Who We Are
We are a team with an unfairly large number of PhDs between us. Our expertise is in building complex computer-vision software which unlocks data.
Zanran is a UK based technology company that develops state of the art, AI-powered document automation software. The company’s technology quickly and accurately identifies and extracts content from reports and documents.
Zanran’s mission is to automatically extract data from unstructured documents, unlocking the content and make it available for data analytics, cognitive algorithms and data platforms.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jon has a PhD in Chemistry as well as an MBA from London Business School. Jon has over 25 years of extensive experience in running and managing technology start-ups – which he thoroughly enjoys.
Prior to founding Zanran, Jon worked alongside co-founder, Yves Dassas in the fast-moving telecoms arena, where he and Yves built one profitable business after another.
Since then, Jon has both acted as a business angel, where he has invested in a handful of early stage tech firms, and started his own new technology ventures - with Zanran being the most recent.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Yves holds a PhD in Electrochemistry from Columbia University in New York, as well as a degree in Chemical Engineering from Brussels.
Yves met the other co-founder of Zanran when he moved from Belgium to the UK in 1994. Yves and Jon have built several successful businesses together.
Yves has developed a fascination with understanding computer-vision and machine learning and continues to study a number of emerging technologies and ideas: the mathematics of number theory and group theory, as well as the more practical advances in machine learning and image processing.
Chief Revenue Officer
Pankaj is a businessman through and through, and he joined Zanran to build sales and marketing. He is a self-starter and comfortable with everything from negotiating a deal to briefing a video production company.
Pankaj has spent most of his working life in commercial roles in the IT services industry, building business for several large multinational corporations.
He has lived, studied, and worked in India, the US, France, and now the UK. His university education was at the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) in Pilani, then later at Baruch College, CUNY, New York, where he ranked 5th on the MBA course and graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He then topped it up with a year at Sorbonne, the University of Paris in France.