Elena focuses on deal sourcing with a focus on machine learning, biotechnology, robotics, and blockchain/DeFi.
Prior to joining IQ Capital, Elena worked on the development of a deep-learning nuclei segmentation system for the Sainsbury Laboratory and transformer-based models to detect suicide-risk on social media for her thesis project. She has also honed her understanding of strategic management through numerous international case competitions and during her time at Cambridge Consultants, where she has advised on innovation management, developed proofs of concept in distributed ledger technology, and performed technological landscaping for IoT/edge computing and industrial automation. Elena also worked with Verve Ventures to investigate the European fintech ecosystem.
Elena holds a BA and a MEng in Information Engineering and Bioengineering from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in International Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management.