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.

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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). …

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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…

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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. …


Leon Szeli

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

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