harnessing satellites and AI to keep global warming below 1.5 °C

The CarbonFarm Team

Who We Are

Vassily Carantino

Cofounder & CEO

Vassily combines expertise in climate change with a cultivated intuition for data-driven problem solving.

As a former McKinsey consultant, he specialised in sustainability & carbon markets. Prior to this, Vassily was a PM at Amazon, and data scientist & first hire at a FinTech. Engineer by training, Vassily is a graduate of Columbia Business School.

On the side, Vassily is a volunteer sailing instructor and plays two instruments. While in New York, he led a team of 12 to help save international students from homelessness during COVID-19, raising $22k from 300 donors in just one week.

James Hastwell

Cofounder & CTO

James is a data product leader whose expertise lies in leveraging big data and scientific research to build innovative products.

Prior to entrepreneurship, James was the Head of Data Science at a French AdTech. Recognised for his technical excellence and sharp business mindset, he led an award-winning team of 15 engineers. Dux of his engineering faculty at the University of Western Australia, he also holds a bachelor's of Commerce from UWA and a Masters from Ecole Polytechnique.

On the side, James is an avid climber and surfer. His love for the great outdoors has seen him living a low-carbon lifestyle for many years.