We’re a Sustainable Fintech startup

We love solving the biggest challenges in Sustainability & Finance using Innovative, Connected Data technologies

About us

We pride ourselves on delivering software solutions using the most advanced technologies from Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Technology, Graph Databases & Linked Data to solve the most complex challenges facing organisations today.

Portfolio Management

Innovative asset allocation & portfolio construction tools

Investment Research

Advanced research & knowledge-powered recommendation systems

Risk Management

Network-powered screening & risk analytics tools

ESG Investment

Solutions for Socially Responsible Investing & Environmental, Social & Governance approaches

Operational Platforms

Cutting edge platforms for Data collection, integration & analysis

Alternative Data

Less crowded, harder to analyse data sources

Clients, Projects & Partners

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The Baltic Exchange

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University of York

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Trase Finance

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Forest 500 logo

Forest 500

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Climate Advisers Trust logo

Climate Advisers Trust

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Aquila Capital

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We’re a team of Connected Data & Financial Services experts based in London

James Phare


James founded Neural Alpha to bring Connected Data solutions to the financial sector with a particular focus on sustainable investing.  He has a track record of delivering innovative data solutions particularly within the financial sector having consulted extensively at many of the world's largest Investment Banks, Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds.  Prior to Consulting he was Head of Information Management at Man Group plc following roles at Thomson Reuters. James is the Event Director of Connected Data London and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics & Economic History from the University of York. Outside of work he enjoys running, cycling and is a keen Moth sailor competing internationally.

Fabio Sikansi


Fabio is the lead developer responsible for technology strategy within Neural Alpha's tech stack. He is experienced at rapid prototyping & enterprise software development of web and desktop-based applications for operational and analytical requirements. Before moving to London, he worked researching information visualisation with large scale networks using techniques such as Edge Bundling. Fabio holds a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of São Paulo. Fabio is also addicted to pretty much any sport you can imagine.

Richard Eperon


Richard is the COO at Neural Alpha. Having spent a number of years at Unilever in various finance roles Richard specialized in private equity honing his skills in strategic financial management expertise in overseeing both the investment funds and corporate finance responsibilities at senior management committee level. Richard has been an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1997. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, sails occasionally and plays the guitar.

Ivor Tillier

Lead Business Analyst

Ivor’s core digital background extends across project and product management, and user experience. As innovation manager, he’s also held responsibility for implementing a programme of change - to increase innovation capability at Wiley, the global publishing company. Ivor draws on a broad portfolio of complementary skills and experience from agile working environments to corporate communications, and decision making to creative problem solving. Ivor brings a generative mindset, an analytical approach, and a keen awareness of value creation and strategic alignment. When not working, Ivor runs his own highly successful holiday rental apartment in Portugal.

Claudia Fox


Claudia is an Analyst-Developer with a background in Business Development and Project Management. Prior to Neural Alpha, Claudia enjoyed working in a tech-adjacent role which sparked an interest in software development, which she further trained in before joining. She has worked in a multitude of sectors, including Renewable Energy, Business Services, Fashion, and PropTech, where she has previously managed internal and external project teams, advised partners and C-Suite executives, built progressive web apps and has also gained proficiency in wireframing and UX Design. Claudia is passionate about art, travelling and cooking.

Arie Lakeman

Senior Software Developer

Arie has a background in full-stack web application development and developing complex data visualizations. Arie gained a First Class degree in Economics from the University of Warwick before gradually moving into software. Before joining Neural Alpha Arie was a Software Development contractor working on a wide range of products in a variety of industries. Outside of work Arie enjoys reading and social activities involved with his local community.

Oyin Oguntoye

Data Scientist

Oyin is a Data Scientist focused on extracting insights from complex financial & sustainability datasets. After gaining a degree in Chemical Engineering and gaining experience in a data centric start-up she spent time in Investment Banking working at Morgan Stanley as a Quantitative Strategist. Oyin is passionate about learning, being creative and pushing herself outside of her comfort zone. Some of Oyin's hobbies including travelling, exercising, shopping and reading on topics such as Economics, Politics and History.

Mehmet Gungor

Software Developer

Mehmet is a Full-Stack developer mainly focused on financial solutions. Previously, he worked on banking application solutions and trading platforms, where he delivered open banking api for various clients. Mehmet holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Ozyegin University and contributed to award winning start-up while studying. He likes cycling, trekking and discovering new places.

Grzegorz Rybak

Software Developer

Greg is a Full-Stack Developer and a BSc Computer Science graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London. He focuses on building the back-end and managing the communication between the dev and data engineering teams. Prior to joining Neural Alpha, he built novel web apps for Polish scouts and developed a prototype AI voice recorder "ULA: Ultimate Listening Assistant", a semi-finalist idea in "The Mayor's Entrepreneur 2019". Tech-wise, a great enthusiast of Python, NLP with DL, TF2.0 and Vue.js. Privately, a guitar player and an ex-Explorer Scout Unit Leader with a knack for designing urban games.

Adam Wangrat

Software Developer

Adam’s main interests are Back-end Engineering of complex systems and Data Science. In the company he is responsible for delivering full Stack solutions and supporting the Data Engineering team. He is currently working towards an integrated Master’s Degree in Computer Science at King’s College London. In his free time, he enjoys working on his personal projects, attending hackathons, playing video games and exploring the world of craft beers.


We’re always looking for talented Machine Learning Developers, Data Scientists, Engineers & Software Developers with an interest in solving difficult & highly connected problems. In particular we are interested in candidates with exposure to NoSQL, RDF, Semantic technologies, Linked Data & Knowledge Representation.

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Where we are

Edinburgh House
170 Kennington Lane
Lambeth, London
SE11 5DP

Neural Alpha Ltd

Neural Alpha Ltd