We are disruptors on a mission. We aim to take back control — of our data, our privacy, and the world’s information. Our expert team includes cyber intelligence experts, talented engineers, blockchain wizards, and creative marketers. Together, we’re determined to end Big Tech’s dominance and make searching the Internet more open, ethical, and private. 

Our founders


Joerg Buss Founder/Co-CEO
VP of Research & Development

Joerg’s passion for information security started more than two decades ago, working with major finance institutes, telecommunication-, and electricity companies and the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany as one of the creators of the ISO27001 standard (BSI 100-104).

In 2018, Joerg founded Darkscope combining his passion for information security with his new passion for AI (artificial intelligence) and created DANN, Darkscope’s Artificial Neural Network. Awards: Start-up of the Year 2019, Hi-tech Finalist 2020, Cyber Security Service of the Year 2021.

After developing Darkscope’s search engine and algorithms, he envisioned a public search engine that was decentralised, unfiltered, and that fulfils today’s need for privacy and freedom of information without sacrificing speed, accuracy, or comfort.

In 2021 he contributed to the Open Ethics Transparency protocol (Open Ethics for AI – Bringing trust in the digital economy – https://openethics.ai/)


Gareth Evans

Gareth has worked for some of the largest tech firms in the world. Having established himself as a leading IT Consultant for tech giant Hewlett Packard, he started his entrepreneurial journey by establishing his own IT consulting firm specialising in implementing specialist enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This led him to deeply understand how technology and operations merge for a high-performing business.

Having spent many years in the corporate world, Gareth realised how the drive for continuous profits and pressure from shareholders impacts the decisions
of the business and, most often, at the cost of the consumer. With the emergence of blockchain technologies, he saw how decentralisation and Web3
technologies could be merged into traditional business models.

After two years of trading within the crypto markets and learning blockchain technologies, the timing could not have been more perfect when Joerg came to him with the idea of a decentralised search engine. From there, they have pushed Timpi to the exciting proposition that it is today.

Meet our growing team

Meet our growing team

Jonathan Ouellet


Jonathan is an accomplished, top-performing sales and marketing leader with a proven track record of delivering in B2C and B2B environments. He has a strong foundation in strategic and tactical planning, project management and negotiations.

Neville Richardson


As one of New Zealand’s top 50 CIOs, Neville operates as a business leader, technology evangelist and change agent with over 25 years of information systems and business experience. Before his current role, Neville was CIO of another of New Zealand’s Iconic brands. Previously, he held senior IS and procurement roles at a leading premium automotive manufacturer.

Andreas Schleich

VP of Marketing

Andreas is an experienced marketing professional with over 20 years of proven success leading award-winning agencies and in-house teams. With a wealth of experience across a wide range of industries, from tech, consumer goods, and hospitality to B2B. He is passionate about driving measurable results that produce tangible and positive impact.

Andrew Mugridge

VP of Investor Relations

Andrew has 18 years of experience working in capital markets, providing consultation services in the financial sector. His lifelong passions for entrepreneurship and sociological study suits his involvement and commitment to the Timpi project.

Matt Day

VP of HR & PMO

Matt is an experienced programme/project manager with over ten years of banking experience and extensive knowledge of project delivery within complex environments.


Blockchain & Full Stack Dev

Lukas started his career early at Darkscope, an award-winning Cyber Intelligence Provider; his experience includes AI development with TensorFlow and ML.NET, .NET, and blockchain. He’s a through and through C# developer with a passion for delivering results that work and are fast and efficient while remaining secure.

Franco Schembri

Operations Co-Ordinator

Franco has worked tirelessly over the last eight years as a business administrator across many different industries. He has been involved in the crypto industry for several years as an investor and is now dedicated to Timpi and its mission.

Roberta Kovacs

Marketing Co-Ordinator

Roberta has 10+ years’ experience working as an entrepreneur with over 3 years in the marketing sector. She uses the latest research in consumer psychology to create content. Her passion for blockchain technology means she has a wealth of knowledge and an in depth understanding of the crypto market.