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About Inworld


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AI characters will transform everyday life — from virtual worlds to the Westworlds of our imagination. We’re making the stuff of science fiction real with AI NPCs that blur the line between virtual and human interactions.

Inworld is the best-funded startup in AI and gaming, and we're always looking to hire the best in the industry.

Our History

Inworld was founded by leading experts and pioneers in the fields of conversational AI and generative models. Our founders previously launched the highest rated independent voice assistant in the world and API.AI, a conversational AI platform that was renamed Dialogflow after being acquired by Google. Dialogflow is now the most popular conversational AI platform in the market, used by millions of developers.

We have assembled a team of engineers, designers, inventors, creatives, scientists, and technologists who are also leading experts in their fields. Together, we’re building technology that will transform pop culture, entertainment, human-to-machine communication, and immersive experiences.

Meet the team

  • Ilya Gelfenbeyn

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Michael Ermolenko

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Kylan Gibbs

    Chief Product Officer

  • John Gaeta

    Academy Award Winner, Chief Creative Officer

  • Monica Tran

    VP of Marketing

  • Jamil Moledina

    VP of Partnerships

  • Florin Radu

    VP of Operations & Corp Dev

  • Alesya Naberezhnova

    Head of Recruiting

  • Evgenii Shingarev

    VP of Engineering

  • Nathan Yu

    Director of Product

  • Oliver Louie

    General Counsel



Backed by industry leaders

  • crv
  • intel capital
  • First spark ventures
  • M2
  • Section 32
  • Kleiner Perkins
  • Disney
  • Bitkraft
  • Lightspeed