Background & Team

We’re a team of creators with curious minds trying to help others better understand their relationships and become better communicators. Our team, based in New York City, has spent several years building tools to aggregate, analyze, and understand texting communication.

Our AI platform and models have been trained on one of the largest language datasets of its kind. We also maintain a panel of advisors in sociology, psychology and mental health, each well-recognized in their respective disciplines.

Core Team

Es Lee

Founder/CEO

Es Lee received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Harvard University. He has 10+ years of experience in quantitative modeling and believes certain things about a relationship can be revealed by simply looking at the data.

Alexandra Patz

Back End Developer

Alexandra is a software developer with 12+ years of programming experience, in the fields of finance, astrophysics and messaging. She has extensive experience in Java, Python, SQL, and Django and working on AWS.

Javier Gonzalez

Front end developer

Javier is an Android developer with more than 9 years of experience in Java development – including BlackBerry Java JDE, Eclipse for Android and Android Studio. Javier built many of the innovative features found in Mei’s interface.

Eva Lawrence

business development

Eva has 8+ years of experience in Finance at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Head of Securities Lending Flow Trading for EMEA. She is also a qualified lawyer in England and Wales. 

Lise Hanssen

Head of Marketing/PR

Lise received her Master’s in Communication Arts from NYIT in 2016. With 7+ years of experience, she successfully led the branding initiatives for Crushh and generated over 100+ media coverage in 2017 across the world.

Prankul Garg

Front end developer

Prankul is an Android developer with experience building products with 10 million daily active users. He completed an Integrated Post Graduate (B-Tech + M-Tech) Course in information technology at IIIT Gwalior (2009-14).

Mücahit Senol

Back end developer

Mücahit received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Istanbul Bilgi University, and has great experience in Java, Python, PHP and Django. He started coding in High School and has developed web and desktop applications ever since.

Javair Ratliff

Full Stack Developer

Javair is a full-stack developer with 4 years of experience working with C#, Java, Python and Linux. He started coding from the age of 6 and has won multiple hackathons with top prize. Using any aspects of Mei, you’re likely to find his handiwork.