About Us

Our ambition is to change the nature of computing.

Our Purpose

Today, we are facing some of the greatest challenges that humanity has ever known. Unfortunately, in many cases, the breakthroughs we need are being held back by the limitations of existing infrastructure. Harnessing the cloud and its untapped potential is complex, time-consuming and expensive.

But, what if anyone could access the compute power to find a cure for cancer, solve climate change, or revolutionise the global economy?

Hadean was founded in 2015 to democratise supercomputing resources and empower developers, data scientists and decision-makers to solve the world’s most critical issues – issues that cannot be solved using a 40-year old technology stack.

Who We Are

We believe that anything is possible when you think big enough, and it is our ambition to change the nature of computing.

Our engineers have rewritten the rulebook on distributed computing. The Hadean platform eliminates excessive middleware, orchestration and overengineering making it easy for developers to quickly and easily write networked, dynamically-scaling cloud-native applications.

On this foundation, we built a record-breaking simulation application called Aether Engine. It is capable of running distributed simulations that contain thousands upon millions of entities in just a few simple steps, without an additional line of code required, and all from a laptop.

Our Journey

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2015

Founded

Hadean founded with a single purpose, ‘to put a supercomputer into the hands of every person on the planet’.

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2016

Seed Round Granted

£2.1M Angel seed round granted.

Hadean joins Microsoft Accelerator.

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2017

CEO Appointed

Craig Beddis joins as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Hadean’s first application library, Mesh, is developed using the Hadean platform.

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2018

Aether Engine Created

Hadean creates a spatial simulation library Aether Engine.

Hadean awarded a HLS grant.

Partnerships established with Microsoft Azure, CCP Games and The Francis Crick Institute.

£3M seed granted from existing investors.

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2019

First Partnerships Formed

Hadean and CCP Games successfully complete a three-phase Cloud Gaming development workstream called EVE Aether Wars, 10k players in a single-sharded game live at GDC in San breaking the Guinness World Record.

The Francis Crick Institute use Aether Engine to simulate complex models of protein-protein interactions and research novel binding sites for tackling diseases like cancer, resulting in a joint-published, peer reviewed paper.

£7.25M seed extension round led by Draper, completed in March 2019.

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2020

First Commercial Contract

Hadean secures first commercial contract with the biggest game on the planet, Minecraft, after completing a 1024 player proof of concept.

An additional agreement with Microsoft Defence and Intelligence for Synthetic Training is reached.

Hadean’s partnership with the Francis Crick Institute is renewed to assist in modelling the transmission of COVID-19, between humans and within the lungs.

Senior Team

Craig Beddis, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Craig is our Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Hadean. With over 25 successful years grounded in building and transforming technology-focused businesses and accelerating growth, Craig has been at the forefront of establishing Hadean’s vision and strategic direction and team growth since early 2017.

“Our vision and the team is the key. They are bold in their thinking and super smart, but also know how to work together. Authenticity, trust, respect and fun – these values create the environment that means we can tackle big problems, together. Problems that if solved change the world”

Rashid Mansoor, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Rashid is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. A member of the inaugural Entrepreneur First cohort, he previously founded VC-BACKED data intelligence startup, Adbrain. Today, Rash is the driving force behind the technical innovation at Hadean.

“Hadean was founded on a bold vision – that by rethinking the foundations of computing principles we could build a better stack for the cloud and for the future of innovation itself. As such, it is no accident that the sort of talent we’ve attracted are both bold in their thinking and innovative in their approach to problem-solving. It is stimulating to work with the talent on the team, and on a mission as ambitious and rewarding.”

 

Lars Koschin, VP Engineering

Lars ensures we’re able to keep delivering our product to an incredible standard and creating a delightful developer experience to our customers. He began his career as co-founder of MMO publisher Gamigo, before taking over as CTO of MMO game portal Curse Inc. He later led the US Office for Gameforge and founded Frogster America Inc. He has launched 25 MMO games throughout his career and holds degrees from the Management Akademie of RWE and from TraiCen Technology School.

“Hadean creates a friendly work environment with the right balance of focus for the goals and being creative to solve problems of the future. It ignites your inner desire to give the best for the team you work with and for the company as a whole. All this paves the way to create successful products for our customers.”

Alistair Thorpe, VP Customer Success

Alistair has a passion for delivery and customer happiness, and is putting together the right process and systems to ensure they are at the heart of everything Hadean does. Prior to Hadean, Alistair worked in executive and delivery roles across both Product and Engineering in the Gaming sector. He also focused on design and delivery of high performance real time transaction processing systems operating at scale to global brands such as Ladbrokes, PaddyPower/Betfair and Singapore Pools.

“Hadean are at a real turning point with major new customers now endorsing (with their chequebooks) the awesome product that is Aether. I have been given a great opportunity to be part of bringing Aether to market but also to work with the teams to realise the pretty much unlimited potential of the underlying Hadean platform which is going to be far wider reaching that just simulations.”

Aidan Hobson Sayers, VP Product

Aidan’s mission is to create a smooth process to the end application, offer a great developer experience and ensure we build a product everyone wants to use. Previously, Aidan worked as an engineer and developer at OpenBet and studied Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, as well as co-authoring a book on Docker. 

“I joined Hadean to create something that enables developers to build applications that would have previously only been achievable by the top experts in a field. Having started as a developer, it’s been amazing to watch the close relationships we’ve built with customers and partners enable our team to focus on making that vision a reality.”

Mimi Keshani, VP Operations

Mimi oversees and supports countless projects across the company and drives our work in Life Sciences, including a partnership with the Francis Crick Institute. This partnership, which initially focused on protein-protein interactions, was extended to model the transmission of COVID-19, between humans, as well as within the human lungs. Mimi previously held Product positions for various research platforms and studied nanoscience at UCL and the University of Cambridge, working with Nokia on graphene-based flexible electronics for her MPhil thesis.

“I love the variety of projects we work on at Hadean. The multi-applicability of our tech means I get exposed to new interesting avenues daily and get to work with the smartest people I’ve ever worked with to solve really hard problems. Applying what we learn to build the business, getting to watch it scale and all our people grow with it, is really exciting”

Mimi Keshani

Technical Advisors 

& Investors 

John Taysom

John Taysom

NED and Co-founder at Privitar

Robert Sansom

Robert Sansom

Founder, Cambridge Angels

Vikrant Bharhava

Vikrant Bharhava

Founder, Veddis

Prof. David May

Prof. David May

Professor, Bristol University

Prof. Paul Kelly

Prof. Paul Kelly

Professor, Imperial College London

Martin Van Steen

Martin Van Steen

Scientific Director, University of Twente