About us

QuantsUnited is a French award-winning fintech company headquartered in Bidart, France. Our international team is based in Paris, Madrid, the French Basque region as well as in New York

The CEO is serial entrepreneur who co-founded, sold and invested in numerous companies.

The founding management team is composed of serial entrepreneurs who co-founded together 2 former A.I. startups and have been working together for more than 9 years.

We praise experienced high-profile board advisors and experts from the asset management world with 50+ cumulated years experience.

Our R&D team is composed of award-winning A.I. specialists, PhDs, Quants and Mathematicians from the World’s Top Organizations.

Management Team

Jorge Mata

Chief Executive Officer

Jorge Mata has joined QuantsUnited in 2021 as a CEO and investor. He founded MyAlert in 1999, a company focused on designing and implementing wireless solutions. In 2001 sold MyAlert to the Buongiorno group for $100 Million. He remained the Vice Chairman until Buongiorno went public in 2003 reaching over $700 Million in valuation. 

He then founded another 3 companies that have sold to American entities for over $10 Million each; created another two companies that failed. He has invested in more than 20 different start-ups in Silicon Valley and Europe and has been on several of their boards.

Prior to being entrepreneur worked at AT&Tell Laboratories, McKinsey&Co, Banco Santander and Broadvision. Appointed two times technology pioneer by the Davos World Economic Forum in 2001 and 2002.

Jorge holds an MS in Physics from Universidad Autonoma (Madrid) and MBA from New York University (NYC).

Axel Ogorgozo

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

AI and blockchain specialist, PhD studies in Theoretical physics (ENS Paris, CERN Geneva, ITP Chinese Academy Of Science Beijing, 2010–2014), Co-founder of DreamUp Vision (AI in Healthcare), former CTO DreamQuark (AI for FinTech). Algo-trading on the crypto currency markets (2017-2018). Numerous startup awards as a speaker. Several scientific papers on Theoretical Particle Physics about LHC as well as Machine Learning.

Hobby: Video games development.

Ekaterina Besse

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

Co-founder and former CEO of DreamUp Vision (AI in Healthcare), PhD in Theoretical Physics (CEA Saclay, 2014), former COO and Data Scientist at DreamQuark (AI for FinTech), numerous start-up awards including 2016 Challenges Magazine, US SXSW 2016, TheFamily 2015, Monaco 2016, invited speaker of major A.I. and Data science conferences, scientific awards that include among others the 2011 Golden medal Moscow State University, several awards for top-10 best students of Moscow State University (2010, 2009, 2009), 2009 July-Aug selected to represent Russia at CERN Summer school, 2005 Winner of international olympiads in physics, mathematics and literature organized by Moscow State University among several thousand students. Several scientific papers on Theoretical Particle Physics as well as Machine Learning.

Tram Trinh

Co-founder & Chief Corporate Development

Entrepreneur, Board Member in privately-held SMEs, former C-level Executive from SMEs to Fortune 500 with 25-year experience. She was an Award winner of Johnson & Johnson Standards of Leadership Awards in 2002 and 2005 respectively, and an EY Audit Alumni France & Vietnam involved in the Telecoms, banking and services between 1995 and 1997. She has also been the founder of VITANLINK bringing early stage ventures in the IT and deeptech fields to post-seed stages and scaling to new markets through co-founding (motion waves, dreamup vision…), co-developing, mentoring and advising companies in various sectors including Finance, Health (50+ companies).

Tram holds an MBA from MGill University in Canada , a US CPA Certified Public Accountant License and the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. She is a Fellow of the American NACD and the US Private Directors Association

R&D team

Benjamin Pouplard

Data Scientist

Data Scientist in quantitative trading, A.I. and platform developments, private Maths teacher for bachelor students (preparatory schools for “Grandes Ecoles”, competitive exams Mines-Ponts, Centrale, Ecole Polytechnique…), former Maths teacher in French State Education (High School), aggregation (French eq.PhD) of Mathematics (2010), alumni Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon.

Karina Ashurbekova

Data Scientist

PhD in Statistics and Computer Science (University Grenoble Alpes, INRIA, GIPSA-lab, Grenoble, 2019), M.Sc. degree in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Ecole Ensimag, INP Grenoble), M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics (MIPT, Moscow), Winner of WorldQuant International Quant Championship (Singapore, 2018), winner of the Russian olympiads in Physics and Mathematics, several scientific conferences and papers in multivariate statistics.

Olivier Romeyer

Lead Developer

20 years of experience in web development. Web projects & Agile stack supervision, IT architect, Database specialist (management & treatment), CRM connectors and API tools conception & development

 

Marketing Team

Andrea Suárez

Business Developer, Social Media management and content designer.

Óscar Mul

Business Developer, User Experience designer and User Interfaces designer.

Experience in launching new business models based on LEAN Startup. Co-founder of two sustainable startups: A clothing brand and an educational innovation consultancy.

Board of advisors

Afsheen Afshar

Managing Member, Pilot Wave Holdings Management. Former Chief AI Officer and Senior MD, Cerberus (first such role in private equity); former Chief Data Science Officer of JP Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank (first such role at major bank), former MD at Goldman Sachs. MD, PhD from Stanford; BSE from Princeton.

Raphael Douady

French mathematician and economist specialized in Data Science, Financial mathematics and Chaos Theory ar the University of Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne. He formerly held the Frey Chair of quantitative finance at Stony Brook University and was academic director of the French Laboratory of Excellence on Financial Regulation. PhD in Hamiltonian dynamics, over 20 years in the Financial industry. He has particular interest in researching portfolio risks, for which he has developed especially suited powerful nonlinear statistical and data science models, as well as macroeconomics and systemic risk. He founded FinTech firms Riskdata (Risk management for the buyside) and Datacore ( quantitative portfolio of ETFs) and in Chief Science Officer of Matrics (AI for the buy-side). Douady is a member of the Praxis Club, a New York-based think tank advising the French government on its economic policy and sits on the board and the investment committee of friends of IHES, a foundation supporting the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (the French brother of Princeton IAS). He is alumni of Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and was awarded a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiads.

Thérèse Vien

Managing Partner at Powerway Asia, Foreign Trade Advisor to the French government with a multi-cultural profile (US, Europe, Asia), Senior Advisor of start ups in AI, FinTech, Robotics. successful Serial entrepreneur & Business Angel in the digital ecosystem since 1995 in France and in the Silicon Valley (BroadVision brought to IPO Nasdaq BVSN), Cross border France-China investment projects in Innovation and Technology (Digital Transformation, AI, Blockchain, FinTech, IoT), strong lobbying skills at Global Fortune 100 – 500, International Business Development, Executive Search for Europe and APAC, Master of Sciences at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Our partners

 

CloudQuant alternative data marketplace 2021

Funded by BPI France via Bourse FrenchTech Emergence “Deep Tech” 2020 

Funded by Initiative Grandes Ecoles & Universités via ESTIA START 2020 program 

Labelled “French Tech Seed” 2020

Accelerated by DeepTech Founders Batch #2 in 2019 

Accompanied by ESTIA Entreprendre 2020

Member of France Digitale 

Accompanied by pépinière Versailles Grand Parc 2019

Member of the program French Tech Visa

Member of La Place FinTech