About

Lanterne is an award-winning startup based in London. Our mission is to improve people’s quality of life by unlocking the value of data. Our first product was the Crowdless App. Our current product makes micromobility systems responsive and profitable by predicting user demand and optimising operations.

CEO

Alex Barnes

Alex is a political scientist. His DPhil is in International Development from the University of Oxford. He has previously worked as a senior analyst for IHS Markit advising Fortune 500 companies, as well as for the Australian Department of Defence in both Canberra and Afghanistan.

CTO

Sebastian Mueller

Sebastian is Lanterne’s Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product. He specialises in natural language processing and machine learning. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics where he has previously taught NLP.

COO

Sam Watts

Sam is a lawyer with a background in Commercial and Criminal law. He is qualified as a Solicitor in the UK, and as a Barrister and Solicitor in Australia. He has co-founded a legal start-up and worked in management positions at multiple large organisations.

Lead Software Engineer

Gabriel-Codrin Cojocaru

Codrin is Lanterne’s Software Engineer. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a MSc in Computational Optimization at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. He has previously been an intern for companies like Amazon and Google and also built an online recruiting platform for a Romanian start-up.

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Software Engineer

Erik Maresia

Erik is a software engineer at Lanterne. He holds a BEng in Information Technology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Data Science and Economics at the University of Milan.

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Data Scientist

Jeffrey Chan

Jeffrey is a Data Scientist at Lanterne. He previously worked as an astrophysics researcher at UC Riverside. His PhD is from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and his MPhil from the University of Hong Kong.

Creative Lead

Stephanie Muñoz Visbal

Stephanie is Lanterne’s Creative Lead and responsible for UI/UX design. She specialises in user-centred design and has a background in the social sciences. When she’s not focusing on product design, she works on web development and growth marketing.

Chairman

Yohan Iddawela

Yohan is a Geographic Information Systems specialist. His PhD is in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics. He has previously worked as an economist for the Institute for State Effectiveness in Afghanistan and Puerto Rico, and for the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Our values

Openness: We believe in being honest and transparent with all customers and team members. Openness allows us to examine our products and processes honestly with a view to improving them.

Customer-driven products: We believe innovation can only succeed if the customer is at the centre of our design and engineering decisions. This trumps process-driven and short-term profit driven approaches to product development.

Respect: The best way of engaging with anyone is with mutual respect. This is sewn into the fabric of Lanterne.

Creativity: Innovation is defined by developing creative solutions to problems. At Lanterne we nurture autonomy and believe in MVPs—Minimum Viable Processes—to allow creativity to flourish.