About Synthesized

We’re on a mission to transform the way our society works with data using Artificial Intelligence.

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Synthesized: Enables Collaboration on Sensitive Data for Growth and Innovation

From our time as researchers in Machine Learning (ML) at the University of Cambridge, we often struggled to obtain sufficient clean and regularised data fundamental to building predictive models or testing a hypothesis. The obstacles were only compounded as the ML projects became more advanced and we struggled to obtain high-quality, clean data sets. More importantly, we identified that a lack of infrastructure to safely share data was causing a gap between the developments of the scientific community, and what was actually delivered in the real-world.

We started Synthesized with a mission to empower data scientists with the highest quality datasets for collaboration and innovation. Today, scientists are spending 70% of their time sanitising data and more than 60% of enterprise data is unused. Synthesized is the DataOps platform which solves the problem of collaborating on sensitive data. It enables enterprises to monetize and innovate through their data and speed up the development of data-driven products . The platform empowers data practitioners with secure and compliant, ready-to-use, high-volume, high-quality data sets in as little as ten minutes for development and testing purposes.

Who
we are
Nicolai Baldin
Chief Executive Officer
Nicolai's led our growth from a simple idea to a service used by tech companies in the UK, Europe and the US. Nicolai’s responsible for the direction and product strategy of Synthesized. For over 8 years, Nicolai has designed and delivered complex ML solutions used by top financial and healthcare institutions. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Statistics from the University of Cambridge.
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Denis Borovikov
Chief Technology Officer
Denis leads our Engineering and Product teams. Before Synthesized, he led development of businesses at Deutsche Bank, SoundCloud, and a number of SMBs, as well as large-scale infrastructure and business applications. Denis has over 10 years of experience in building software products including high-load services, search systems and fintech.
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Who
we are
Nicolai Baldin
Chief Executive Officer
Nicolai's led our growth from a simple idea to a service used by tech companies in the UK, Europe and the US. Nicolai’s responsible for the direction and product strategy of Synthesized. For over 8 years, Nicolai has designed and delivered complex ML solutions used by top financial and healthcare institutions. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Statistics from the University of Cambridge.
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Denis Borovikov
Chief Technology Officer
Denis leads our Engineering and Product teams. Before Synthesized, he led development of businesses at Deutsche Bank, SoundCloud, and a number of SMBs, as well as large-scale infrastructure and business applications. Denis has over 10 years of experience in building software products including high-load services, search systems and fintech.
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Marc Degenkolb
Marc Degenkolb
Chief Operating Officer
Over the years, Marc has had the opportunity to work with talented people at high growth and innovative companies including Quest Software, DataSynapse (acquired by TIBCO), CA Technologies (acquired by Broadcom), Rocana (acquired by Splunk), Delphix, Aternity, and most recently Molecula. Marc is an accomplished, results-driven executive leader, offering a solid history of building enterprise software sales teams and delivering revenue growth for both established and start-up companies.
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Don Brown
Don Brown
Field CTO
Based in Georgia, US, Don leads our customer-facing tech operations and supports our rapid growth in the EMEA and the Americas. He has worked with high-growth and innovative companies including Cloudera, Rocana (acquired by Splunk), Autonomic, Subspace, WibiData, and others.
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Jacob Cleghorn
Jacob Cleghorn
Director of Sales (Americas)
Jacob brings a vast amount of knowledge in Enterprise Software Sales, building inside sales teams, and driving high-quality pipelines to build start-up businesses. His previous experiences in high-growth and innovative companies include Molecula, Delphix, Rocana and CA Technologies.
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Margarita Kurushina
Margarita Kurushina
Solutions Architect
Margarita brings a wealth of experience in tech and partnerships through her professional career working for companies such as Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas in Fullstack, CI/CD, system design, and project management. She helped to create Scala Love, Haskell Love, jLove conferences and was fully responsible for driving partnerships with companies such as Twitter, JetBrains, Netflix, and dozens of others.
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Simon Swan
Machine Learning Lead
Simon contributes to the core technology of Synthesized and is responsible for some of the development processes of the ML team. Prior to joining Synthesized in 2019, he worked in the legal and medical industries as a NLP & Machine Learning engineer. He has an academic background in Statistical Thermodynamics and Computational Linguistics from the University of Cambridge.
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Lada Ilyina
Lada Ilyina
Senior Front-end Engineer
The crooked path didn't bring Lada to engineering straight away :) While she earned her degree in the Civil Defence Academy in Moscow, soon she realised her passion is #engineering. Besides her career in frontend development, she taught at the university and was a mentor at an online education school. Lada was a speaker at conferences such as HolyJS, ITdays, Konn and she drives an FE community in Eastern Europe.
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Lourenço Salgueiro
Lourenço Salgueiro
Senior Visual Designer
Lourenço is an experienced visual designer based in sunny Lisbon, Portugal. He has a multidisciplinary approach to design stemming from his educational and professional background, and a demonstrated history of working within various fields ranging from branding and identity, marketing and communication, in both print and digital design, all within the most diverse sectors.
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Stas Kuznetsov
Stas Kuznetsov
Senior Marketing Operations Manager
Stas joins us with years of experience in reporting and analytics across marketing, performance and people, website development, and process creation and optimisation. In his free time Stas is an Ironman, enjoys running marathons fast, and exploring famous cycling destinations
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Ocean Haghighi-Daly
Ocean Haghighi-Daly
Machine Learning Engineer
Ocean is a Machine Learning Engineer with prior experience in Data Engineering, Software Engineering, and Business Analysis. Ocean's experiences predominantly lie in cloud-based big data solutions but he has worn many hats over the past few years, having moved to Synthesized from a technical consultancy. Ocean's professional interests lie in machine learning and big data, and he has a keen interest in finding new ways to ensure data is utilised to its full potential.
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Bogdan Surdu
Bogdan Surdu
Machine Learning Engineer Intern
Bogdan is passionate about Machine Learning, AI and Software Engineering. Prior he has worked on research projects, focused on Bayesian Learning and Explainability. Coming from Romania, he is an expert in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lore and boardgames, as well as a hardware and video-game enthusiast.
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Who we are
we are
Nicolai Baldin
Nicolai Baldin
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Nicolai's led our growth from a simple idea to a service used by tech companies in the UK, Europe and the US. Nicolai’s responsible for the direction and product strategy of Synthesized. For over 8 years, Nicolai has designed and delivered complex ML solutions used by top financial and healthcare institutions. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Statistics from the University of Cambridge.
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Denis Borovikov
Denis Borovikov
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Denis leads our Engineering and Product teams. Before Synthesized, he led development of businesses at Deutsche Bank, SoundCloud, and a number of SMBs, as well as large-scale infrastructure and business applications. Denis has over 10 years of experience in building software products including high-load services, search systems and fintech.

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Gina Dragulin
Gina Dragulin
VP of MARKETING
Gina is an International marketer with 17 years of experience and a passion for driving new technology adoption. Prior to Synthesized, she led the global product marketing strategy for Unbabel, a high-growth Machine Translation portuguese company and she held various Developer Evangelism and Engineering Program Management senior regional roles at Microsoft. She is a proud AIESEC alumni and is passionate about volunteering for humanitarian causes.
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Ed Chessman
Ed Chessman
DIRECTOR OF SALES
Ed is an experienced enterprise data software executive having worked for a number of tech companies such as GridGain, GigaSpaces, and Borland to establish their UK and EMEA sales presence. His focus is driving key strategic partnerships and customer success. His background and knowledge spans AI, distributed computing, middleware, and software development. His passion is helping companies build strategic partnerships with key partners and bringing innovative software products to wider markets.

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Rob Taylor
Rob Taylor
MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER
Rob has recently completed his PhD in High Energy Physics at Imperial College London, where he worked on developing AI algorithms to search for dark matter in the universe. Prior to his PhD, he briefly worked as a Data Scientist at MoneySuperMarket, extracting insights from large datasets to drive business revenue. As part of his PhD, he developed an object-oriented Python framework to process noisy sensor data and implemented signal processing algorithms for downstream analysis.
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Jamie Dougherty
Jamie Dougherty
MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER
Jamie is a Machine Learning Engineer with a background in Maths and Statistics. He previously worked at Speechmatics in Cambridge where he worked in the research team on Representation Learning for Speech. Prior to that he did his masters at UCL and Undergraduate in Maths at Cambridge. Outside of that he's a keen squash player and a serial Glastonbury attender (when there's not a pandemic on).

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Simon Swan
Simon Swan
MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER
Simon contributes to the core technology of Synthesized and is responsible for some of the development processes of the ML team. Prior to joining Synthesized in 2019, he worked in the legal and medical industries as a NLP & Machine Learning engineer. He has an academic background in Statistical Thermodynamics and Computational Linguistics from the University of Cambridge.
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Ton Badal
Ton Badal
MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER
Ton is an Engineer passionate about Machine Learning and AI. Before joining Synthesized, he worked for a challenger bank in the UK improving their decisioning process by exploiting their data, and prior to that, he obtained his MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. Originally from Barcelona and proud supporter of their football team -on his own words “the best team in the world”-, you may find him running around Hampstead Heath or listening to some live music somewhere around London.
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Lourenco Salgueiro
Lourenço Salgueiro
VISUAL DESIGNER
Lourenço is an experienced visual designer based in sunny Lisbon, Portugal. He has a multidisciplinary approach to design stemming from his educational and professional background, and a demonstrated history of working within various fields ranging from branding and identity, marketing and communication, in both print and digital design, all within the most diverse sectors.
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Morgan Lockyer
Morgan Lockyer
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Morgan is a startup veteran with 7+ years experience in seed stage companies. She has held a number of positions including Implementation, Operations, Customer Success, Customer Support, and any other hat that needed to be worn at the time. Outside of work, Morgan is an avid reader and experienced runner.

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Mark Vinogradov
Mark Vinogradov
FULL STACK ENGINEER
Mark’s technical experience is diverse: MSc in Computer Science, working as a Machine Learning Researcher at Skoltech Institute and as a full stack engineer at multiple startups. He plays three musical instruments and loves to play board games with whoever would visit him in his place in Shoreditch.
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Awards and Recognition

Our Trusted Advisors

Kerry Baldwin
Kerry Baldwin
Partner, IQ Capital
Yago Montenegro Mendez
Yago Montenegro Mendez
Investment Director, Mundi Ventures
JP Rangaswami
JP Rangaswami
Senior Advisor at Generation Investment Management, Former Chief Data Officer at Deutsche Bank
Tom Butta
Tom Butta
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, KYRIBA

Our Investors

The most challenging problems that we face as a society need to be solved collaboratively. We constantly look for partners who share our vision of privacy preserving data sharing and are proudly supported by leading technology investors in the space.

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