Hi! I’m Mael. A 27yo founder, living in 🇨🇭.
I build AI products that can make an impact.
Welcome to my website, mael dot ai.
I am an extremely lucky person. I was given pretty much any opportunity I could dream of: traveling the world, doing sports, being in good health, choosing my studies, moving to new cities, landing my dream jobs, without having to worry about money... But I am aware this chance is only given to a small part of the population.
I wish to create a world that promotes equal opportunities. I don't want to go for too bold claims. I just think that living a purposeful and meaningful life should start with 2 pillars: being in good health, and getting quality education. I'm pretty convinced that despite geographical, social or economical barriers, if you're in good health and got quality eduction, you can achieve a lot. Internet is a fantastic opportunity for that, AI can bridge most language barriers, solve access to information and ship innovation from anywhere.
I believe that everyone should have the chance to walk, move and travel safely and independently. Including those who are blind or visually impaired. That's why I'm building biped.ai.
All reports in Europe highlight the same issues. Kids spend time on their phones, but consuming distracting content. monprof.ai, a startup I'm co-founding, focuses on bridging this gap with LLMs & AI.
When I came across 2 of my mentors and investors at biped, I realized the amount of opportunities out there to fund awesome ideas and support my vision further. So I co-founded morningrun.vc.
Mid-2023, with some of biped's angel investors, we discussed starting our own fund. Sourcing startups where I work and spend time directly. We launched a fund named morning run vc, investing in early stage Saas & hardware, addressing massive markets, with a sweet-spot on AI-powered innovations.
We're building a support scheme, to help scale early-stage ventures to Series A-ready companies. We invested tickets up to 250k at the first round most often. We write intros to our network if we believe in the project. We can lead, or follow, as you prefer. We get the deal though in <3 weeks.
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I usually work on B2C software, that's my forte--where I shine best. But I also have about 15 B2B software products in my portfolio. I do end-to-end product design + branding.
I only charge hourly for my ongoing projects that need work on the regular. One-time projects are charged upfront to keep it transparent and clean! My hourly rate is $100.
I work Pacific Standard Time, but I'm always ready to help out in emergencies, no matter the hour.
Depends on the scope of the project, really. Some projects take less than a week. Some take months. The best way to find out is to get on a quick call with me, and discuss it. No strings attached!
I quote a price upfront--so that you know exactly what you're paying and for what, and there are no surprises later. The exact cost of your project depends on the scope and requirements!
I take a problem-forward approach. Whether we're iterating on an existing product or building a new one from scratch, how to solve the user's problem in the simplest way possible is my first concern.
Send me an email to understand my process in depth!
The best metrics are customer adoption, happiness, task success, and engagement. There are a number of frameworks such as the System Usability Scale that help us understand product performance and I'm happy to help with that.
I always make sure to help out my clients one month after the project ends, for free. For any help post that, we can work out an ongoing arrangement!