loeff
Chief Product Officer
Junior Software Engineer
Business Process Lead
In 2009 I launched my first social impact initiative – a farm-to-market agribusiness in West Africa.
The business helped lift thousands of farmers into markets and improved their incomes through sustainable yield gains. We had to confront first-hand the impacts of climate and natural resource volatility. This combined with what I had learned through one of my previous data analytics venture led me down a fascinating path. I am passionate about AI’s potential to help people and businesses become resource-smart and adapt to changing environments with smarter, informed decisions. So, I set out to find like-minded people from around the world to help me turn this opportunity into a reality.
Now our team is building an Earth Science AI platform that empowers climate smart decisions and sustains Earth’s natural capital.