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We deliver world-class AI talent quickly and cost effectively. Whether hiring freelancers, part-time, full time, or fully managed end to end project management services, Eventum enables your team to build market leading tech faster with limited resources

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Why companies hire with Eventum

Unlocking the path to extraordinary talent

Hiring AI talent the traditional way is stressful, expensive and time consuming. Especially when this profession is highly sought after, finding skilled talent that fits your company culture is twice as challenging.

With Eventum you recruit top 1% talent from a manually curated and manually vetted network of global ML engineers, researchers and data scientists within days.

3.4 days
Average time to place top AI talent
Hire 1 - 10+ team members at a fraction of the price
56 hours
Average time saved by our clients on the hiring process per developer

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Hiring AI talent doesn't have to be complicated

Hire the top 1% AI talent

We will help you find best hire match from our vetted network of AI experts: Junior Devs, Senior Devs, PhDs, Kaggle Grandmasters, with AI degrees from top schools and experience at fast growing startups and large tech companies.  Hire from 1 engineer up to a whole team.  We can help you train and manage them.

Step 1

Speak with one of our AI experts

Our experts with over 14 years applied AI experience will help work out your talent and project needs
Step 2

Get tailored talent recommendations

You choose from a short list of hand-picked professionals who we think are the best fit for you
Step 3


Selected talent starts within 48 hours with a 2 week no-risk guarantee
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We provide on-demand global AI talent

Leverage outstanding AI talent

Our mission is to connect world-class companies with world-class AI talent. We recruit our elite talent from a manually vetted network of global top ML engineers, researchers and data scientists.

Only the top 1% of interview candidates make it through the in person vetting process conducted by our internal AI experts.



Recruiting AI talent


Your recruitment needs are at the core of our business. With our flexible approach and a large candidate pool, we are able to match you with talent across multiple roles and engagements.

Flexible engagements to suit your needs:
- Freelance
- Part-time
- Full time
- Project based
- Hourly based

Our elite talent pool offers a vast range of expertise in AI domains:
- Junior engineers
- Senior engineers
- CTOs
- Tech leads
- Product managers
- Project managers
- MLOps
- DevOps- Scientists
- Researchers
- MLOps
- DevOps



If your company has very specific needs for specialists outside of our talent pool, we are able to source talent for you on demand.

Our talent recruiting and matching is based on deep technical interviews, on par with big tech companies, rigorously vetting talent for expertise in ML theory and software engineering.

Project management


We know that managing large projects at a fast paced and growing company is challenging. Our senior team members are able to lend a hand and provide you with expertise, as well as oversee and manage your teams and projects hands-on.

We are able to step in and provide hands-on assistance with your projects as:
- Project managers
- Fractional CTOs
- Fractional head of AI
- ML team leads
- Product/Project managers

AI consulting


We will help you to identify areas within your product to implement ML in the most effective and impactful way.

As consultants we work closely with your organization to understand your unique goals and develop tailored strategies that align with your business objectives and see projects take shape from start to finish.

Our advisory expertise spans across multiple domains:
- AI consulting
- Technical consulting
- ML consulting
- LLM/NLP consulting
- MLOps and DevOps consulting
- AI team management consulting

Customized teams


Looking to build out a full AI team but have a tight budget?

We will hand pick best talent, create teams of 2-10+, and help you manage them throughout the onboarding process and through project delivery if required.



Our talent pool of engineers, researchers and scientists specializes in the following areas of AI:

- Generative AI
- LLMs / NLP
- Computer vision / Stable Diffusion
- MLOps
- AutoML
- Data science
- Reinforcement learning
- Time series / forecasting
- Dynamic pricing
- Recommendation systems
- Unstructured Text -> Structured Data
- Marketing campaign analysis
- Client analytics
- Public data mining
- Product analysis
- A/B test design and implementation



Our candidates have worked on projects across multiple sectors including but not limited to:

Generative AI
Image, video, text, and audio generation. Training custom generative AI models and fine tuning open source models.

Implementing Responsible AI Practices in Government Operations

Enhancing Clinical Workflow and Forecasting ICU Transfers

Streamlining Claims Management and Detecting Fraudulent Activities

Enabling Predictive Maintenance and Optimizing Transportation Processes

Personalizing Content and Improving Lead Scoring Techniques

Optimizing Assortment and Pricing Strategies for Retailers

Enhancing Customer Support with Predictive Insights

Financial Services
Addressing Credit Scoring, Customer Churn, and Anti-Money Laundering Challenges

The Eventum Guarantee


We stand behind our talent and we offer a 2 week no-risk guarantee when hiring talent with us.

If you are not completely satisfied with the selected candidate within the first 2 weeks, we will swiftly provide a suitable replacement without any cost.

You only pay when you are satisfied with your new hires.

Hire Talent based on Area of Expertise

Why hire with us

Pretty much a no-brainer for tech companies
Time to hire
Interviewing process - time cost
Extra 40% overhead costs for vacation, benefits, taxes
Equity compensation
Scalable and on demand teams
Systematized vetting process
2 week risk-free guarantee
Flexible arrangements
Training and employee development
Expertise level

Cultural fit
Upfront recruitment costs


2 - 7 days
Up to you
Hire team from 1 - 10+ in record time
Hire freelancers, full time, part time, project or hourly based
Specialized professionals to solve specific problems/specialized to your needs
Choose candidates fit from a vast pool in days

Full time hire

7 - 9 weeks
40+ hours per candidate
Not possible, very time consuming
Broad skillset, not used efficiently
Can be hard to gauge and be easily missed


"Eventum built and managed our ML team, models, and software from the ground up at below market rates delivering incredible results. They are an essential partner for us that I couldn’t recommend more highly."

- Jim Benedetto, CAO PLAI Labs

“Eventum helped us go from stuck to cutting edge in a matter of months, rewriting our entire ML training stack and continually supporting our R&D efforts.”

- Kevin Jacobs, VP Data Science, Deepcell

"Eventum came in with tremendous speed and expertise to build an MLOps platform from scratch surpassing industry standards, allowing our ML Scientists to work twice as effective. Eventum builds quickly and knows ML thoroughly — they have my highest respect."

- Shawn Zhang, CTO, Founder, Sanas

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Cost-Effective Global Network For Hiring Success

We offer you the opportunity to hire exceptional AI professionals from our vast global network, all at a significantly lower cost. With our assistance, you can find the perfect match from our carefully vetted network of AI experts, ranging from AI MSc and PhDs, national math and physics olympiad champions, and Kaggle Grandmasters, whether you require the expertise of a single engineer or an entire team.

Our dedicated talent pool comprises over 7,500+ AI engineers, researchers, advisors, and managers, hailing from top AI schools internationally and having previously contributed their expertise to tech companies like Google, Amazon, Tesla, and Microsoft.

Polina        ML Engineer
Experience: 5 years
Machine Learning Research Engineer with a master degree in math and computer science, and 5 years working at both a large tech company, Huwei, and a fast growing startup, Plailabs was started by the founders of MySpace, and she is  building a consumer app based on Stable Diffusion that is going viral.
Expert in:
Computer vision, Stable Diffusion, Generative AI
Also worked with:
Video, Google Cloud
Alex        MLOps Engineer
Experience: 8 years
Computer Vision and MLOps Engineer with more than 7 years of experience in software development. Wide experience in designing and implementing ML models, complex Data Pipelines and Data ingestion scenarios. Strong background in algorithms and data structures, mathematics, statistics and data analysis with special emphasis on image/video processing. Great at keeping cloud costs low and ML teams productive.
Expert in:
MLOps, Computer vision, Team Lead
Also worked with:
AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes
Dmitry      ML Engineer
Experience: 3 years
Gold Medal at International Physics Olympiad. Graduated from one of Russia’s top universities, MIPT. Worked on rebuilding DeepCell's (Raised >$70M) computer vision pipeline for identifying cell types in a cell sorting microfluidics machine. Worked on a small AI super team building an AI quant system from the ground up.
Expert in:
Computer vision, Quantitative Finance, Self-Supervised Learning
Also worked with:
pytorch_lightning, convex optimization, hydra, tree ensembles
Sergey       MLOps Engineer
Experience: 8 years
Sergey is a hands-on Machine Learning Engineering Manager with a lot of experience in production software engineering. Loves to work with challenging cross-functional projects. He has 7+ years of professional experience in different areas of machine learning usage: recommendations, logistics, audio/video processing, and applied chatbots
Expert in:
MLOps, Kubernetes, ETL, Team Lead, Chatbots, RecSys, Audio
Also worked with:
Data Engineering, Cloud
David       NLP Researcher
Education: PhD
David’s research efforts in neuroscience and deep learning have spanned over a decade, and include 11 publications and multiple blog posts ( In all, his research has been cited more than 500 times in scientific literature. David has been working with production LLMs for over 3 years.
Expert in:
NLP, Computer Vision, LLM Fine-tuning, LoRa, RLHF
Also worked with:
Neuroscience, ChatGPT, Claude
Emil      ML Engineer
Experience: 4 years
Emil is a very strong ML engineer and researcher who specializes in computer vision. He is able to train neural networks from scratch, reproduce papers, come up with novel research ideas, and do all of the end-to-end engineering for a production system. An absolute workhorse who is on his way to do big things.
Expert in:
Computer vision, Stable Diffusion, MLOps
Also worked with:
AWS, google cloud, Generative AI
Stanislav   ML Engineer
Experience: 4 years
Passionate machine learning engineer with deep experience in audio- and image-based machine learning algorithms. His main expertise is developing ML algorithms from scratch, including problem research, data collection, development, and production deployments. He has experience in startup building and managing a group of people.
Expert in:
Speech, Audio, Voice cloning, Voice enhancement, TTS
Also worked with:
AWS, Docker
Danil       ML Engineer
Experience: 6 years
A rare breed of AI + Blockchain expert. Has experience ranging from building his own startup to utilizing homomorphic encryption to make encryption work with neural networks. Won the international math olympiad gold prize!
Expert in:
Computer vision, Blockchain, Stable Diffusion
Also worked with:
NLP, Generative AI
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Case Studies

0 to viral app in 4 months

Generative AI next gen social media. Plai Labs was founded by previous founders of MySpace and Jam City, Chris DeWolfe and Aber Whitcomb, receiving $33M in Seed Funding from a16z.

- We acted as interim ML team lead
- Built a team of 6 ML Engineers and 1 Product Manager from the ground up
- Launched app into the App Store in 4 months, currently going viral

Read the Case Study on Plai Labs

50% model error reduction and 90% manual oversight reduction in 8 months

DeepCell ($70M Series B) is a company building micro-fluidic microscope based cell sorting tech.

- Rewrote deep learning computer vision pipeline
- Applied self-supervised representation learning, adversarial learning, recalibration, and neural network architecture design
- Dropped manual labelling requirements from millions to thousands
- Provided R&D roadmapping & mentorship of ML team

Read the Case Study on DeepCell

Reduced model training expenses by 70% in one month

Accent removal for call centres, enabling companies to match call centre operator voice to the geography of the customer. $50M raised

- Developed custom CI/CD, dramatically improving developer efficiency and decreasing chances of model regressions
- Created a cloud-agnostic solution to model training
- Decreased cloud spend by ~$30K a month
- Enabled a further 70% cost reduction in model training

Read the Case Study on Sanas

Our Team

We are AI engineers, product managers, team builders, and advisors
Erik Gafni
Founder, CEO

14 years of experience in applied AI. Co-founded and exited a deep learning cancer screening startup, an early employee of two AI unicorns, and a Harvard researcher. Holds two patents and 10 publications, including one in Nature.

Dmitriy Zborovskiy

8 years of experience in scaling data teams. Ex-Chief Data Officer at a foodtech unicorn, Ex-McKinsey.  Hired and managed an AI team of 200 at SberMarket which does >$1B in revenue.


What is the no-risk trial period for Eventum engineers?


There is a 2 week trial period.  If you are unhappy, you will not pay and we will find you another match.

How does Eventum vet their talent pool/candidates?


We do big-tech style interviews for knowledge in ML theory, ML practice, Software Engineering, past ML projects, and communication style.  Interviews are very rigorous, and our acceptance rate is very low.

Do all Eventum engineers speak proficient English?


Yes, this is required of all talent

How long does it take to hire an Eventum engineer?


2-7 days

What is included in the project management service?


This varies by project, but often times clients want us to help provide technical advice on how to architect their AI system, have a part-time AI team lead to manage their team, or just provide end-to-end product development and delivery.

Can Eventum provide us with a team?


Yes!  There is no limit to the size of team we can build for you.  We are currently working with one client that wants a 20 team hire.

Can Eventum project manage teams?


Yes!  Our experienced leaders who have build AI products and lead AI teams before at big tech companies and startups that have unicorned will gladly project manage for you part time.  This is highly recommended if your leadership does not have any experience building AI systems, particularly if you are training your own models or doing R&D.

Are there any upfront recruiting costs?


No, there are no upfront recruiting costs

How do we pay for engineers?


We will invoice you after the first 2 weeks, and then monthly thereafter

How is Eventum different from other hiring platforms?


Eventum provides a risk free way to get extremely good AI talent at reasonable prices.  You take on very little risk with our money back guarantee, and you can hire only the talent that has proven themselves after a few months. We also do very rigorous interviews similar to what's done at a company like OpenAI or Google.

What kinds of engagement does Eventum provide?


We engage on a consulting bases for hourly rates.  Some of our long-term startup partners also provide a small amount of equity compensation so that our long term objectives are even more aligned.  Equity compensation is of course never required.

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