About us

Lanterne is an award-winning startup based in London. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport.

We make mobility companies more efficient and profitable by predicting demand and optimising operations


Alex Barnes


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.

Head of Operations

Mia Thompson

Mia heads the operations at Lanterne and holds a degree in business. Previously, she worked for a SaaS start-up, taking up various roles as finance and operations coordinator, customer success and marketing manager. From there she continued her career as senior product marketing manager with corporate technology companies in cybersecurity.

Lead Software Engineer

Gabriel-Codrin Cojocaru

Codrin is Lanterne’s Lead 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.

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.

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.

Software Engineer

Adam Zaiter

Adam is a backend software engineer at Lanterne. Adam worked in an information security startup in performance optimisation, software architecture and internal libraries, and previously collaborated with ETH Zürich University on an open source project to improve referencing. Adam holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Teesside University.

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.

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.