Our ambition is to change the nature of computing.
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.
Hadean founded with a single purpose, ‘to put a supercomputer into the hands of every person on the planet’.
Seed Round Granted
£2.1M Angel seed round granted.
Hadean joins Microsoft Accelerator.
Craig Beddis joins as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Hadean’s first application library, Mesh, is developed using the Hadean platform.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Aidan Hobson Sayers, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
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.”
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.”
Shany Elkarat, VP Product
Shany has 20+ years of experience leading Product and Marketing functions in Technology and Telecoms industries. Career spanning business innovation and portfolio / product strategies, across startups and large enterprises. He holds an MBA from Heriot Watt Edinburgh Business School and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tel Aviv.
“Hadean, for me, is a model that everyone should aim for. So much potential with a lot to show for it already, a cool start-up with unique technology at the cutting edge. None of it could have been achieved without the mission-focused mindset and talent we have within our people across the organisation. You can’t really beat that…”
Chris Arthurs, VP Innovation
Chris focuses on identifying emerging opportunities for Hadean’s cutting-edge technology, and enabling people to tackle the world’s most complex and compute-intensive challenges. He has a background in computational science, holding a PhD and extensive experience in creating software for simulating biophysical systems at scale, including the electrical impulses that keep the heart beating, and the blood that flows in our arteries.
“The team at Hadean are fantastic, and the technology is world-leading. The story of the twenty-first century will be the shift to computing everything, everywhere, all of the time, and it’s a privilege to play a part in shaping that. Together, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what this will enable; there’s so much more to do, and it’s an extremely exciting thing to be involved with.”
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”
NED and Co-founder at Privitar
Founder, Cambridge Angels
Prof. David May
Professor, Bristol University
Prof. Paul Kelly
Professor, Imperial College London
Martin Van Steen
Scientific Director, University of Twente