AI Research

Speevr Labs

Cognitive Finance

About Us

Where theory is put to practice

Speevr Labs is a UK-based community interest project founded in 2019 by the founders of Through our open projects and internship programs we provide researchers and students in the discipline of Artificial Intelligence (AI) the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the financial services industry.

Our network of corporate partners periodically identify common industry-wide challenges that can be solved within a data and computation-led framework. A collaborative environment facilitates industry veterans to work with the best and brightest students in seeking novel approaches to long-standing problems.

Our Principles

Social Impact

The research projects we undertake must yield positive social, economic, or environmental impacts.


Our work, and the technologies deployed, shall be held to the highest ethical standards and seek to mitigate any net discrimination that may consequent from underlying data biases.


Members agree to act in an inclusive manner towards all social groups and provide equal opportunities to all regardless of age, gender, race, religious, or sexual orientation considerations.


We provide resources and training to the general public and employers to better understand the field of Artificial Intelligence, the potential impacts, and how best to adapt and benefit from this transformative technology.

How to work with us

Where students and researchers collaborate with industry

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We provide postgraduates the opportunities to work on AI. Our projects are designed to provide practical work experience within the fintech industry in partnership with industry veterans. If you are interested in learning more about our summer internship program please contact us.

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Consult on specific projects to financial institutions and corporations. Apply for research grants.

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Join our partner’s network to learn more about AI and how it may impact your business. How best to prepare yourself and ensure your team is adequately trained. Project sponsorship offers a first step to incorporating AI within your business process without the need for a large initial investment. Sponsors gain access to our large pool of talented students and researchers for recruitment events.

Leadership Team

Alessio Farhadi


Alessio has worked in the Fintech industry since 2015. He has over a decade's experience in Credit Portfolio Manager and Trader at a Global Macro Hedge Fund in London, and New York. Alessio holds a PhD in Statistical Physics from Imperial College London. His interests include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing.

Rajan Dosanjh


Rajan has personal investments in over 30 startups up to Series B rounds. He is also a Co-Founder of Cinchona ventures - a Micro Private Equity firm specialising in Amazon 3rd Party Sellers. Prior to working with startups, Rajan had a long career of Trading and Structuring Asset Back Securities (ABS).

John Sung Kim


John is the founder of Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo) and currently runs, an elite software development company located in Eastern Europe and San Francisco. John is also an angel investor in various Y Combinator companies such as Rappi (raised $1 Billion from SoftBank) and occasionally writes for Forbes and TechCrunch.

Adam Lund


Adam's research involves applications of statistics in solving real world problems related to climate and social impact. Adam has held positions both in academia and industry, having previously worked as a quant in a global investment bank. He holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen, and a Masters from Columbia University.

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