About Us

Crowdless is designed by lanterne.ai. We are an award-winning social enterprise who specialise in crisis technology. Our mission is to use data to improve safety and promote economic development.

Lanterne has received funding and support from: the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre UK, the European Union’s Big Data Corridor Program, the University of Oxford’s Oxford Foundry, London School of Economics (LSE) Generate, Santander Universities and Yoti.

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Lanterne's Team

Sebastian Müller

Co-Founder, CTO

Sebastian is Lanterne’s Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product. He specialises in natural language processing and machine learning. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics where he has previously taught NLP.

Yohan Iddawela

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Yohan is a Geographic Information Systems specialist. His PhD is in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics. He has previously worked as an economist for the Institute for State Effectiveness in Afghanistan and Puerto Rico, and for the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Alex Barnes

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Alex is a political scientist. His DPhil is in International Development from the University of Oxford. He has previously worked as a senior analyst for IHS Markit advising Fortune 500 companies, as well as for the Australian Department of Defence in both Canberra and Afghanistan.

Mateusz Bednarski

Lead Software Engineer

Mateusz is a full-stack developer who also specialises in blockchain and graphic design. His BSc is in Computer Science from King’s College London.

Wian Stipp

Lead Data Scientist

Wian specialises in machine learning. He has experience in natural language processing with social media, computer vision and deep learning. He is also serial entrepreneur, having co-founded med-tech startup Intelocare. His BSc is in Mathematics from the London School of Economics.

Edoardo Pona

Full Stack Developer

Edoardo is a full-stack developer who also specialises in machine learning and blockchain. His BSc is in Computer Science from King’s College London.

Sam Watts

Legal Officer

Sam is Lanterne’s Legal Officer. He is currently a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the UK Crown Prosecution Service. He was previously a Legal Officer for the Australian Federal Police. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has previously founded legal-tech and e-commerce businesses.