Surfacing risk and discovering valuation in complex contracts.

Converting highly customized information and transactions into underlying financial risk.

Cross functional team collaboration and team expertise synthesized.

Fast, efficient and high quality data extraction, giving teams the time to focus on analysis instead.

About Us

firstAI harnesses user intelligence to extract information from interpretation intensive documentation. Our product can be used across financial services.


Barclays Techstars NYC Accelerator 2016
FinTech Innovation Lab


Shaheen Malik

Shaheen Kanda

CEO and Founder

Fixed income Origination Banker from Credit Suisse and Citigroup, with experience executing over 500 fixed income transactions. MS from MIT in Cambridge, MA and a Chemical Engineering degree and MBA from Bombay University
Sinan Gul

Sinan Gul

Executive Director of Research & Development

Passionate about turning intellectual pursuits into practical software solutions. Studied at Stanford University(MS in Engineering-Economics Systems and Operations Research) and Cornell (dual Bachelors in Economics and MSE). Worked at Nomura Global Markets Research and Citi Fixed Income Research as a software engineer and research analyst specializing in building portfolio analytics tools
Paul Cucurullo

Paul Cucurullo

Director of Sales

An entrepreneur with experience as a CIO, COO and Director of Sales, Paul has been both a consumer and a vendor of services within the financial community. This gives him a unique perspective of customer requirements and how to develop and deliver product to the market.
Michael Boros

Michael Boros

Senior Engineer

Michael is a software engineer who enjoys tackling tech curveballs. He contributed to various projects from next-generation DNA sequencing to hyperspectral image processing. He is an Oracle Certified Java Programmer and he is passionate about serverless and blockchain technologies.
Emily Knauer

Emily Knauer

Marketing Analyst

Emily began her career in merchandising and sales at Tommy Hilfiger and managed over 140+ domestic wholesale accounts. She brings her experience in sales and marketing in the B2C industry into institutional fintech.
Kendra France

Kendra France

Project Manager

Kendra is a technical Project Manager specializing in software integration and deployment as well as a world class translator of code into conversation. She practiced and perfected her art while obtaining a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and a Master in International Business. Kendra has led international teams within Walmart and Hewlett Packard and is now translating the languages of finance to code and back.

Board of Directors

Jayesh Punater

Jayesh Punater

Executive Chairman

Jayesh Punater is a successful Entrepreneur, Investor, Fintech Strategist and Thought Leader. Mr. Punater founded Gravitas in 1996 and the business grew organically under his leadership to a global firm of 300 employees, providing Collaborative Outsourcing (his pioneered model) and a full front-to-back outsourcing platform to clients managing more than $1.2 Trillion in AUM. In 2017 Gravitas was sold to an European publicly listed firm. Today Jayesh focuses on bringing innovative technology and business models to the fintech industry.


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1412 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10018