Elliptic

We identify illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain and provide actionable intelligence to financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.

We believe Blockchains are the future of value transfer: Wedbush and the World Economic Forum have independently estimated that by 2025, 10% of economic activity will be on blockchains. Blockchains promise to bring a new world of value exchange; but they will also bring a new world of illicit activity.

Clients have used Elliptic to assess risk on more than $2BN in bitcoin transactions, and we have supported live investigations with law enforcement in the US, UK and EU.

“[Elliptic] will be a huge benefit to Bitcoin-related businesses attempting to decrease risk factors.” - The Telegraph

“[Elliptic’s software] is a big deal for banks” - Business Insider

Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom
Nov 16, 2018
Permanent
Description At Elliptic, we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, Washington, D.C and New York City. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? The Head of People is a new role, responsible for setting our People strategy, and building, motivating and retaining a high-performing team to ensure that Elliptic continues to deliver against its ambitious growth plans. Some of the key deliverables include working with the COO and wider Leadership Team to ensure we continue to attract and retain the best of the best in our UK and US offices, to continually develop and strengthen our culture, and to design and implement career development pathways that motivate and grow our team. You will also work closely with the Finance and Operations teams on areas such as payroll and headcount management, tax, recruitment and employment law. The role is full time and based in London. We're looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, sometimes unstructured environment where personal accountability is valued. What you'll do: People Strategy Oversee the formulation and delivery of the People Strategy and Plan, aligned to the Company's business strategy and goals. This will include: Organisational design and change management Resourcing, retention and succession planning Performance and Growth, including performance management and career development frameworks Culture and Values Compensation and Benefits Policies and Procedures HR administration, including payroll Develop People-related budgets and plans in line with People and overall business strategy. Deliver results that meet agreed objectives and KPIs. Recruitment + talent Build and lead the internal recruitment function to drive the direct recruitment of new hires in both the UK and US across engineering, data science, sales, professional services and operations. Create an approach to recruitment that builds our employee brand and enables us to recruit top talent. Create and deliver best-in-class onboarding programmes to maximize new hire engagement and productivity. Equip line managers and interviewing teams to find, attract and select the best candidates. Culture + Engagement Drive cross leadership efforts to embed our unique culture and values to drive growth and optimise employee happiness, across all of our offices. Stimulate an engaged culture which celebrates success, acknowledges and learns from failures, and drives performance and continuous improvement. Through people systems and processes emphasise and drive Elliptic values - ultimately leading to strong employee engagement and morale. Drive the use of effective communication methods to drive transparency and collaboration across all locations and teams. Provide expert guidance, direction and leadership as required to resolve people issues professionally and ethically. Performance + Growth Shape and develop our learning and development programme. Train and equip managers to deliver meaningful ongoing feedback and provide excellent line manager support to their teams. Define strong career and personal development pathways for employees across all teams and disciplines. Oversee annual performance review processes, ensuring employees and managers are engaged and equipped to get the most out of the review conversations. Compensation & Benefits Conduct regular reviews of our compensation and benefits offerings against industry benchmarks. Make recommendations to the COO and Leadership team when changes are required to ensure we are able to retain and attract top talent. Participate in periodic benchmarking studies. Lead periodic review processes for team compensation setting. HR Operations Take our HR systems to the next level - identify and implement systems that will help us deliver our people strategy. Use data to drive people-related decisions and support managers with the insights they need to help their teams reach their goals. Work closely with finance and operations teams to ensure payroll, benefits, options and time off processes are delivered seamlessly. Requirements About You: You'll be a great fit here if you: Have done this before! You've most likely been a Head of Talent or Head of People in another fast-growing startup, and know what it takes to build a brilliant People function from scratch. Have a track record of building the systems and processes to underpin the rapid scaling of people in a high growth, high performance organisation. Have a passion for people. You are highly self aware and personable, with an exceptionally high EQ, and can show successful delivery across recruitment, employee growth, culture and engagement. Come with strong foundational theory but through experiences and trial and error you know what works and when we need to employ certain strategies to achieve a result. Know how startups work and you have an interest in technology. Are a proactive doer. embody proactivity, with a can-do roll-your-sleeves-up attitude, and don't wait around to be told what to do! You are a culture leader, bring a sense of humour to your work, and have high energy and drive. Benefits Benefits Competitive salary 25 days holiday, health insurance, pension plan and EMI options Career development plan & personal training budget Fortnightly team lunches, snacks and drinks in the office, and quarterly team events Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment with options for remote working Being part of a business with a purpose, and the opportunity to work with a passionate team of mission-driven people who'll stretch and challenge you Elliptic is not a traditional financial services firm. We pride ourselves on having a laid-back and friendly ethos, while still expecting great things from our team. Fascinating work is the norm - working at Elliptic is never boring! No recruitment agencies!
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom
Nov 03, 2018
Permanent
Description Position Overview: A paid internship of between two and six months to work with the Elliptic team at our London offices. What will you be doing: A bit of everything! We try to give our interns a taste of as much of the company as possible, from sales and marketing, to finance and operations, to data and engineering. To some extent, it depends on whether you have a technical / engineering / data science background, or a non-technical background. There is plenty to do for people of all backgrounds. In the past, our interns have enjoyed working on: Researching, recommending and coordinating Elliptic's attendance at industry events (conferences, round tables etc) around the world. Owning research projects into new industries or geographies for Elliptic expansion. Understanding industry drivers, possible target clients, regulatory environment and making recommendations to leadership for prioritisation. Conducting qualification calls with inbound sales leads (people who submit queries to our website for our solutions). Setting up initial client calls, discussing client needs, helping the sales team prioritise opportunities. Attending sales meetings and providing support with note-taking and follow-ups. Supporting PR and media activity and awards submissions. Events support. Helping set up and coordinate events for our user community and recruitment events. Working with the Operations team to identify better systems and tooling to help us communicate and collaborate as we grow rapidly. Working with our team of data analysts to collect and curate data from the cryptocurrency ecosystem Interrogating and critically analyse previously collected data to ensure quality standards Conducting ad-hoc research activities such as discovering new exchanges located in high-risk jurisdictions Identifying and assess active threat actors Investigating ransomware activity and developments What do we look for? We are looking for someone who cares about our mission to eliminate criminal activity in cryptocurrencies, and you will be passionate about helping Elliptic continue to scale at pace while not compromising on customer and product delivery. You will be an avid learner with attention to detail. Importantly, you will have a strong sense of initiative and don't wait to be asked before jumping in with a solution or idea! Other things valued: You are a highly self-motivated individual that enjoys working both independently and as part of a team. You don't mind working autonomously and consider yourself to be a self-starter. You are a curious mind, and can grasp new concepts quickly. You can communicate information and ideas in a clear, compelling, persuasive way. You are biased towards action, proactively developing ideas and turning them into concrete outcomes. You have a strong sense of fun and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment! Requirements Minimum Requirements: Right to work in the United Kingdom. Completed or studying for a university-level qualification, or at least three years of post-GCSE work experience. Why you should intern with us: See what's it's like to work at one of London's hottest startups - according to Wired magazine's list of top 2018 startups! Be part of building and delivering cutting edge solutions in a genuinely exciting industry sector. Work with a super smart, driven and fun team (we would say that!).
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom
Oct 16, 2018
Permanent
Description Elliptic is the world's leading Blockchain intelligence company. We identify illicit activity in cryptocurrencies, and our clients include financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.We have built the world's largest database of verifiable identities associated with cryptocurrency addresses in order to provide actionable intelligence to our clients. We are looking for an ambitious, passionate Data Analyst to help us to further strengthen this dataset. This involves a combination of manual and automated curation activities to identify entities and activity on the blockchain. Roles and Responsibilities Collect and curate data relating to cryptocurrency usage Analyse and interpret cryptocurrency usage behaviours and trends on the clear and dark web Become a subject matter expert on the criminal use of cryptocurrencies Work with data scientists to identify new data patterns and research opportunities Requirements Excellent data analysis skills, including advanced spreadsheet expertise Experience with managing large, unstructured datasets Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail and time management A degree in a quantitative subject Bonus points for: Interest and experience with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies An interest in the dark web and cybercrime Experience in scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, etc. Experience in web scraping Familiarity with SQL Exposure to Big Data problems and tools Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy Benefits Competitive salary Share options Private health insurance
Elliptic United Kingdom House, Fitzrovia, London, UK
Sep 19, 2018
Permanent
Description About Us At Elliptic we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyze more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, New York, NY, and Arlington, VA. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? Elliptic is looking for an ambitious, passionate software engineer to build application logic that manages cryptocurrency wallets in an automated fashion, interacts with dark web services, and collects cryptocurrency-related data from the dark and clear web. The role will be cross-disciplinary, ranging from using standard web browser automation tools such as Selenium to designing a robust analytics tool for data gathering and monitoring, to interacting with databases and cloud services such as the AWS infrastructure. What you'll do: Overall you will collaborate with engineers and data scientists to develop a robust, semi-autonomous application that manages cryptocurrency wallets and an analytical system that will help us improve our decision-making. Immerse yourself in blockchain - how it works and the various services that use them Build robust software logic that generates cryptocurrency transactions, stores related data, and makes it available for internal consumption in production-ready environments Build analytics interfaces to explore the data recorded and support data-driven decisions Enhance tooling to enable a broad range of analytics and experiments Design and maintain data harvesting tools (e.g. dark-web scrapers) Help make architectural decisions (and implement them!) Research, prototype, and recommend new technologies and frameworks Help other developers - give advice, perform code reviews etc. What is the work like? What are the challenges? Elliptic's products are at the cutting edge of blockchain analytics. That means we are often tackling difficult problems in uncharted waters. There are more ideas than we have time to work on, the upside being there is always work to do covering lots of different areas. There's lots to discuss and fascinating work is the norm - working at Elliptic is never boring! From a data developer point-of-view the biggest challenges are: Ensuring that data collection is automated and robust Making sure that the data that are gathered meet some basic quality requirements Balancing complexity of the system with flexibility and auditability Keeping track of downstream impacts of changes to the data platform Staying on top of the various blockchain developments, forks, etc. that could affect our systems Requirements 3+ years industry experience with Python (building and maintaining Python modules) Experience in building analytics tools Experience in interacting with REST APIs of third parties Experience in building web automation and web scraping tools (Selenium preferred) Familiarity with data pipelines and modeling for analytic scenarios (SQL or NoSQL) A fast learner with enthusiasm for learning new technologies and applying them appropriately (avoiding one-size-fits all solutions) Proficiency with Linux Rigor in engineering best-practices (documentation, code reviews, test automation) A passion for solving difficult problems Excellent attention to detail and understanding requirements beyond the written word Strong communication skills Bonus points for: Genuine interest in data analytics and data science Reactive / async programming Hands-on use of workflow management frameworks (e.g. Airflow, Luigi, Apache NiFi) Familiarity with DevOps tools (e.g. Docker, Ansible, Hashicorp, Jenkins, etc.) Strong Computer Science fundamentals, including good working knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and concurrency. Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy Benefits Share options Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop and multiple monitors Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly full day offsites Annual company 3 day offsite Coffee and beer!
Elliptic Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Aug 30, 2018
Permanent
Description Elliptic is the world's leading Blockchain intelligence company, with offices in London and Washington, D.C. We identify illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain, and our clients include the world's leading financial institutions and law enforcement agencies. What's the role? Elliptic builds powerful software that allows our clients to interpret and analyse large quantities of complex data, in order to draw insights that help to combat criminal activity. You will work with our clients to empower them to make the most of our software, through the development and delivery of training programmes and other materials. You will also provide ongoing support to these clients, from pre-sales and on-boarding to resolving technical issues and explaining new product features. We are looking for an articulate and technically-proficient professional, with superb presentation skills and an ability to build strong relationships with our clients. What you'll do: Own, develop and deliver training courses to enable our customers to master and make the most of our software tools Own, develop and deliver introductory training courses on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and their use in illicit activity Own, develop and deliver ongoing training programs to enable Elliptic to share its knowledge and expertise on an ongoing basis with clients. For example, develop a program of quarterly client webinars, identify experts to participate etc Write training documentation (such as user manuals and training presentations) for our software, in collaboration with the Product team Partner with cross-functional teams, including Product and Community, to deliver learning opportunities for our client community. For example, contributing to events or documents related to findings from our research and thought leadership efforts. Guide customers through significant product milestones such as upgrades, new releases etc Build and maintain strong relationships with customers Requirements Experience of the development and delivery of training programmes Excellent presentation skills Technical aptitude; you must be comfortable explaining complex concepts to a wide variety of audiences Clear, concise communication skills - both verbally and in writing Comfort with regular international travel Bonus points for: Security clearance Client management experience; through consulting, account management, etc. A background in law enforcement or compliance An understanding of cryptocurrencies Benefits Competitive salary Share options Health care coverage
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom
Aug 10, 2018
Permanent
Description Opportunities to join a new and dynamic industry do not come along every day. When they do, they require high energy, curious and enthusiastic people who thrive in a proactive, supportive and high paced environment. We are in a period of rapid growth and are looking for ambitious people to drive this growth. You will be providing telephone account management for a targeted list of new business accounts in the forensics software and investigation services market. You will be accountable for delivering profitable revenue growth, generating new sales opportunities, converting sales opportunity pipeline, and monitoring monthly spend per customer to achieve all revenue and Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) Targets. We are also looking for people who have a passion for doing the right thing for our customers and Elliptic. So you will be responsible for delivering a great customer experience, whilst also working within Elliptic commercial guidelines. Requirements Role and Resopnsibilities Impact on the business Responsible for managing a target account portfolio of up to 50-100 new business accounts. Working with sales prospects and customer base through call out days, and target identified accounts with specific promotions and create new business opportunities through outbound activity. Proactively contact a list of customers to identify & qualify sales opportunities, improve revenue growth, and enhance the overall customer experience. To proactively maintain contact with all customer contacts on a regular basis. Build a qualified sales pipeline consisting of targeting new business accounts. Strategy planning for the designated territory or industry vertical, account profiling, opportunity identification and qualification, commercial proposal, negotiation. Targeting, opening dialogue and negotiating with C Level. Deliver accurate revenue forecast within 10% plus or minus accuracy. Customers Works collaboratively to provide direction on the service relationship for nominated accounts. Understands the customer business requirements relating to cryptocurrency investigations. Evaluates customer preferences, pricing, product terms and conditions to ensure that client requirements are met within the constraints of Elliptic's commercial framework. Teamwork Actively provides information and suggestions to the team. Addresses problems immediately. Works across functions to solve problems. Works with pace and energy. Builds team spirit and cultivates unity and commitment among the team. Works in partnership with implementation and technical support teams, and pre and post sales areas to ensure seamless introduction of new product services and solutions to accounts. Communication Excellent written and spoken communication skills and in-person presentation skills, including ability to communicate complex concepts simply to customers. Converse professionally and with empathy with an emphasis on owning the resolution of customer issues whilst building excellent rapport to ensure the customer experience is maximised. Timely updates of all relevant systems for managing opportunities and contracted services. An understanding of complex B2B sales methodologies would be an advantage. Education and Preferred Skills Degree-level qualification, preferably in a business or technical field. Strong solution sales skills focused on new business acquisition: opportunity identification and qualification, commercial proposals, negotiation skills. Proven Sales Track Record. Consistent target (over) achievement, preferably in the SaaS or software environment. Passionate about new technologies. Desirable though not required: Direct experience in the financial investigations and forensics market. Interest in cryptocurrencies. Minimum of 2 years of solution sales experience in the SaaS industry Bonus points for a demonstrable interest in national security issues, cyber security and/or financial crime. Must be able to work independently. Elliptic Values Our core values are: putting the customer first finding the right answer working together as a team (taking ownership to help get everything done) speaking up and being honest Benefits Share options Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly full day offsites Annual company 3 day offsite Coffee and beer!
Elliptic United Kingdom House, Fitzrovia, London, UK
Aug 01, 2018
Permanent
Description Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software, forensics software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyze more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. Our unique platform uses a combination of graph analytics and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of data relating to cryptocurrency transactions, giving us an unparalleled understanding of capital flows within the cryptocurrency network. The company is headquartered in London, UK, and has offices in Arlington, VA. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. We are looking for a financial controller to undertake all aspects of financial management at our growing start-up. Our current Ops and Finance Lead will be on maternity leave so there will be some additional cover required during the first nine months of the role to support general operations activities. The role includes corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation. Our parent company is based in the UK, with a US subsidiary so some experience in US accountancy and intercompany transactions is important. The majority of our revenue is subscription-based software-as-a-service. Our business is fast growing and changing rapidly so you will be critical to supporting this growth, including supporting any upcoming funding rounds. Responsibilities Preparing budgets and forecasts, and reporting against them Supporting fundraising rounds, both through financial modelling and the due diligence process Preparing financial input for regular Board meetings and shareholder reports Developing financial SaaS metrics agreed with the Board and leadership team Managing monthly and annual accounting and reporting processes, which are provided by external US and UK accountants Liaise with external accountants to review tax returns and tax planning strategy, including US and UK subsidiaries Managing Treasury function including planning intercompany / currency transactions Managing client invoicing, credit control and revenue capture process for UK and US subsidiaries Approving expense reimbursements & Opex up to authorised level Liaise with external provider to ensure statutory records, Companies House filings and capital table are updated Updating company valuation model & managing EMI grant options processes Oversee US and UK payroll including commission payments expenses and PAYE filings Managing employee benefits including Pension scheme and health insurance management (interim) Managing business insurance policies (interim) Requirements Professional and Personal Qualifications ACCA or CIMA qualified with working experience as a Financial Controller 5 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience, including international intercompany transactions Has been involved in a VC funding rounding from financial modelling to the due diligence process Happy to flexible, from hands on work on our accounts, to board level delivery Open, honest and passionate about taking our company to the next level Benefits Share options Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly full day offsites Annual company 3 day offsite Coffee and beer!
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom
Jun 30, 2018
Permanent
Description Elliptic is looking for an ambitious, passionate, hands-on technology leader to help expand our cutting-edge blockchain analysis platform. As a Senior Software Engineer for our Data Platform, we expect you to have both strong coding abilities and a passion for developing a high-performing team comprised of engineers, data scientists, and data analysts. You will drive forward the design and development of our core systems while building a positive team culture where you are supporting colleagues and empowering them to grow as technical leaders and people. We leverage open source technologies but have also written our own high-performance in-memory data pipelines and analytics engine. This is an area you will be actively involved in developing. Overall you will collaborate with engineers and data scientists to develop high performance, flexible data pipelines, visualisations, and analytical systems : ● Immerse yourself in blockchain - how it works and the various services that use them ● Guide the technical implementation of our data harvesting, curation, and analytics systems ● Help make architectural decisions (and implement them!) ● Research, prototype, and recommend new technologies and frameworks ● Provide technical leadership and mentoring to a team of engineers and data scientists From an engineering point-of-view the biggest challenges are: ● Balancing high-performance data processing with flexible querying and auditability ● Ensuring a single source of truth and a robust ontology for recording facts about participants on the blockchain ● Keeping track of downstream impacts of changes to the data platform ● Staying on top of blockchain developments, forks, etc. that could affect our systems Requirements ● 7+ years industry experience with core Java and other relevant languages ● Strong CS fundamentals, including good working knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and concurrency. ● A passion for developing and mentoring team members ● Highly developed technical and people troubleshooting skills ● Expertise with data pipelines and modeling for analytic scenarios (SQL, NoSQL, Graph databases) ● Rigor in engineering best-practices and devops ● Proficiency with Linux ● A fast learner with enthusiasm for learning new technologies and applying them appropriately (avoiding one-size-fits all solutions) ● Been actively involved in working with Product Managers to set priorities ● Excellent communication skills Bonus points for: ● Exposure to real-time analytics and big data technologies (e.g. Spark, GraphX, Hadoop, Akka, ELK, etc.) ● Experience with graph databases (e.g. Neo4j) ● Familiarity with DevOps tools (e.g. Docker, Ansible, Hashicorp, Jenkins, etc.) ● Experience deploying to cloud infrastructure ● Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy ● Interest in cryptocurrencies