Our Company

AnimaTech is a cybersecurity company that delivers behavioral biometrics analyzing human-device interactions to protect users and data. Banks, enterprises and governments will be able to use the latest AnimaTech technology to significantly reduce online fraud and protect against a variety of cyber threats, without compromising the user experience.

Account fraud is taking a toll on banks and consumer confidence, through data breaches, social engineering and targeted malware. Fraudsters are able to acquire personal information required to access existing accounts with ease.

 

At the same time, a new generation of techniques including Man-in-the-Browser attacks, data injection and manipulation, RAT-in-the-Browser attacks and spoofing, are making fraud more difficult to detect. Behavioral Biometrics makes online businesses safe and more readily available. With less fraud and less user friction, organizations can feel confident that they are providing their customers with increased security and a positive user experience.

An organization with high competence 

AnimaTechs is an advanced value-added company whose success depends on its employees’ competence, ambition, attitude and willingness to work as a team. 

Smart 

With our highly skilled and competent people, we deliver smart and user-friendly products and solutions to the global market. We encourage smart working by promoting a good work-life balance. 

 

Brave 

We are encouraged to take initiatives and bravely take on challenges. Our people make a difference every day, with individual contributions as the key to our success. We demonstrate integrity in our decisions, and stand up for our values. 

 

Open 

We communicate openly with compassion and integrity. We are open to new ideas, markets and products and continuously refine our ways of working. We build trust by communicating openly and transparently with stakeholders. 

 

United 

We work together towards common goals. We build trust to create long-lasting relationships. We care for each other and treat each other with respect. We help each other and share our knowledge for continuous development. We have fun together! 

The values guide corporate decisions and permeate the entire organization. They are taken into account when recruiting, included in training programs and in the introduction program for new members of staff, as well as in target and development discussions. 

Our Management Team
Recognized for Experience

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Sebastian von Bulow

CEO & Co-Founder

Sebastian is the founders of AnimaTech.  He has extensive experience building and launching business ventures and concepts in the technology and media sectors. He started his first tech based company with a Nordic platform in the 1980’s. Sebastian is skilled in product planning, user experience, consumer marketing, product management.  He has experience in quality assurance testing and is a branding analysis expert.  He has previously worked for international organisations including Ernest & Young and Bang & Olufsen, focusing mainly on international business in New York and Moscow.  He holds a degree in international Business & Marketing from Sweden and New York, USA.

Chairman

Vin is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the finance industry.  He has held prominent management and leadership roles in large financial institutions. During his leadership periods at Barclays and State Street, he created the hugely successful exchange traded funds market in Europe by launching the iShares range of ETFs and then heading the SPDR ETF business in EMEA. Through his personal and professional private equity practice, he has built and advised businesses in financial services, technology and internet ranging from internet gaming in Scandinavia to telecommunications support services in India.  He has authored articles on behavioural economics and has an MSc in Economics from London University.

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Per Bergkvist

CFO

Per has over 20 years experience in international finance gained in a variety of sectors including IT, infrastructure, media and banking. He has held senior positions in global organisations, including ABB and UBS, as well as in corporate finance and private equity firms such as Alfa Capital in Russia.  He is also an entrepreneur who has been involved in a number of start-ups and has a solid experience in growing and developing new ventures.  He has spent many years in London, New York and Moscow, and holds a MSc in International Business and Economics from Lund University in Sweden.

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Torsten Jungner

Director

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Dr. David Scraggs

CTO

David has a PhD in nuclear instrumentation, an MSc in Radiometrics (instrumentation and modelling), and a BSc in physics. His knowledge of nuclear physics and instrumentation has led to a rewarding career in nuclear engineering. David has 10 years of experience in probabilistic modelling, detecting probability spaces for critical risks of failure on nuclear physics and financial systems. David has designed a number of nuclear reactor builds by integrating the complex systems that constitute a nuclear reactor into a Bayesian network mathematical model. He identifies challenges to this mathematical model, detects significant weaknesses in the design, and significantly improves the decision making required to develop a more robust design with much lower probabilities of failure (core meltdowns, phenomenological events, radiological damage). He covers the full spectrum of technology, from maths, programming, physics, chemistry, through and biology. David leads a team to realise the technology into working products at AnimaTech

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Paul Gutteridge

Director Communication

Paul is a behaviour analyst who works with government agencies to broker meetings and lead teams in sensitive contexts and with commercial bodies to train leaders to read, assess and influence behaviour in negotiations and project deployment. He has trusted relationships with government, law enforcers and decision makers in financial institutions where physical and cyber security are paramount. He holds a Dip. Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing, Adv. Forensic Statement Analysis, EIA Facial Action Coding System reader.

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Dr. Nick Almond

Technical Director

Nick is a blockchain researcher and concept developer with a PhD in experimental biophysics and 15 years of experience in academic senior leadership. He has acted as an Associate Dean and a Director of Teaching and Learning at leading Universities in the UK. He has lectured in physics, mathematics, cryptography, technology and education theory. He is an expert in disruptive technology and is working on the core technological development of several AnimaTech projects focusing on security, identity and blockchain governance. His research at AnimaTech focuses on the potential impact of blockchain on technological, financial and sociological systems and the potential and value in blockchain technology, cryptography, machine learning, AI and their synthesis in the new emerging value and data driven layer of the internet. This use case driven research

is designed to discover new value in the radically improving technological space focusing or life oriented data sets.

Our Senior Advisors - A wealth of Expertise to Draw on

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Richard Walton

Founder/ Director

Counter Terrorism Global

British

Founder and Director of Counter Terrorism Global and former Commanderat New Scotland Yard, Richard Walton was Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) between 2011-2016 having spent the majority of his thirty-year policing career in the counter-terrorism field. Richardwas Head of Counter Terrorism for London during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. 

He is currently Director of Counter Terrorism Global Ltd, a company that facilitates the design and implementation of solutions for countering terrorism and extremism to governments, private corporations and NGOs. He has travelled extensively to countries affected by terrorism, providing advice to governments in South and South-East Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. He lectures in the UK and is a regular key note speaker at international conferences on counter-terrorism and counter-extremism. Richardis a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a Counter Terrorism Consultant for CBS News in the U.S.A. and regularly presents on British and international media networks.

In 2015, he featured in the ‘Debrett’s500’ list of most influential people in Britain in recognition of his contribution to countering terrorism.

He holds a BSc Honsdegree in Policing and Police Studies from Portsmouth University and a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). 

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Dr. Nazneen Akhter

Professor of Computer Science

Indian

Dr. Nazneen Akhter is distinguished professor of Computer Science at Maulana Azad College, affiliated to  Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwa College, holding the position of Head of the Postgraduate Computer Science Course. With her academic career spreading over 17 years, previously she has served as head of CS & IT Department of one of the prestigious universities of Saudi Arabia and also had lent her services as Academic coordinator and IT Unit in charge of the Saudi Arabian University.  She is Approved Technical Expert by National Board of Information Technology-Pune (India). 

She is also member of Experts Panel for Bio-Visual Products one of leading Designer and maker of Educational Teaching Aids, Hyderabad (India). With more than extensive 10 years into research she has been ranked 13th in the top 500 research authors of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwa College for the year 2015. She has more than 50 research articles to her credit and is sole author for 3 books on various computer science sub-domains. She has even authored chapters in books published by reputed publishers like Springer and Elsevier. 

She has also undertaken several research projects funded by University Grants Commission (UGC, India) and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR, India). Her Ph.D. work on heart rate variability was the first project from Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwa College, under taken by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA, India), to be converted to a marketable product.

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James Russell 

Partner Norton Rose Fullbright

British

James has extensive experience in onshore and offshore technology and business process outsourcing, systems procurement, intellectual property matters, and data protection as well as general commercial work. He has advised banks, insurers, platform trading operators, software providers, telecoms operators, Islamic and conventional financial institutions, professional services organisationsand other corporate clients on a wide range of non-contentious IT, e-commerce, telecoms and outsourcing matters. James specialisesin high end complex projects and has led on a number of high profile transactions including advising Friends Life on the largest UK life and pensions outsourcing worth over £1.4 billion and Old Mutual Wealth on its ground breaking 20 year business process outsourcing agreement for back office administration activities.

Torsten is an Swedish entrepreneur with 40 years experience including venture capital and with vast experience in health care and laboratory industry (www.capio.se) and sustainability (www.ecoregions.co.id) in Africa and Indonesia.

Have worked six years as consultant (focus in management and processes. (www.capgemini.com) and participated in many transactions he has a vast experience of project and company developments from start-up to IPO.

He has MBA in international business, marketing and finance from Stockholm School of Economics and HEC (Paris, France).

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