Executive Summary

· FashionTech startup presize helps online shops solve their multi-billion EUR return problem, by recommending users a perfect fit based on a smartphone video of their body. The patent-pending approach to extract body measurements and recommend sizes combines the latest breakthroughs in Computer Vision and Deep Learning.

· The 6-figure pre-seed round was led by Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based VC and early investor in Google, Paypal, Dropbox and N26. Business Angels with C-level experience in the software and fashion space are co-investing.

Image for post
Image for post
The founding team: Leon, Tomislav & Awais

· The company was founded in 2019 by three CDTM alumni from three different countries, each with previous founding and industry experience and a strong track record in academia (TUM, Stanford, Cambridge, UCSD). …


Image for post
Image for post

Last week, I asked my LinkedIn community which digital tools they love. I got so many great comments that I decided to create a list out of this.

Most of my followers are working in growth, innovation or tech which means there is a bias towards automation tools, marketing tools and prototyping tools. Feel free to comment, if anything is missing.

All of the tools are either free or at least have a free trial. Have fun discovering tools that could save you hours every day.

Project Management

1.Slack — team communication (WhatsApp for businesses)

2. Trello — digital Kanban board to manage…


This appears not to be a nerdy niche topic anymore. I received many questions on my current research project, so I thought I would just summarize the talk I prepared for the Human-Centered Machine Learning Meetup yesterday.

“But the algorithm I build has 99% classification accuracy! Everyone will trust in it!?”

Obviously, no. You can have the perfect algorithm and still 0% user adoption. Users trust is the single factor that determines if AI-based products will gain traction. The questions we should ask are: How can we build trust in AI? What is the root of distrust?

So, lets assume you are average. You are 50 years old and you heard about AI a couple of times when it was on the news. Its headlines like the following which determine your view on…


Image for post
Image for post

After attending universities in both countries, Germany (LMU & TU Munich) and the US (Stanford), I observed tremendous differences that I would like to share with you. Each system has its flaws and strengths and they could take a leaf out of each other’s book. Furthermore, there are several points that German/American students take for granted, which I think they should not — considering international comparison.

1. Price

As everyone knows, you have to pay around 60.000$ per academic year (or 100.000$ in case of the MBA) in the US if you study at an Elite University such as Stanford, Harvard or MIT. This means that a lot of students graduate with a debt of around 200.000$ …


I would like to share a story with you that happened in 2011 when I was 17 and had a quite significant effect on me.

Today you hardly find any event in real life that has no digital adequate — an event on facebook. There are even events that exist on facebook but were not really a thing before that, e.g. “international sweatpants day” or “listening to old drake songs and cry”.

Back in 2011, it was different. I was fascinated that bit by bit everyone noticed the immense marketing potential of creating a facebook event. It started with events for private parties, some of them accidently marked as public and ending up on the news with hundreds of attendees instead of ten. …

About

Leon Szeli

Digital Product Enthusiast | UX in AI Researcher @University of Cambridge | prev. Stanford University

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store