Information for Foundational Research Institute

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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2015 12 Brian Tomasik, Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, Caspar Oesterheld, Lukas Gloor, Lukas Gloor, Simon Knutsson, Simon Knutsson, Simon Knutsson Adriano Mannino Bengt Brülde, David Pearce
2016 24 Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, Lukas Gloor, Simon Knutsson Adriano Mannino, Andrei Pöhlmann, David Althaus, David Althaus, Ewelina Tur, Janko Prester, Matīss Apinis, Ruairí Donnelly Holly Elmore, Kaj Sotala Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik, Lucius Caviola, Lukas Gloor Bengt Brülde, David Pearce, Lucius Caviola, Ole Martin Moen, Olle Häggström, Ulla Wessels
2017 27 Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, David Althaus, Johannes Treutlein, Johannes Treutlein, Lukas Gloor, Simon Knutsson Adriano Mannino, Andrei Pöhlmann, David Althaus, Ewelina Tur, Janko Prester, Matīss Apinis, Max Daniel, Ruairí Donnelly Holly Elmore, Kaj Sotala Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik, Lucius Caviola, Lukas Gloor Bengt Brülde, Brian Tomasik, David Pearce, Ole Martin Moen, Olle Häggström, Ulla Wessels
2018 25 Anni Leskelä, Caspar Oesterheld, David Althaus, Johannes Treutlein, Kaj Sotala, Lukas Gloor Andrei Pöhlmann, David Althaus, Ewelina Tur, Janko Prester, Lukas Gloor, Matīss Apinis, Max Daniel Holly Elmore, Johannes Treutlein, Kaj Sotala Brian Tomasik, Lucius Caviola, Lukas Gloor Bengt Brülde, Brian Tomasik, David Pearce, Ole Martin Moen, Olle Häggström, Ulla Wessels

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2016-01-01 5 Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, Lukas Gloor, Simon Knutsson
2017-01-01 10 Adriano Mannino, Andrei Pöhlmann, Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, David Althaus, Ewelina Tur, Janko Prester, Lukas Gloor, Matīss Apinis, Simon Knutsson
2018-01-01 9 Andrei Pöhlmann, Caspar Oesterheld, David Althaus, Ewelina Tur, Janko Prester, Johannes Treutlein, Lukas Gloor, Matīss Apinis, Max Daniel

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
2015-02-01 1 1 0 Simon Knutsson
2015-03-01 1 1 -1 Simon Knutsson Simon Knutsson
2015-04-01 0 0 -1 Simon Knutsson
2015-06-01 2 2 0 Bengt Brülde, Simon Knutsson
2015-11-01 5 5 -2 Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, David Pearce, Lukas Gloor Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik
2015-12-01 5 3 -3 Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, Lukas Gloor Brian Tomasik, Caspar Oesterheld, Lukas Gloor
2016-01-01 6 3 -2 Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik, Lucius Caviola Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik
2016-03-01 12 6 0 Adriano Mannino, Brian Tomasik, David Althaus, Lucius Caviola, Lukas Gloor, Ruairí Donnelly
2016-05-01 11 0 -1 Ruairí Donnelly
2016-06-01 17 6 0 Andrei Pöhlmann, Ewelina Tur, Janko Prester, Kaj Sotala, Matīss Apinis, Olle Häggström
2016-10-01 19 4 -2 David Althaus, Holly Elmore, Ole Martin Moen, Ulla Wessels David Althaus, Lucius Caviola
2017-06-01 19 3 -3 Johannes Treutlein, Max Daniel, Ruairí Donnelly Adriano Mannino, Adriano Mannino, Simon Knutsson
2017-11-01 18 3 -4 Brian Tomasik, David Althaus, Johannes Treutlein Brian Tomasik, David Althaus, Johannes Treutlein, Ruairí Donnelly
2018-02-01 15 0 -3 Brian Tomasik, Lucius Caviola, Lukas Gloor
2018-04-01 15 1 -1 David Althaus David Althaus
2018-06-01 14 4 -5 Anni Leskelä, Johannes Treutlein, Kaj Sotala, Lukas Gloor Holly Elmore, Johannes Treutlein, Kaj Sotala, Lukas Gloor, Max Daniel

List of people

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Max Daniel Executive Director 2017-06-01 2018-06-01 full-time [1], [2]
Brian Tomasik Advisor 2017-11-01 advisor [3], [4], [5], [6]
Lukas Gloor Researcher 2015-12-01 2018-06-01 [7], [2], [8], [9] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Caspar Oesterheld Researcher 2015-12-01 [7], [10], [11] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Kaj Sotala Research Associate 2016-06-01 2018-06-01 associate [12], [2], [13]
Tobias Baumann Network member [11]
Brian Tomasik Research consultant 2015-11-01 [14], [15]
Adrian Hutter Advisor advisor [14]
Adriano Mannino Advisor 2015-11-01 advisor [14], [15]
Simon Knutsson Research Fellow 2015-02-01 2015-03-01 part-time [16], [17]
Simon Knutsson Research Volunteer 2015-03-01 2015-04-01 volunteer [17], [18]
Simon Knutsson Research Fellow 2015-06-01 2017-06-01 full-time [19], [1] On parental leave beginning around October 2016 [20].
Bengt Brülde Advisor 2015-06-01 advisor [19]
Brian Tomasik Researcher 2015-11-01 2015-12-01 volunteer [15], [7]
Lukas Gloor Researcher 2015-11-01 2015-12-01 volunteer [15], [7]
Caspar Oesterheld Researcher 2015-11-01 2015-12-01 volunteer [15], [7]
Adriano Mannino Board member and co-founder 2015-11-01 2016-01-01 board member [15], [21]
David Pearce Advisor 2015-11-01 advisor [15]
Brian Tomasik Researcher 2015-12-01 2016-01-01 [7], [21] Previously listed as a volunteer, but the paid staff/volunteer sections were removed from the website so the status of employment is unclear.
Adriano Mannino Executive director 2016-01-01 2017-06-01 [21], [1]
Brian Tomasik Researcher lead 2016-01-01 2017-11-01 [21], [3]
Lucius Caviola Board chair 2016-01-01 2018-02-01 board member [21], [22] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
David Althaus Director of Strategy 2016-03-01 2016-10-01 [23], [20]
Ruairí Donnelly Director of Growth 2016-03-01 2016-05-01 [23], [24]
Lucius Caviola Advisor 2016-03-01 2016-10-01 advisor [23], [20]
Adriano Mannino Board member 2016-03-01 2017-06-01 board member [23], [1]
Lukas Gloor Board member 2016-03-01 2018-02-01 board member [23], [22] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
Brian Tomasik Board member 2016-03-01 2018-02-01 board member [23], [22] Board members section removed around February 2018, so membership unclear after this point.
Olle Häggström Advisor 2016-06-01 advisor [12]
Janko Prester Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [12]
Andrei Pöhlmann Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [12]
Ewelina Tur Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [12]
Matīss Apinis Volunteer 2016-06-01 volunteer [12]
Holly Elmore Associate Researcher 2016-10-01 2018-06-01 associate [20], [2]
David Althaus Assistant Director 2016-10-01 2017-11-01 [20], [3]
Ulla Wessels Advisor 2016-10-01 advisor [20]
Ole Martin Moen Advisor 2016-10-01 advisor [20]
Ruairí Donnelly Director of Growth 2017-06-01 2017-11-01 full-time [1], [3]
Johannes Treutlein Research and Growth 2017-06-01 2017-11-01 full-time [1], [3]
David Althaus Researcher 2017-11-01 2018-04-01 full-time [3], [25]
Johannes Treutlein Researcher 2017-11-01 2018-06-01 full-time [3], [2]
Kaj Sotala Researcher 2018-06-01 full-time [2]
Anni Leskelä Researcher 2018-06-01 full-time [2]
Johannes Treutlein Associate Researcher 2018-06-01 associate [2]
David Althaus Assistant Director 2018-04-01 full-time [25]
Lukas Gloor Executive Director 2018-06-01 full-time [2]

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