Fluence Labs: mission and origins

Fluence Labs was created to build a decentralized database network technology. We believe that decentralized data storages are a crucial part of the tomorrow's web and will benefit the humanity by providing a new level of privacy, control, and security. Behind this project and vision is a dedicated group of people with experience and the dream.

Team

Alexander Demidko
Alexander Demidko
Chief Scientist
Experienced distributed systems engineer. At Metamarkets (acquired by Snap) he built a petabyte-scale analytics platform on top of Druid. At Stitch Fix, he built an Algorithm as a Service platform for the machine learning infrastructure.
Alexander Demidko
Alexander Demidko
Chief Scientist
Experienced distributed systems engineer. At Metamarkets (acquired by Snap) he built a petabyte-scale analytics platform on top of Druid. At Stitch Fix, he built an Algorithm as a Service platform for the machine learning infrastructure.
Evgeny Ponomarev
Evgeny Ponomarev
COO
Entrepreneur and product manager. Worked on product at 2GIS: 30M monthly audience, $200M valuation. Organized CodeFest yearly developer conferences: 10k+ attendees. Mined first Bitcoin in 2011.
Evgeny Ponomarev
Evgeny Ponomarev
COO
Entrepreneur and product manager. Worked on product at 2GIS: 30M monthly audience, $200M valuation. Organized CodeFest yearly developer conferences: 10k+ attendees. Mined first Bitcoin in 2011.
Dmitry Kurinskiy
Dmitry Kurinskiy
CTO
Software engineer, technical leader, CTO with solid expertise in complex engineering projects (algorithmic trading, smart food, delivery services). Functional programming and category theory adept.
Dmitry Kurinskiy
Dmitry Kurinskiy
CTO
Software engineer, technical leader, CTO with solid expertise in complex engineering projects (algorithmic trading, smart food, delivery services). Functional programming and category theory adept.
Michael Voronov
Michael Voronov
Research Engineer
Reverse engineer and system programmer with strong knowledge of OS internals and virtual machines architecture. Ex-captain of the CTF team, computer security PhD candidate, owns few CVEs. Software vulnerabilities course lecturer at Moscow State University.
Michael Voronov
Michael Voronov
Research Engineer
Reverse engineer and system programmer with strong knowledge of OS internals and virtual machines architecture. Ex-captain of the CTF team, computer security PhD candidate, owns few CVEs. Software vulnerabilities course lecturer at Moscow State University.
Alex Pyshnenko
Alex Pyshnenko
Research Engineer
Seasoned distributed systems engineer with a deep functional languages knowledge. Previously longtime key developer of the messenger platform oktos.io, where he implemented end-to-end encrypted communication and key management protocols; integrated Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets functionality.
Alex Pyshnenko
Alex Pyshnenko
Research Engineer
Seasoned distributed systems engineer with a deep functional languages knowledge. Previously longtime key developer of the messenger platform oktos.io, where he implemented end-to-end encrypted communication and key management protocols; integrated Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets functionality.
Dmitry Shakhtarin
Dmitry Shakhtarin
Research Engineer
Software engineer with strong expertise in cryptography, functional Scala programming and backend development. Previously he worked on building the end-to-end encrypted and completely anonymous messaging platform titanium.im.
Dmitry Shakhtarin
Dmitry Shakhtarin
Research Engineer
Software engineer with strong expertise in cryptography, functional Scala programming and backend development. Previously he worked on building the end-to-end encrypted and completely anonymous messaging platform titanium.im.
Anna Lekanova
Anna Lekanova
Community
Anna has a background in marketing and business development in the field of Technology Entrepreneurship. Working on her MBA, she has been collaborating with startups as well as with major brands.
Anna Lekanova
Anna Lekanova
Community
Anna has a background in marketing and business development in the field of Technology Entrepreneurship. Working on her MBA, she has been collaborating with startups as well as with major brands.
Artemiy Liarskiy
Artemiy Liarskiy
Marketing
Digital marketing specialist with projects for major brands and rewarded agencies. Background in B2B sales, marketing, and copywriting.
Artemiy Liarskiy
Artemiy Liarskiy
Marketing
Digital marketing specialist with projects for major brands and rewarded agencies. Background in B2B sales, marketing, and copywriting.

Advisors

Howard Wu
Howard Wu
Dekrypt Capital
Co-founder at Dekrypt Capital. Left Google for crypto. Doing research at Berkeley Blockchain research division.
Howard Wu
Howard Wu
Dekrypt Capital
Co-founder at Dekrypt Capital. Left Google for crypto. Doing research at Berkeley Blockchain research division.
Gordyn Hall
Gordyn Hall
Least Authority, ORC, Storj
Security researcher specializing in distributed systems. They are the author of the core libraries that drive Storj, ORC, as well as their underlying implementation of the Kademlia distributed hash table.
Gordyn Hall
Gordyn Hall
Least Authority, ORC, Storj
Security researcher specializing in distributed systems. They are the author of the core libraries that drive Storj, ORC, as well as their underlying implementation of the Kademlia distributed hash table.
Andrey Lelikov
Andrey Lelikov
ex-Microsoft
Security engineer. At Microsoft he was focused on software obfuscation, cryptography, anti-hacking and robustness technologies.
Andrey Lelikov
Andrey Lelikov
ex-Microsoft
Security engineer. At Microsoft he was focused on software obfuscation, cryptography, anti-hacking and robustness technologies.
Lasse Clausen
Lasse Clausen
1kx Capital
Token angel investor at 1kx focusing on token launches and token economics. Investor in Terra, Nervos, Nucypher, Spacemesh, Oasis.
Lasse Clausen
Lasse Clausen
1kx Capital
Token angel investor at 1kx focusing on token launches and token economics. Investor in Terra, Nervos, Nucypher, Spacemesh, Oasis.
Christopher Heymann
Christopher Heymann
1kx Capital
Token angel investor at 1kx focusing on technology and token economics. Investor in Terra, Nervos, Nucypher, Spacemesh, Oasis.
Christopher Heymann
Christopher Heymann
1kx Capital
Token angel investor at 1kx focusing on technology and token economics. Investor in Terra, Nervos, Nucypher, Spacemesh, Oasis.
Addison Huegel
Addison Huegel
BlockPR
Addison is a Managing Partner & Director at BlockPR & Elevator Communications. He was also Head of Communications at Zilliqa and advisor to Perlin and Origin Protocol; he helped with media relations at the Ethereum Foundation in the early days and has been involved with lots of activities regarding blockchain events all over the world.
Addison Huegel
Addison Huegel
BlockPR
Addison is a Managing Partner & Director at BlockPR & Elevator Communications. He was also Head of Communications at Zilliqa and advisor to Perlin and Origin Protocol; he helped with media relations at the Ethereum Foundation in the early days and has been involved with lots of activities regarding blockchain events all over the world.
Nhan Phan
Nhan Phan
Snapchat
Engineering manager at Analytics division at Snapchat. Previously he was a VP of Engineering at Metamarkets, where he managed a distributed team of engineers building a highly scalable and reliable analytics platform. Before Metamarkets, he was a VPE at iSocket, which was acquired by Rubicon Project in 2014.
Nhan Phan
Nhan Phan
Snapchat
Engineering manager at Analytics division at Snapchat. Previously he was a VP of Engineering at Metamarkets, where he managed a distributed team of engineers building a highly scalable and reliable analytics platform. Before Metamarkets, he was a VPE at iSocket, which was acquired by Rubicon Project in 2014.
Simon Kozlov
Simon Kozlov
Instrumental Inc
Machine Learning and AI expert with a track record of building teams and technology at Silicon Valley startups and larger companies. Previously director of engineering at Roblox (currently valued at $2.4B) and engineer at Microsoft and Dropbox. Teaches Deep Learning in NSU, Russia's top 5 science and engineering school.
Simon Kozlov
Simon Kozlov
Instrumental Inc
Machine Learning and AI expert with a track record of building teams and technology at Silicon Valley startups and larger companies. Previously director of engineering at Roblox (currently valued at $2.4B) and engineer at Microsoft and Dropbox. Teaches Deep Learning in NSU, Russia's top 5 science and engineering school.

Supported By

1kx Dekrypt Capital INBlockchain Badwater Capital 8 Decimal Capital