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.


Favorite 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.


Favorite 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.

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

Federico Marani

SENIOR DATA ENGINEER

Federico has several years of startup experience, working in software development and systems architecture. He has led teams and delivered complex solutions for e-commerce, fintech, health tech, and telecomunications - and is now sinking his teeth into the event industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Business Psychology.

Favourite Event(s):
“All the events at Google campus and Skillsmatter.”