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Silicon Valley Track

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Regional AI Track

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Who We Are

​Your Solution to Make Sensory Science Simple

Since 2000s, Ajinomatrix has been stuyding how to make users’ lives easier by offering a wide range of services through an extensive open source platform. We believe that there’s a fast solution to everything — and with industry experts committed to simplifying the user experience, Ajinomatrix guarantees life changing results that last.


What started off as an App to tackle one specific industry, has turned into an automated and intricate development that is managing to make a breakthrough in the industry.


Start your journey with us and simplify your life today!

Our Team

Our Team

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François Wayenberg

Founder & CEO

Several years in a top level world second largest Japanese trading company in food R&D, initiating the present project at research level, 20 years ago. Work with top of the line projects, winning world-level awards including from UNESCO, experience working with NASA and advanced experimental projects in Israel related to defense and it’s future organization. Author of 24 books since 2017, poet and cinematograph. Inventor and serial entrepreneur with successful track record as an economist, Founder institute graduate, and industrial collaborator at the polytechnics faculty at the AI lab of the university of Brussels.

Joel Bellenson: Entrepreneur, biochemist, bio-informaticist, factory and farm automation engineer, inventor, author and founder of pioneering companies in large scale data mining, bioinformatics, electronics, new media, healthcare products, agriculture and sustainable energy sectors

Joel Bellenson

CPO & VP of Research

30 years of executive experience in bioinformatics and laboratory & factory automation serving the pharmaceutical and agricultural product discovery sectors. Raised over $100 million from leadingVC’s and strategic partners.

CEO & Co-founder, DoubleTwist, first to annotate the Human Genome.

Merck Pharmaceuticals acquired Pangea Systems/DoubleTwist.

CEO & Chief Scientist, DigiScents, Discovered the genes for our sense of smell. Developed the first digital Scent Synthesizer.

CEO, AI Drug Discovery company. Took public. Using publicly available data, discovered drugs against tropical parasites.

Inventor, Founder and Manager of the DNA Core Facility, Stanford University Medical Center and Laboratory Manager at the Carnegie Institute.


Alain Verstraeten

Project Management

>30 years of experience leading several major projects (budgets of 5 to 30M$), among large companies such as the City of Montreal, TD Bank, National Bank of Canada, Bell Canada and Desjardins.

Sarah Lemaire: ethical, beliefs, freedom, controlled environments, AI, fair, nature

Sarah Lemaire

Ethics Manager

Graduated from the Free University of Brussels in International Relations and Religious and Secular Sciences in 2016. Committed, dreamy, and sensitive, she fights for tomorrow’s world respecting our humanity and our connection to nature. 

We are in the 21st century and artificial intelligence is a promise of liberation from modern servitude. Like every invention, it can be used for better or for worse. It is up to us to draw up ethical and moral codes at the heart of technological agency so that our power is as fair as possible.


Shan Lu

Business Developer Japan & Global F&F

Over 35 years of experience in creation, application and sales of flavors and functional food ingredients for food, beverage, and supplement industry, in the roles of managing technical, marketing and sales resources.

Also held positions as Global Account Manager looking after a large multinational beverage account and a confectionary account.

Work experience include IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances) and DSM.

Work locations:

IFF: Union Beach NJ, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, UK, New York, Tokyo

DSM:  Tokyo Office, reporting to DSM Delft Office, Holland

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David Shames

Business Developer Israel & IT Global

Over 35 years in the enterprise software industry, working with both large software development companies such as Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) and with technology startups at different stages of their evolution. My areas of expertise are in sales and business development as well as project delivery and customer success. With the ability to communicate complex technology to non-technical people, I have led sales, business development and delivery activities globally with customers at the tops of their verticals (telecoms, banking and insurance, automotive, utilities and others) and I have extensive experience developing partner networks with the largest system integrators and resellers (such as Tata, Infosys, Accenture and others).
I love to travel and do so at every opportunity seeking out the small corners of the world where life is most interesting and beautiful.

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