About Us

Scrub AI was born from the collective expertise of our founding team, Andrew, Alex, and Nicola.

Driven by a shared passion for data and cutting-edge technology, plus years of manual data cleaning experience, the team recognised the significant challenges faced by the insurance industry.

Leveraging their expertise in machine learning and insurance, and with the help of a fantastic team, they have built an intelligent data cleaning platform which achieves near-complete automation of costly and labour-intensive processes.

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Alex Ley

Co-founder & CEO

Alex is a full stack developer who contributes to major open-source Excel python libraries. He has UI, front-end, product management, and business strategy expertise with an MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid.

Alexander Ley
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Nicola Turner

Co-founder & COO

Nicola has 6+ years of experience in the insurance industry as a Lloyd’s Property Underwriter and Catastrophe Modelling Assistant. She has first-hand experience of the delights of the day-to-day data cleaning tasks and workflows in insurance.

Andrew Pelton

Co-founder & CTO

Andrew has a Masters in Machine Learning from UCL and 4+ years of experience as a machine learning researcher and engineer. He has previously deployed big data machine learning solutions in several companies, including banks and law firms.

Andrew Pelton

Alex Ley

Co-founder & CEO

Alexander Ley

Alex is a full stack developer who contributes to major open-source Excel python libraries. He has UI, front-end, product management, and business strategy expertise with an MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid.

Nicola Turner

Co-founder & COO

Nicola Turner Scrub AI

Nicola has 6+ years of experience in the insurance industry as a Lloyd’s Property Underwriter and Catastrophe Modelling Assistant. She has first-hand experience of the delights of the day-to-day data cleaning tasks and workflows in insurance.

Andrew Pelton

Co-founder & CTO

Andrew Pelton

Andrew has a Masters in Machine Learning from UCL and 4+ years of experience as a machine learning researcher and engineer. He has previously deployed big data machine learning solutions in several companies, including banks and law firms.

Meet the Team

Michael Pelton - Data Scientist

Michael Pelton

Data Scientist | Founding Team

Mike has 6+ years of experience in data analytics, most recently as a Data Scientist at Facebook and Profitability Lead at Stuart Delivery. Mike excels at generating insights from data, building meaningful KPIs, and is a pandas/SQL wizard.

Axel van Lith - Machine Learning Engineer

Axel van Lith

Machine Learning Engineer | Founding Team

Axel has a Masters in Machine Learning from UCL where he focussed on NLP and worked with Pontus to implement an Anisotropic Hierarchical Vector Quantizer. Axel excels at generating augmented and synthetic data in order to boost the accuracy and robustness of large NLP transformer models.

Lahari Balantrapu - Machine Learning Engineer

Lahari Balantrapu

Machine Learning Engineer

Lahari has a Master’s in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from University of Birmingham with varied research experience in vision and health care AI.  She is enthusiastic to expand her horizons by using NLP here at Scrub AI. Lahari’s degree in Computer Science and her knowledge of several programming languages makes her a duellist working on Backend tasks along with the NLP.

Ion Stagkos Machine Learning Engineer

Ion Stagkos

Machine Learning Engineer

Ion has a Master’s in AI from Imperial College London and wide ML knowledge that he passionately applies here at Scrub. His research, including a first author publication at a NeurIPS workshop, has focused on large NLP transformer models. Ion also holds a Master’s in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

Ken Kinneen - Web Developer

Ken Kinneen

Web Developer

Ken has 6+ years of experience building websites for clients as a freelance Web Developer. He is extremely proficient with Next.js and uses it to build fluid and reactive user experiences. At Scrub, Ken is building out our Web Platform, which will allow users to clean an SOV without leaving the browser.

Mark Turner - Product Support Engineer

Mark Turner

Product Support Engineer

Mark has a level 3 certification in customer service and is applying that knowledge at Scrub in order to streamline customer on-boarding and issue resolution. He has 4+ years of experience in the BMW Service Department, so he is well placed to provide support to our clients as we grow. Having also worked with Scrub when we started, he is also familiar with the product and the data and will be helping to test and develop the product too.

Eleanor Malyon

Business Development Manager

Eleanor has 4+ years’ experience in the insurance sector as a Catastrophe Modelling and Data Analyst. She has joined us to assist with the understanding of complex insurance data processing and develop the product to enhance the user experience. She will also be working alongside Nicola to explore new client partnerships and opportunities for business development.

Alhabib Abbas - Machine Learning Engineer

Alhabib Abbas

Machine Learning Engineer

Alhabib is a UCL graduate with 8+ years of experience in ML assisted inference. Most recently he worked as an ML Engineer in Tractable and  Meme Ltd where he focused on implementing scalable ML solutions in a wide range of Insuretech and Fintech applications. His research interests focus on cost-efficient machines that link the gap between well performing models and constrained compute assets in practical  settings.

Andrew Brooks

Data Annotator & Prompt Engineer

Andy is a recent graduate of The University of Edinburgh specialising in Natural Language Processing and Linguistics. Particular areas of interest include speech synthesis/recognition, machine translation, corpus linguistics, and sentiment analysis. He comes on board as a Data Annotator & Prompt Engineer to help advance our ML models.

Chauncey Escalante

Data Annotator & Prompt Engineer

Chauncey comes from a range of different experiences including Food Services, Mechanical Engineering, Finance, and now is trying to conquer the Tech world. Chauncey excels in numbers and looking at data in fine detail, and has joined us as a Data Annotator & Prompt Engineer to help advance our ML models. 

Julie Mesi

Marketing and Communications Manager

Julie has 5+ years of marketing experience including two in the insurance industry. Holding a Master’s in Marketing from the University of Bath, she brings expertise in social media, website optimisation, email marketing, and event management. Julie is passionate about showcasing Scrub AI’s capabilities in the insurance sector, steering our marketing efforts to new heights and enhancing our brand presence.

Swathi Krishnamurthy

Backend Engineer

Swathi is a seasoned python developer and has 5 years of experience working in the backend. She has experience in the energy sector and also briefly in the Insurance sector. Along with her proficiency in writing backend APIs, she aims to bring in valuable expertise in enhancing performance and functionality.

Takrim Rahman Albi

Software Engineer

Takrim specialises in building secure, scalable distributed systems. With expertise in backend technologies and a passion for delivering cutting-edge solutions, Takrim excels in software and system engineering, software and system architecture, and data science. His skill set includes proficiency in Django, Flask, FastAPI, React, TensorFlow, and PyTorch, among others. Takrim’s commitment to excellence is evident in his extensive experience across various domains and technologies.

Alfred

Alfred G. Traverso

Senior Business Development Manager

Alfred has 13+ years of experience in the insurance industry and 3+ years in the software industry. He has worked as an Independent Insurance Broker, InsurTech Founder, and AI Business Developer, within LatAm and Europe. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at IE Business School and an Executive Program on Behavioural Science at Yale School of Management.

Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo

Wellbeing Officer

Juan is our esteemed office cat who has an unrivaled talent for creating a positive work atmosphere. Armed with a swishing tail, luxurious fur, and an impeccable sense for sniffing out stress, he’s the go-to guru for purrs, head bumps, and gentle paw taps that break the tension. With a discerning palate for office treats and an uncanny ability to spread joy, Juan-Pablo is the feline friend who turns our workplace into a purrfect oasis of happiness. Off-duty, he loves lounging in sunbeams and chasing imaginary mice.

Meet our investors & advisors

Uresh Naik

Lead Investor & Board Member

Uresh joins our 3 co-founders on the board and brings a wealth of SaaS experience and several successful exits as both a founder and board member.

Arnie Owen

Security Consultant

Arnie is a freelance information security consultant, auditor, and a member of IST/33/1, the UK National Standards Body’s technical committee responsible for development of ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards.  Arnie has supported our ISMS though its design, implementation, and certification by a UKAS accredited certification body and continues to work with the Board on information security related matters

Pontus Stenetorp

Advisor

Pontus is an Associate Professor in Natural Language Processing at University College London (UCL), Head of the UCL NLP research group, and Deputy Directory of the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence. He has 10+ years of experience as a leading NLP researcher with more than 60 publications that have been cited more than 2,500 times and has served and currently serves as an advisor to several startups.

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