Events are the lifeblood of every community.
Audiences come in all shapes and sizes and each has value.

 
 
 

Based in London, Airfinity is an event intelligence provider initially focused on tech events. Its breakthrough platform, the Event Graph™, leverages advanced information processing and machine learning to provide all parties in the event industry with new actionable insights about attendees, social engagement, sponsors and much more.

Founded in 2015 by brand expert Rasmus Bech Hansen and adtech entrepreneur Sacha Carton, Airfinity seeks to empower a new generation of events and vitalise the communities they serve.

Meet the team

Rasmus Bech Hansen

CEO & FOUNDER

Rasmus has a background as globally recognized brand expert, marketing leader and Fortune 500 advisor. He realized a big unmet need for companies to engage with their audiences in more meaningful ways. This drove him to co-found Airfinity. He holds a B.Sc. in Political Science, an MPA from Harvard University and is recipient of the Crown Prince Frederic award for excellent scholarship.


Favourite Event(s):
“Wimbledon: a complete visitor experience.”

SACHA CARTON

COO & FOUNDER

Sacha is a serial digital media and adtech entrepreneur. He began his entrepreneurial career by co-founding ad pepper media (IPO) in 1999. Since then, Sacha has advised and invested in numerous ventures, and co-founded AdBrain, Scala Ventures, and Ogmenta. Applying his 20+ experience, he hopes to have similar success at Airfinity.


Favourite Event(s):
“WMC: The Mecca for all things mobile.”

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EDOARDO TURELLI

CTO

Eduardo is a tech leader and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Koinup (acquired), the leading social media for game creatives, and the creator of Flux, the popular news reader app featured in 100+ markets. Eduardo was also the designer of the 6-weeks Squad, a neo-agile methodology rolled out as VP Engineering at Adbrain.

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JAMES HEYWOOD

SENIOR BACKEND ENGINEER

James has more than 10 years experience in developing and leading teams to deliver end-to-end complex data products in user friendly ways. Before joining Airfinity has was Head of Development at 15Gifts, a highly succesfull growing AI based consumer recommendation engine, where he was responsible for the full-stack and led a large development team. He held several senior developer roles before that. He holds a BSc in Computer Science.

Favourite Event(s):
ffconf Brighton, a locally run event attracting speakers from all over the world, focussing on web development and related topics.

 

JAMES WOOD

HEAD OF PRODUCT

James has a long history with startups and data companies. He founded the social data platform Metric – one of the few Facebook Development Partners in the UK and listed in the UK Top 100 Startups. He then held several product roles within data giant Experian and social analytics leader Brandwatch. James has been involved with Airfinity since 2015 and is leading efforts on data, machine learning and analytics.

Favourite Event(s): “HackerNews London – talks from world-leading startups.”

RICHARD O'GRADY

EVENT ADVISOR

Richard began organising events in Oxford, Bristol, and London. Having started his own events company, Gin & Phonics at university, he then ran several startup conferences and tech talks whilst working with Oxford Entrepreneurs. Since joining Airfinity, he’s travelled far and wide across the London event scene, attending 3-5 per week.

Favourite Event:
“Independent Record Label Market – it’s a very happy place!”

SIMON RICHARDSON

SENIOR DATA ANALYST

Simon began his career at the Portobello & Golborne Road markets, working with their market development team on community events. From here, he progressed to social media research and analysis becoming Head Researcher at Human Digital (M&C Saatchi group), where he worked closely with clients such as Film London, Nuffield Health, and Peroni.

Favourite Event(s):
“I love smaller events, like the New Youthquake at Portobello.”.

Ollie Glass

SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

Ollie has designed and built state-of-the-art machine learning systems for a range of startups: from adtech to real estate to marketplace. He sees machine learning and automation as the 21st century's industrial revolution, and is excited by the opportunity to bring new technologies to event tech.

Favourite Event(s):
PyData London and all of the London Review Bookshop (LRB) lectures

 
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Mikkel Lundsager

Design Director

Mikkel is a multidisciplinary designer, focused on creating engaging and accessible customer experiences across all touch points. He draws on 12 years of experience at renowned London agencies and fintech companies, and has worked in a variety of roles encompassing design for all things digital and print. He holds an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins and has been a visiting lecturer at Design School Kolding, Denmark.  

Favourite Event(s) 
"Coffee mornings to start the day discussing with peers"

 

Investors

Airfinity is backed by a select group of Europe’s leading industrialists and angel investors.

Work with us

We are looking for brilliant minds to join our fast growing team of enthusiastic people in London.