TerraManta identifies and quantifies geo political drivers which impact commodity prices. By analyzing fundamental factors (supply / demand / inventory / distribution) and geo political drivers, TerraManta offers a quantum leap in commodities price intelligence and analytics for commodity traders, industry analysts, and procurement specialists.

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TerraManta for Crude Oil

TerraManta analyzes news and data using machine learning technology to identify individual components which influence the price of commodities (beginning with crude oil): changes in global demand and supply forecasts (including country specific updates), conflicts, production rates (including seasonal adjustments), exploration activities, distribution, inventories, statements by oil industry executives and government officials, and financial market updates (including currency fluctuations). The software ingests publicly available news reports about geo politics, energy, commodities, financial, and other topics and combines the analysis of topics reported in the news with crude oil market fundamentals.


Easily see all global events, which may impact commodity prices on a spinning globe. Personalize events shown on the globe by applying one or more event category filters. Select event of interest and display details: region, event description, data source(s), likely impact on commodity prices.

Event Dashboard

Add event of interest to Dashboard, where each event can be tracked and subjected to deeper analysis and correlation with relevant news. Select an event being tracked. Perform deeper analysis: view related news, change in price of crude oil when related news event has been reported, show driver(s) exercising pressure on the price of oil.

Price Explorer

View price history of selected commodity benchmark. Easily navigate through the price history and examine news, which contributed to the price changes: statements by government officials and analysts, events (reported in the news) in different regions of the globe in multiple categories. Take a deeper look at news and events in a specific region where an important event has occurred.

Statements Explorer

Statements and comments made by energy ministers, government officials, or analysts can impact oil prices immediately. View comments by government officials, industry analysts, anyone reported by news media who expressed a view about commodities with or without a price forecast. Easily search for past comments to assess credibility.

Indicator Explorer

Select one or more countries and economic or crude oil-specific indicators – for selected country. Observe whether an indicator’s behavior over time had an impact on the price of crude oil.

Rallies Explorer

Analyze past crude oil price movements (rallies) and looks for similar factors: price curve characteristics, fundamentals, geo political events. Price movements are analyzed across multiple durations: 7 days, 15 days, 30 days, 3months, and 6 months. If there is price movement in the past with similar factors, the software will use the price curve immediately following the price movement as a future price curve.

  • News articles
    3.2 M+
  • Unique economic
    1.2 K+
  • Statements by
    analysts and officials
    127 K+
  • Unique drivers
    influencing oil prices
    20 K+
  • Data analyzed by
    TerraManta for Crude Oil


One team. One mission. Reduce economic risks
by offering deeper insights to the world of investors.

Leon Kotovich
Founder and CEO

Leon is an experienced software executive and entrepreneur. Prior to founding TerraManta, Leon was Chief Operating Officer at a late stage software startup in Irvine, CA growing revenues from zero to $1M, VP of Engineering at OpenText, and CTO at agileSEQUENT working as a CTO for hire for many well-known software companies. Leon also held senior engineering and product management roles at two high growth software companies: BroadVision and Cordiem. Leon’s career includes management consulting at ATKearney’s strategic information technology practice and PepsiCo, where he first became aware that commodities truly run this world.


Andrei Klimanov
Founder and CTO

Andrei has more than 12 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience. Software entrepreneur and leader with strong technical background in data science, data visualization, and analytics. Co-Founded Garant - software company specializing in providing access to legislative content and information in Russian Federation - an equivalent of Lexis Nexis in Russian software market. Garant is #2 competitor in Russian legal software market. Grew annual revenues from zero to $1.3M (100+ employees). Founded Privaclouds, a software company based in Washington DC specializing in Natural Language Processing, text mining, and machine learning solutions. The product in real time - analyzes customer-provided data sources using Natural Language Processing technology and provides programmatic tools for content manipulation and analysis. Privaclouds assets and intellectual property have been merged with TerraManta.



Steve Prosniewski

Steve has been involved in the financial industry for twenty-five years. Starting on the floors of CME in Chicago, Steve has traded several different commodities both on the floor and on the screen. Steve held seats on several CME advisory committees; most notably he was the youngest member of the CME Ethics Committee. In 1996 Steve co-founded Local Knowledge, the first real time trading content Internet company. Local Knowledge provided live quotes and price analysis/prediction for several commodity futures using technical/fundamental analysis. In 2000 Steve co-founded the alternative asset hedge fund Eiger Capital Management. In 2004 Trader Magazine named Steve one of the top 100 traders in the world, along with his heroes Paul Tudor Jones and George Soros. In 2011 Steve co-created/produced the film “Floored”, the movie was an international success depicting the end of the Chicago trading floors.


Daniel Joye

Daniel has been an energy trader for 10 years, trading options and flat price in natural gas, crude oil and power at Morgan Stanley, Vitol and BP. He has worked on building fundamental supply/demand models combined with historical price analysis to deduce equilibrium prices. In addition, he has combined his fundamental models with algorithmic strategies in order to improve risk/reward performance. Both an American and French national, Daniel spent 4 years as a gunnery officer in the French Navy prior to his trading career. Daniel graduated from l'Ecole Navale with an MS in Engineering and from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania where he received his MBA with honors.


Marshall Toplansky

Marshall Toplansky serves as a senior advisor to Chapman University for Data & Analytics and is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He is also Chairman of The Cicero Institute, a research institute focused on strategy, based in Salt Lake City Utah. A serial entrepreneur, Marshall most recently co-founded the sentiment analysis company Wise Window in 2008, which was acquired by KPMG in 2012. While Managing Director at KPMG, Marshall co-founded the firm’s Center of Excellence for Data & Analytics and contributed to the firm’s thought leadership on that topic. Marshall holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany in Political Science/Chinese Studies. He is co-author, with Joel Kotkin, of “The OC Model: An Economic Vision of the Future of Orange County”, published in September, 2016. He serves on the board of directors of Double Check, LLC, Shield Crypto Systems and Church World Service. He was elected to the Computing Industry Hall of Fame in 2011 for his role in creating the A+ Certification program, the world’s largest computer service professional certification program.


Neil Sahota

Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group, working with global companies to develop next generation products and solutions powered by Watson and machine learning / artificial intelligence technology. He also serves as a business mentor for IBM’s Extreme Blue program – an incubator for new product ideas. As a champion of Southern California startup ecosystem working closely with entrepreneurs, Neil is an active member of the Tech Coast Angels and The Cove Fund Investment committee, mentor at the K5 Launch Accelerator, and often serves as a judge and coach for various startup competitions.


             Engineering team

Alexander Panshin
Lead software engineer

"Lead by example. Failure is not an option"


Andrey Yaroshenko
Senior software engineer

"Transforming unknown into known"


Maxim Kazarin
Data Architect

"Guardian of data"


Alexander Lukyanov
Software engineer

"Breaking new grounds. The only easy day was yesterday"



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