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ABOUT  US

We are a focused team - more bots and less humans by the day ;) - devoted to the Algorithmization of businesses. Our co-founders, Marta Díez-Fernández (LinkedIn, Instagram) and Sergio Álvarez-Teleña (LinkedIn, Instagram) are seasoned professionals of digital transformation with internationally recognized impact. 


"If we searched for a company that unifies skills along Advanced Finance, Science and Technology we wouldn't find many, but they would all be good. If we required those skills to be internationally recognized as tier one, we may find a handful but surely, they would all be special. If we further required those skills to blossom at their intersection, we would find SciTheWorld."


Along advanced finance, our co-founders have largely multiplied profits in different positions of trading, finally holding senior positions such as Global Head of Algorithmic Trading and Global Head of Data Science. Scientifically, their research is in use in the optimal quoting and hedging of several trading floors; and their human-bot convergence (©Augmented Machines/Systematic_me/ Avatar Calibration) has been recognized by the UK EPSRC due to its "Impact in the Digital Economy". Sergio is also Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL; has been included by the UK's Digital Economy Network in the top 4 analytic researchers at UCL across all CDTs; and is Honorary Member of Oxford University's Spanish Society. Technologically, they designed the platform that won the prize to the "Best Trading Platform" of the industry at the Banking Technology Awards, 2016. Furthermore, Sergio has been included in Choiseul's Top 100 list, given SciTheWorld's perspectives.


All in all, SciTheWorld has wrapped up a world class judgement on algorithmic interaction. Whether this interaction is bot-human or, more interestingly, bot-bot. As a result, the company was launched in 2015 primarily to manage its founders' investments through A.I. and, at the same time, to boost the algorithmic race on cybersecurity at a blue chip. They spent two years managing the difficult equilibrium of expanding their influence across banks and hedge funds while keeping full focus on the quality of their software as an optimized legacy going forward.


Since 2018, they have boosted their top-down digital transformation by partnering up with a tier one strategic consultancy: Oliver Wyman. Therein, Sergio was already Senior Advisor for digital transformation (globally), advanced finance and cybersecurity (EMEA). Both companies want to explore this singular merge of skills so much that SciTheWorld's own office lies within their head quarters.

AT UCL, OUR STORY IS BROUGHT AS THE EXAMPLE OF A COMPANY THAT "INNOVATIVELY CRAFTS BOTH, ALGO PRODUCTS AND ITS OWN PLAN"

2015: KICK-OFF

Our financial computing advances within a major digital bank grabs the attention of a cybersecurity manager who demands our founders' help, ad-hoc. SciTheWorld is born.

We explore networks of thousands of servers from a defender ("Blue Team") and attacker perspective ("Red Team").

2016: SETTLE

Sergio's Thesis' algorithmic trading platform gets the prize to the Best of the Industry.

He joins SciTheWorld full-time until he finds a way for the platform to become a "Digital Brain".

He also starts supervising a PhD student at UCL on state-of-the-art portfolio management.

2017: R&D

Sergio joins SciTheWorld full-time and starts the platform that would beat the one already prized by the industry.

Sales are strategically postponed to grant a full focus on Financial Computing R&D - there is a natural bottleneck in its innovation (judgement) that can't be tackled by simply adding people.

2018: SEED

Marta joins SciTheWorld full-time and underpins the platform. Its core structure is finally finished.

Even though sales are still postponed the business is seeded - major players from sell-side, buy-side and regtech, propose different projects. The industry validates this way SciTheWorld's expected competitive advantage.

The partnership with Oliver Wyman becomes official. Commercial reach is exponentially boosted.

Still zero external funding.

2019: GROWTH

Again, R&D towards will be given a major relevance - the edge with respect to the industry is one of SciTheWorld's major assets.

The forthcoming challenge though is the delivery of innovative projects across the seeded industries. Often, completely new roles such is the external audit of algorithms through Red Teams.

External funding will for the first time be considered.

Looking fwd to seeing how it all starts settling.