Creating Hybrid Intelligence

to make the right decisions in markets with high degrees of uncertainty

Who we are

Our vision

Cindicator is a fintech company founded in 2015. Founders imagined the future with a technology of Hybrid Intelligence solving challenges of growing uncertainty in the new post-capitalist era and decided to create the solution that leverages new tech advantages to bring new levels of value and insights.

Our team

Our team is a synergy of individuals with expertise in maths, data science, quant trading and finances working together with one collective mind. We understand the value of building the right Team, Community, and Ecosystem. We are actively expanding the scientific community around our infrastructure, business and ecosystem giving access to our work and technologies so we can act together to solve important and relevant problems.

Mike Brusov

CEO & Co-founder

Technological entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in launching companies in big data and predictive analytics.

After graduating from Bauman Moscow State University, I should have started designing spaceships but curiosity and cravings for IT products predetermined my entrepreneur path.

The book by Isaac Asimov “Foundation,” which I read as a child, led to the launch of the Cindicator company 15 years later.

Black swan ideologist, superforecaster, and Cindicator’s triathlon team captain.

Yuri Lobyntsev

CTO & Co-founder

Out-of-the-box inventor, entrepreneur, and distributed applications developer. Started coding aged 10.

Traveled the world, winning competitions in sailing, math, and informatics. Highly skilled in rapid nonclassical problem-solving using extraordinary approaches.

Passionate about new challenges and revolutionary ideas. Involved in deep psychology, human and machine consciousness, complex systems interaction, neuro-communications, and explorations beyond rational limits.

Artem Baranov

COO & Co-founder

Founder of IT companies in development outsourcing, medicine, and financial analytics.

My role in Cindicator is to unite all the members of the team, who have very different expertise, into a single intelligence that is able to solve the most ambitious goals. This is a very unique experience—to create a united technical sprint for the whole team of traders, scientists, and developers.

An active member of St. Petersburg cultural life and start-up movement. ITMO lecturer. Never give up.

Alexander Frolov

Python Developer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist

Believe that algorithms, program code, and application architecture should be as expressive as Monferrand's cathedral and Da Vinci's pictures.

Believe that AI is able to solve challenges that have not been solved by people yet. Furthermore, in fields such as finance, medicine, and education the future belongs to AI.

Study blockchain and algorithmic trading in the evenings and participate in open-source projects on weekends.

I am absolutely sure that every problem has a solution and nothing is impossible!

Evgeniy Koltsov

Python Developer, Data Scientist

A software engineer with extensive experience in development and data analysis. Master's degree in computer science.

Have been interested in traditional and crypto financial markets for 5 years.

Fascinated to be a part of the team and develop the unique technology that can change the financial world and create the future.

Ekaterina Belonogaia

Data Scientist

Misha Vasilev

iOS Developer, Data Scientist

An iOS developer and data scientist with more than 4 years of experience in developing mobile applications. Have created more than 15 unique applications with different content.

Graduated from the Mathematics and Mechanics Department of SPbSU with a degree in applied mathematics and computer science.

Involved in developing and testing various trading strategies for both traditional and crypto financial markets. Fascinated by the technical analysis of financial markets, machine learning, and astronomy.

Sergey Zhirnov

Backend Developer, Data Scientist

A developer-turned-data-scientist. Before joining the Cindicator team, I explored neuroinformatics at SPbPU.

Cindicator gives me an opportunity to continue researching communication between humans and machines from a new perspective: cooperation between a human mind and artificial intelligence—Hybrid Intelligence.

Working on Hybrid Intelligence is my main passion. In addition, I am very keen on photography and rock climbing.

Irina Zhilina

Data Scientist

Alexander Osipenko

Data Scientist

Data Scientist with 4 years of experience in Computational Chemistry and Time-Series analysis. Passionate about Deep Learning and Data Science. I believe that Fourth Industrial Revolution is happening right now with rise of Big Data and Decentralised systems. Proud to be part of Cindicator team that stands on the edge of global changes.

Roman Pyankov

Data Scientist

Sergey Arefev

Data Scientist

Kristina Ochkina

Product Owner

Natasha Andreeva

Product manager, web and mobile products

I manage product development for more than 5 years. Before that I was engaged in music, higher mathematics, and marketing startups. Together with the Cindicator team, I create the first truly fair product ecosystem in which user LTV will be measured not by money, but by the real meaning for all participants. A fan of progressive frameworks, data-informed decision-making, and flawless spelling.

Vlad Kazakov

Product manager, analytical products

Worked in the game development industry for over four years, covering different positions at the junction of business development and product development. In the fall of 2017, along with immersion in the world of crypto finance, I decided to focus on applying my product skills to create products with business models in the new economy. Love team sports, running marathons. I’m fond of neurolinguistics and independent films.

Marina Cherniavskaia

Head of Design

Have been working on design in a wide variety of fields for many years. In Cindicator I have been lucky enough to work on the integration of science and technology that is why I am really fascinated with the work on Hybrid Intelligence.

Our team is at the very beginning of the road, but we are already in the distant future.

In my spare time, I am fond of neuroscience and enjoy art.

Ksenia Borokhova

Graphic designer

Sergey Bliznetsov

Head of frontend

A front-end developer with 7 years of expertise. From subtle animation markup to complex web-app architecture, the front-end is my ultimate passion.

Deadline-driven development adept. Currently on the path to conquer WebGL technology.

Cindicator gives me the opportunity to combine the most modern technologies of hybrid intelligence with a great user interface.

Hold the record for the most pull-ups in the office.

Alexander Yakushev

Frontend Developer

Junior front-end developer who changed his career from geophysics engineering to IT. Graduated from Karaganda State Technical University

Fascinated by clean and predictable design. In Cindicator I'm responsible for making accessible and adaptive interface.

In my spare time I play board and video games.

Alexander Ivanov

Frontend Developer

Vitaly Veldyasov

Android Developer

Over 10 years of experience developing Android applications for banks and major brands. Joined Cindicator in November 2017 from BSS, a company that developed software for 1,700 banks in Russia and CIS. Prior to that, Vitaly worked for SFCD, a digital product agency based in New York. Core skills include: Java, SQL, JavaScript.

At Cindicator, Vitaly leads the development of our Android app, refining the server API, adding new features, and brainstorming creative ways to make our forecasting app even better.

Alexander Ponomarev

Android Developer

Nikita Vaganov

Backend developer

Denis Spiridonov

Backend developer

Sergey Novoselov


Gleb Lysenko

QA engineer

Kate Kurbanova

Head of Analytics

An analyst with more than 10 years of experience in finance. An active trader who trades both traditional and crypto financial markets.

Along with the Cindicator team, I am changing the approach to financial analysis and creating the world's first ecosystem run by Hybrid Intelligence.

My responsibilities include the selection of different financial instruments for analysis by the Hybrid Intelligence as well as the development of new trading strategies and the improvement of current ones.

Nodari Kolmakhidze

Chief Investment Officer

Trader with more than 5 years experience of active trading and asset management. Master's degree in finance. Black swan catcher.

Successfully shorted Russian market right before the Crimean crisis in February 2014, the U.S. stock market before the panic selloffs in August 2015 and January 2016, as well as before Brexit and Trump's election.

Responsible for the development and implementation of new trading strategies. Passionate about the creation of a unique investment fund managed by Hybrid Intelligence.

Simon Keusen


Kseniia Dovganiuk


Alexander Sasev


Hjørtur Justinussen


Gyanesh Maheshwar


Trader with over 8 years of experience in listed derivatives across Fixed Income, Equities and FX, most recently as VP at Barclays. Blockchain aficionado and investor since start of 2017. At Cindicator, Gyanesh is responsible for maintaining a portfolio across short and medium term horizons using Hybrid Intelligence, generating new strategies for the discretionary trading team, and working with Machine Learning team to design quant strategies.

Ksenia Semenova

Chief of Business Development Officer

Ksenia Semenova is a blockchain enthusiast, marketing & communication expert with the journalistic background. She joined Cindicator as CMO to oversee and lead the PR & Marketing department with her focus on business development. Before that, she worked as an editor-in-chief of Q&A platform TheQuestion, led business development for the educational startup GlobalLab, and was US representative of Snob Magazine.

Her interests include blockchain, hybrid intelligence, innovative ecosystems and strong communities that can impact the world.

Ilya Koshelev

Head of Digital Marketing

7 years of experience in digital marketing and performance analytics. Worked for game developing companies. Graduated from the Department of the Institute of Space Research at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies with a Master’s degree in applied mathematics and physics, specialising in physics of space. Keen on football, fishing, and astrophysics.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past”—George Orwell.

Vladimir Shamanov

Head of Content

Experienced communications professional with a deep interest in blockchain & crypto. Over the past 6+ years, I’ve worked at London's financial PR agencies, crafting narratives for investment funds and major brands.

I’ve heard about Bitcoin in 2013 and last year have truly fallen down the crypto rabbit hole, working with several projects in this space. At Cindicator I found a thriving community and a unique combination of exciting topics: fintech, DLT, and data science. Now I’m looking after our written materials. If you have any smart / crazy ideas for content, please get in touch.

Yana Marakhonova

Head of Community

I have a B.A. in Asian Studies and I speak four languages. Now I’m managing different communities in Telegram and Discord. In Cindicator, I am responsible for community interactions and management. I spend most of time at work, but sometimes I have a moment for my hobbies - drawing pusheen stickers for our chat and cycling. Happily married.

Arina Zhukova


Yuri Teryukalov


SEO specialist since 2008. Performing SEO for websites in USA, UK, Spain and Russia markets. Yuri’s portfolio includes several traffic projects in crypto and real estate niches.

Hardcore crypto enthusiast, studying the cryptocurrency phenomenon since 2013.

Hobbies: making records in home studio, collecting vinyl records, reading books, meditating, playing chess, travelling and spending time outdoors.

Olga Timasheva

HR Director

Anastasya Likhodievskaya


Ivan Kovalev

Head of support

Joined Cindicator Team in October 2017, with experience in the areas of Finance, Support and Management. Technical support manager with 2+ years of experience. One of my main responsibilities at Cindicator is to make sure that the needs of our customers are being satisfied. My aim is to provide excellent customer service and to promote this idea throughout the team. I am helping to develop and implement a customer service policy, working on finding ways to measure customer satisfaction and improve services. Managing a team of customer service staff and handling face-to-face enquiries from customers.

Currently I’m trying to implement the best flows to help our customers solve their issues as soon as possible. Working closely with Yana right now to deliver the best Telegram chat experience, your AI. <3

Leonid Markizov

Technical support specialist

Bachelor of Physics at St. Petersburg State University, who opened crypto world from a new angle working with Cindicator. I'm a fan of the Hybrid Intelligence concept and decentralized solutions. My responsibilities include any support for our forecasters, token holders and people who interested in our project. Feel free to ping me! When I have a moment I help our analytic team to add new content to our app. I’m fascinated by the technology of blockchain and always looking for new opportunities for its application.

Vladislav Balkhanov

Support Manager

I graduated from National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Finance and Banking. First time I’ve heard about Cindicator was from my friend who is a big fan of the company and the concept of Hybrid Intelligence and decentralised solutions. I’ve got interested in the company and in both a smart and elegant way that Cindicator team have found to implement the concept of wisdom of the crowd into the financial world.

So eventually I’ve joined the support team and currently doing my best to create a better experience for our users and immediately help them if they face difficulties while using our product. So, in case of any questions, feel free to contact me and our friendly support team!

Roman Stepanov

Support manager

Advisors & Partners

Charlie Shrem

COO at, Founder at Bitcoin Foundation

Charlie is founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, and worked on the standardization, protection and promotion of Bitcoin. Specifically, Charlie led the partnerships and mergers of Fundación Bitcoin Argentina, Bitcoin Embassy of Canada, and Bitcoin Association of Australia, making sure all local Bitcoin communities have global resources and mentoring.

As co­‐founder and former CEO at BitInstant LLC, an early Bitcoin startup that provided a secure, fast and convenient way of globally buying and selling Bitcoin, Charlie led the company during its infancy to innovate and provide services aligned with the needs of the fast­‐growing Bitcoin community.

Anthony Diiorio

CEO & Founder at Jaxx & Decentral, Founder at Ethereum

Anthony is founder and CEO of Decentral, a software development company focused on blockchain technologies, and founder and CEO of Jaxx, a multi-token, blockchain interface that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices. In 2013, Diiorio funded, and along with Vitalik Buterin and 3 others founded the smart contract platform Ethereum.

Anthony has been investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain companies since 2012. In 2014, his project Ethereum raised $18 million, becoming the largest, completed crowdfunded project of its time. The market cap of Ethereum was recently valued at $30 billion. Over a 4-year span, Anthony’s blockchain and cryptocurrencies investments have yielded 2000x returns.

He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor degree at Marketing

Marcus Killick

СEO ISOLAS LLP law firm, Chairman Gibraltar Stock Exchange

Marcus Killick (LLb Mphil) is the Chief Executive Officer of ISOLAS LLP law firm. He is also Non Executive Chairman of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) as well as a non executive director of a number of other companies, including; the Gibraltar International Bank, Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd, Tradewise Group of Companies Ltd, European Financial Planning Group , Peninsula Underwriting Ltd and Callaghans Insurance Brokers . He is also MD of Rock Publishing (owner of the Gibraltar Magazine) Previously he served as CEO of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission for nearly eleven years. Marcus Killick graduated from University of Leeds and University of Kardiff

Evan Cheng

Director of Engineering at Facebook

Before joining the senior management of Facebook, Evan spent 10 years at Apple, where he proceeded up to Senior Manager position, overseeing up to 7 engineering teams.

Evan holds Master in Computer Science from Siracuse University and Bachelor degree in the same field from Marietta College.

Reese Jones

Associate Founder at Singularity University

Reese Jones is a biophysicist and associate founder of Singularity University. A veteran of Silicon Valley, he has helped launch multiple companies, innovations, and patents. He likes building infrastructure companies for emerging technologies in health, biology, mobile, and internet. Reese is frequently called upon to facilitate cross-disciplinary, and cross-industry collaborations.

Stepan Gershuni

General partner at Bits.Capital

Cindicator’s advisor on crypto-currency markets and smart contracts.

General partner at a crypto-currencies-focused fund Block Bits Capital. Worked as a product Manager at Bitfury, a company involved in development of software and hardware for the blockchain ecosystem. Previously Co-Founder of BlockNotary, Growth Hacker at News360, Global Marketing Intern at AngelHack, and Manager of Mobile Products at Noviy Disk.

Involved in trading of crypto-currencies and encouragement of investments in the field. Expert in crypto-currencies market.

Anton Govor

Managing Director Head of Strategy at Moscow Exchange

Cindicator’s advisor on traditional market structure and strategy.

Head of Strategy at Moscow Exchange (MOEX/RTS). Previously an Associate Director of VTB Capital investment bank.

MSc in Mathematics (financial and actuarial math) from the Department of Mechanics & Mathematics of Moscow State University (2006). Obtained PhD from the same university in 2011.

Develops and controls implementation of strategies for Moscow Exchange.

Etienne Brunet

Investment Executive at Illuminate Financial

Cindicator’s advisor on growth strategy and product development. Part of the investment team at Illuminate Financial Management, a Capital Markets focused Venture Capital. Graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and University of St Gallen, MSc Finance. Has a strong interest in FinTech, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and everything decentralised.

Andrej Rusakov

Partner Co-founder at Data Capital Management

Cindicator’s advisor on hedge fund establishment, management, and algorithmic trading.

Co-founding partner and seed investor in Data Capital Management, a systematic hedge fund built on big data technologies, real-time data feeds, and artificial intelligence computer science. Previously founded Open Capital, a global holding and investment company with assets and portfolio companies in the USA, Europe, and Russia. Prior to that, worked for Apax Partners and Morgan Stanley.

Holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and MSc (Summa Cum Laude) degree in Mathematics (Statistics and Theory of Probabilities) from the Department of Mechanics & Mathematics of Moscow State University.

Roman Storm

Blockchain & Solidity Developer at

Roman is a specialist in Solidity and Smart Contracts. He has vast experience in software development from various companies: Amazon, UserTesting, Vault 12, Marketron. Betfair, Cisco.

Roman graduated from South Ural State University STEM program, currently, he is living and working in the United States.

Simone Giacomelli

Founder at Vulpem

Simone Giacomelli is researcher of novel cryptocurrency models, ICOs and incentive mechanisms that empower cooperation and value creation. Simone has been actively involved in the crypto space for more than three years, leading teams that provide next-generation blockchain solutions for both the private and public sectors. Simone holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Verona.

Konstantin Gladych

CEO and co-founder at instant cryptocurrency exchange

Konstantin Gladych CEO and co-founder at, one of the leading instant cryptocurrency exchange, that serves 500 000 customers with 200 million USD monthly turnover. Konstantin is deeply involved in the crypto industry for the last few years, participates in different projects including Minergate, the biggest Monero mining pool.

Prior to taking the role of CEO, Konstantin was managing mobile trading and advertising products. He is well experienced in digital marketing and business development. Having a lot of business relations and partners at the crypto industry. Konstantin has a Ph.D. in data mining and machine learning.

Julian Zegelman

Corporate Attorney | Partner at Velton Zegelman PC

Cindicator’s advisor on law regulations related to crypto-currencies and blockchain; corporate lawyer.

Partner in Velton Zegelman, where he specializes in law practices in the blockchain and crypto-currencies field. Board observer in Metamaterial Technologies, advisory panel in FoundersClub hedge fund, limited partner in Venture Development Partners.

Graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2002 (BSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Political Science); later obtained a law degree from the University of Minnesota.

Specializes in legal support and advice for companies in crypto-currencies and the blockchain field; provides legal counsel for ICOs.

Vivian Cheng

Associate at Cota Capital

Vivian works for Copa Capital VC fund in the Silicon Walley, previously she was part of Uber Financial team, helping the company for 4 years. Before that, she worked for General Electric.

Vivian graduated from University of South California - Marshall School of Business with a bachelor degree in Business Administration; Finance and Business Economics

Boris Ryabov

Managing partner at Bright Capital

Boris Ryabov is a managing partner at Bright Capital - venture capital firm that provides investments for High-tech companies on the global level.

Boris got a PhD in economics from the Finance University Under Government of Russian Federation and MBA degree from Warwick Business School.

Active community of decentralised analysts and token holders from 135+ countries

I am with Cindicator since July 2016, and I must say that this is just a Success Story that should be known. I saw how the app transformed, new ideas being shared with forecasters, new forecasters joining (from 1k to almost 100k), the reward funds growing from $300 to $20,000. Everything has changed in the past 2 years except one thing.... the Cindicator team — their talent, ambition, loyalty, dedication make me want to support Cindicator back! Now I’m a top forecaster in the traditional markets category, and I love the competition :)

Ashraf ElSobki (Ash)Ashraf ElSobki (Ash) / Dubai

Mainly supporting innovative and disruptive projects, I naturally choose Cindicator for its science and the people behind it. Using machine learning and the wisdom of the crowd to answer high uncertainty questions would have been all but science fiction a few years ago – not anymore. The best part? They made it decentralised!

PharysPharys / France

I choose Cindicator because I deeply believe that our future will be linked to blockchain and AI, and this project combines both. I find the team to be very kind and helpful, so I do my best to help them as I can.

Erwan LetardErwan Letard / France

I watched a TED Talk about crowd intelligence a few months ago and got extremely interested in adapting the idea of this in financial markets, combined with the power of decentralisation and use of AI. Apart from that, I was warmly welcomed by the team and the community right from the start, so I’m happy to support this project for a long time!

Raphael ScheidlerRaphael Scheidler / Germany

The Hybrid Intelligence products brought together a very different value proposition than had been available before. The Cindicator team were also super passionate and engaged with the community. I was keen to be a part of the project from the beginning.

Kai AnsaariKai Ansaari / Australia

I believe Cindicator will be a game changer in the growing and emerging crypto market, by creating Hybrid Intelligence that helps in making the right decisions in markets with very high degrees of uncertainty.

royalasgardroyalasgard / Belgium

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