about

DISCOPERI Inc. is an early-stage technological startup-company, established in June 2016 and based in Madrid, Spain.
Every incredible venture starts with an idea and a group of enthusiasts able to pursue it. Established by a group of socially-oriented tech-enthusiasts: Oleksandr (Alex) Bondarenko, Oleksandr Balyszyn, Taras Pasternak, Oleksandr Kolosov. From the very first day the company aimed to create disruptive technology able to change the world and make it better for humanity. DISCOPERI's main product is next generation road safety control system called «Eye».

our impact

Discoperi expects to generate the following impact with it’s system EYE
- Save 300 000 lives annually
- Decrease number of car accidents by 25%
- Decrease number of people injured in car accidents by 15 million annually
- Increase efficiency of finding stolen cars from <10% to 50%+
- Decrease number of stolen cars by 20% (1.5 mm cars)
- Increase road safety perception index1 by 20 p.p.

1 Road safety perception index is calculated by DISCOPERI Inc. annually based on 20+ ths drivers research; dimension observed: perception of safety, parking habits, drivers’ ethics etc.

our history

January 2018 – We showed up on CES 2018 in Las Vegas, presenting a concept of System EYE. We expanded our advisory team with professionals in ICO and telecom.

December 2017 – We received an award from ICEX as top-15 startups in Spain. We started our preparation for an ICO.

October 2017 – We expanded our team by adding more business people with extensive digital marketing track-record. We started preparation for film-shooting of corporate video for our crowdfunding campaign. We won UVCA competition of Ukrainian top-10 IoT hardware startups.

August 2017 – We added to our advisors’ boards two very experienced professionals.

July 2017 – We published our new promo video with objects recognition, it was shot in Madrid, Spain. We added another Visual professional in our AI team. We started preparations for the pilot in Spain.

May 2017 – We started filming regular roads in Madrid to build driving behavior recognition patterns. We added another AI PHD employee to our team.

April 2017 – We finished basic AI algorithms for System EYE. We added another AI scientist to our team. We are now able to identify road signs and pedestrians. We also released our first promo video.

March 2017 - We participated in IE Startup Lab & won 2nd place in innovation award among 54 projects.

January 2017 – We further extended our team by adding a star designer and a film maker. We became an approved Associate Member of Khube (KPMG Hub for entrepreneurs). We became an approved project by EQT Ventures. We are able to identify cars.

November 2016 – Improved our traction towards better AI algorithms, further expanded our team, finished two product design conceptions, won startup competition.

September 2016 – First product prototype has been completed. Artificial Intelligence education process has begun. Road Safety Perception Index (RSPI) has started its evaluation history.

August 2016 – The team has been fully staffed. Made decision to move HQ from Kiev, Ukraine to Madrid, Spain.

July 2016 – Design development process has been started. First interviews with future partners and perspective clients.

June 2016 – Our idea starts getting more attention from tech enthusiasts. Road safety was chosen as a #1 priority where future companies can make a difference and have an impact. R&D process started.

May 2016 – Oleksandr Bondarenko has the inspiration to create a company that aims to fight a global issue, such as road safety.

our values

We believe in three principles, which formed to be our core values
Dreaming big

When a person is inspired to do something – he or she can do anything. The dream is possible to be accomplished, otherwise we could not have it. Thus we let people do what they dream about and give them products, which will realize their dreams.

Working smart

We believe in personal efficiency. We know that every single day people with incredible talent, deep knowledge and great ideas enter high-tech industry in order to do things differently. We are like that ourselves. As we want to be the best in what we do – we need to be smart, efficient, conscious and work hard every day.

Feeling great

Great performer shall have a great fun. We want our workers and our clients live pervasive life. Families, kids and pets are always welcomed in our office and our hearts.

our team

Our team consists of high-level professionals with great experience in electronics, software development, design and business. We aim to recruit and retain exceptional professionals, who are ready to handle today's society challenges. Everyone who joined the team has the right attitude: we are the team who will change the tomorrow.

That’s why we took an ownership and stepped ahead.

Olexandr (Alex) Bondarenko
Oleksandr (Alex) Bondarenko
Chief Executive Officer

"I believe one needs to have a great will and persistence to not just a find a job or pursue an education, but to be able to dream of changing the world. Dream without aspiration is nothing, but instead thanks to personal aspiration and countless efforts it can transform to a multi-billionaire company. When there is no way out - success is only way forward."

Alex is a CEO of DISCOPERI from the company's origination in 2016. Prior DISCOPERI he worked in his own business, tried himself in retail and investment banks, and McKinsey& Co. Alex was awarder as the winner of “The best blogger” competition hosted by Russian Venture Company (Moscow, Russia) in 2012 & 2013 (1st and 2nd places respectively).

Alex fluently speaks Russian, Ukrainian and English.
Alex is married and has a son.

Graduated from IE Business School in 2017 - International MBA (full-time program), Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade in 2007 - MA in management, in 2006 – BA in management).

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Oleksandr Balyszyn
Oleksandr Balyszyn
Chief Software Developer

“I joined the project in order to bring my own part into innovational tech solutions development.”

Oleksandr is a back-end & web-developer, pro in database design and development, who has an experience in module scalable and sustainable web-oriented systems engineering. Prior DISCOPERI Oleksandr worked as a database architect and developer of web service for DISCOPERI client devices.

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Ivan Zhezhera
Ivan Zhezhera
AI Lead

"I joined the project because I believe we will make life safer."

Ivan worked for numerous of years in science in Electronics and Mechatronics Department National Aerospace University "KhAI", Mava Technologies. Particular in the field of AI and data recognition.
Graduated from Donetsk Educational Complex №1 in 2009, National Aerospace University, Kharkiv, Ukraine Department - Aircraft Control Systems in 2016.

Ivan joined Discoperi as an AI leader and will be working on developing and fine-tuning our AI algorithms and patterns.

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Taras Pasternak
Taras Pasternak
Chief Designer

"I got involved in this large-scale project because I believe that technology is our future. It is not only going to be useful for the car owners, but will also save human lives. Moreover, it isl going to help me fulfil myself in the sphere of design and demostrate my own vision of product design to the world."

Taras brought on a table his elegant and unique sense of style and design. Prior DISCOPERI Taras worked for few years in graphic & web design, creating logos and development of holistic product conceptions for international clients.

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Yash Thakrar
Yash Thakrar
Chief Commercial Officer

"Discoperi’s goal is to push innovation to its limit and use state of the art technology to warn drivers of other dangerous drivers on the road. The company’s main focus is the end clients, which are everyday drivers like you and me. Our company will bring a great deal of change on the road, and eventually save thousands of lives. Making a difference for everyday people is what drew me to Discoperi."

Joaquín Marcos
Joaquín Marcos
Country Manager of Spain

"I joined Discoperi project because they are an amazing team with a clear goal: “Changing the world by reducing roads accidents by using the latest technology."

Joaquín is responsible in Discoperi’s business in Spain. Initially he is going to manage the beginning pilot testing and expansion in the Spanish market.

Prior to Discoperi Joaquín has experience entrepreneurial sector launching his sport app Skilltaly, also he has experience in audit and in business consulting in companies like EY and Everis.

He has studied International Business Administration in Madrid, Paris and New York (E.B.S in Villanueva University - 2010) and holds two post graduate masters in corporate finance in I.E.B. in Madrid and LSE in London.

Maksym Surzhynskyi
Maksym Surzhynskyi
Head of investment relations

"The ultimate goal of our initiative is to make a significant and long-term contribution to road-safety throughout the world. We believe that road traffic accidents are not only about health, but also have social, economic and, as a result, political consequences, which negatively affect the sustainable development of countries and undermine the progress towards the achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals"

Mr. Surzhynskyi has more than ten years of progressive experience in analytics and GR, international relations and banking (supported one of the first IPOs in Ukrainian banking industry) as well as experience of cooperation with state bodies (incl. Parliament, Government, state administrations) and international institutions (IFC, OPIC, World Bank, EBRD, TEN-T, TRACECA, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency etc.). He holds PhD in Law and Master of Finance degrees. In addition to English, Mr. Surzhynskyi is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.

Evgeniy (Ievgen) Forostovets
Evgeniy Forostovets
Head of Business Development, Europe

"It was a great opportunity to join the company which has such clear, global and important goal. Discoperi has product and solution, team and strategy that can make the world better and safer."

Evgeniy has been working in Treasury Department in commercial banks for over 10 years before switch his career to entrepreneurship launching his own FinTech and FitTech start-ups. Using his great network across European region among financial and insurance institutions Evgeniy is in charge of finding, evaluating and signing of new clients and partners within the area.
Holds MBA degree from IE Business School, speaks fluently English, Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish.

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Alihan Ekesan
Alihan Ekesan
Head of Business Development
& Strategic Partnerships, Asia

“Innovation is what Discoperi stands for. I joined the company because I believe in what Discoperi does and its vision: Making roads and driving safer. It is exactly this vision that will transform road safety as we know it and create a sustainable future for everyone. In order to realize this dream, we need to work together and collaborate. Thankfully, Discoperi has a strong team and the leadership that is necessary to achieve this and make the dream a reality.”

Originally from Istanbul, Alihan has a B.A. in Linguistics and International Relations from Ankara University, a Masters’ degree in Chinese Law from Fudan University in Shanghai, China and an MBA from IE Business School. Alihan has worked in major IT firms in China focusing on data analysis and user analytics and has first-hand experience with doing business in China and an insight into the Chinese consumer market. Alihan is trilingual in English, Turkish and Mandarin Chinese and conversational in Spanish.

Yuriy Gatupov
Yuriy Gatupov
ICO Project Manager

“I believe that Blockchain is the next big thing that will bring great changes to all aspects of our lives. And Discoperi is a part of these upcoming changes.”

Yuriy is a serial entrepreneur. He has more than 10 years of progressive experience in IT and Construction industries.
Fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Graduated from IE Business School in 2017 - International MBA (full-time program).

Daria Gordiyuk
Daria Gordiyuk
Open CV/CL programmer

"I join to the project because my best wish is the developing robots system. And I can make it true in such place."

Daria takes position Open CV/CL programmer. She has an experience in CNN, Image processing, 3d Reconstruction from aerial imagery, developing Web-applications. She was graduated from University of customs and finance in Computer science and continue studing at the graduated school.

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Vasyl'yev Valeriy
Valeriy Vasyl'yev
Android & iOS developer

“I have joined the project because I believe it will change the world for the better.”

Valeriy has been working on the systems of unmanned aerial vehicles' control and client application for the autopilot contact in MAVA Technologies.

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Oleg Sheptickii
Oleg Sheptickii
Designer and Video Editor.

“I joined the project to help create a safely future.”

Oleg`s educational and career background has given him wide variety of skill sets, ranging from 2D and 3D design, print advertising and video editing.

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Olexandr Kolosov
Oleksandr Kolosov
HTML-coder

“I believe that I can contribute in the development of technology which can help increase the security for the people.”

Oleksandr recently began his growth in the field of web development, which sparked his interest while working in the sphere of software testing. His interest and desires lay in the web development industry where he believes that he can achieve the best results possible.

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Board Members, Mentors & Advisers

In order to create sustainable business model, we formed a pool of board members, advisors & mentors, who support and help us become a best-in-class company. Below we listed our current board members:

Gang Liang

Role:
Mr. Liang advices Discoperi Inc. with global best practices in lean software development. Thanks to his deep expertise in the field we were able to smoothly implement agile development process and frameworks and significantly increase efficiency of our R&D department.

Experience:
Currently Mr. Liang works as a Senior Expert with McKinsey & Company. Prior that he worked as Senior Director of Software Engineering with AMD, Director of Software Engineering with Intel Corporation and VP with Marvell Semiconductor.

Education:
Mr. Liang has Ph.D., MS, EE diplomas Vanderbilt University (US) and BS in communication with Xi’an Jiaotong University (China).

Fernando Becerra Farelo

Fernando Becerra Farelo

Role:
Mr. Becerra supports Discoperi Inc. in questions, related to company growth, strategic direction and value creation. Thanks to his deep expertise in startups & innovations, we benefit from the best-in-class knowledge and real-life experience, obtained by Mr. Becerra in multiple startups during his career.

Experience:
Currently Mr. Becerra occupies multiple roles in numerous of companies & investment funds (e.g. Managing Director at SSW Early Fund, Co-Founder & Chairman at Startup Academy Madrid, Partner & Member of the Board at Sinensis Seed Capital SCR, Associate Professor & Mentor at IE Business School, etc.).

Education:
Mr. Becerra has Master in Finance Direction from Universidad Europea de Madrid, MBA from Universitat Jaume I, and ADE from Universitat Jaume I (all – Spain).

Chris Goss

Chris Goss

Role:
Mr. Goss supports Discoperi Inc. in questions, related to automotive industry. Thanks to his deep expertise, we are able to understand current market trends, value creating factors and optimal working mode with top industry performers.

Experience:
Currently Mr. Goss occupies a role of Global Program Director, Strategic Planning & Implementation at Autonomo, and Change Manager at Cognita Schools. Previously, Mr. Goss worked with Camso as Business Transformation Director and TRW as Program Manager in EMEA/APAC.

Education:
Mr. Goss has an Master in IT Systems from University of Strathclyde and MBA degree from IE Business School.

Joe Haslam

Joe Haslam

Role:
Mr. Haslam provides unique expertise to Discoperi regarding appropriate business growth and scaling up path. Thanks to his life philosophy and managerial approach, we were able to build the right ergonomics within the organization, focused both on high performance and employees’ satisfaction. Mr. Haslam brings on the ground his extensive business, teching and investing experience.

Experience:
Currently Mr. Haslam occupies multiple roles in numerous of companies and organizations (e.g. Executive Director of Owners Management Program & Associate Professor with IE Business School, Chairman & Co-founder of Hot Hotels, Member of the Board at HeyPlease, President of Spanish Irish Business Network, Angel Investor at Alterkeys, etc.).

Education:
Mr. Haslam has Master in Science, Accounting, Finance and Information Systems degree from University College Cork and MBA from IE Business School.

Mark Koops

Mark Koops

Role:
Mr. Koops supports Discoperi with his extensive international experience and business development (especially in telco business). His role with the company is Board Advisor.

Experience:
Prior Discoperi Mr. Koops worked as Regional VP, Head OSS & BSS Engagement Practice in SEA & Oceania at Ericsson, Sales Consulting Director at Oracle, Head of APAC Pre-Sales, Solutions and Program Delivery at Motorcity and Partner – Consulting Division at Amdocs.

Education:
Mr. Koops received Bachelor of Science in Telematics from The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands).

Yaroslav Tonkovidov

Yaroslav Tonkovidov

Role:
Mr. Tonkovidov advises Discoperi on the fundraising process and building exceptional relations with investors (including corporate funds, VCs, family offices, etc.)

Experience:
Currently Mr. Tonkovidov occupies multiple roles in numerous of companies & investment funds (e.g. CIO at FinForge Fund, Head of IR Department at Credits, Investment Consultant at IC Fund, etc.). Prior he occupied positions in leading Russian banks and dealt with M&A, IPO and bond issues with over 50 completed deals.

Education:
Mr. Tonkovidov has Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Salil Kanhere

Salil Kanhere

Role:
Mr. Kanhere supports Discoperi in building technical solutions, required for the first decentralized network of connected vehicles, in particular, in development of a blockchain, applicability of new advanced technologies for IoT for cars, etc.

Experience:
Currently, Mr. Kanhere works as an Associate Professor and Postgraduate Research Coordinator at UNSW Sydney, Australia. His research interests span Internet of Things, blockchain, pervasive and mobile computing, security and privacy. He has co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles and delivered over 25 tutorials and keynote talks on these topics. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.

Education:
Mr. Kanhere has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University (US) and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University of Mumbai (India).

Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

Role:
Mr. Campbell supports Discoperi in relation to questions related to the insurance industry. His previous experience in establishing and growing companies, including capital raising and IPO experience will also prove invaluable to the Company.

Experience:
Mr Campbell has over 30 years’ experience either working in or as an advisor to the insurance industry. As an advisor his clients included many of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance Groups. He has held executive board positions across a number of international insurance groups for the previous 15 years with experience in motor, property, liability and reinsurance operations. He has experience in building companies from concept to full development through to IPO..

Education:
Mr. Campbell has a BSc (Econ) in Accounting and Economics from the University of Hull and has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1988.

Videa Mike

Videa Mike

Role:
Ms. Mike advises Discoperi Inc. in questions, related to ICO fundraising process and business deployment within automotive insurance market.

Experience:
Ms. Mike has 20 years of experience, working as an auditor with Moore Stephens and on multiple positions within insurance industry (Aspen Insurance, StarStone Insurance, Swiss Re). Today she works as Financial Manager with Envisionation, Managing Director with vIdea, a Founder with Questus Solutions and Advisor with Pingvalue.

Education:
Ms. Mike is FCCA (Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant).

Jose Manuel de Rueda

Jose Manuel de Rueda

Role:
Mr. de Rueda advises Discoperi in questions related to product strategy. His previous experience included innovations in Artificial Intelligence both from the business and government.

Experience:
Mr. de Rueda has more than 10 years of experience in innovations and artificial intelligence development. Thanks to his extensive experience in transportation industry (e.g. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies) we will be able to strengthen our value proposition and product positioning for drivers. On top of that, Mr. de Rueda is a passionate entrepreneur, angel investor and a mentor for many tech companies.

Education:
Mr. de Rueda has MBA degree from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Masters of Engineering from from ENSAM, France and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. Additionally, he finished MIT Sloan Artificial Intelligence program.