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I’m Mael. A 27yo founder, living in 🇨🇭.
I build products at the intersection of AI, robotics & hardware.

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Robotics x AI.
For a better future.

Robotics and AI represent fantastic opportunities to re-imagine education, mobility, work, and more vastly society. And I'm pretty convinced we need smart people to dedicate their time & passion to build a better future.

But even though I'm deeply optimistic about what technology can help us achieve, I'm also aware of the harm it can create. We're facing a unique momentum to fund, develop and scale meaningful solutions. They might not be the easiest. They might not be the most lucrative in the short run. But they'll create the deepest impact in the long run.

Here's what I'm up to these days.

AI in disability

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

Design Strategy
Web and Mobile App Design
Front-end Development
Funding the rest

With 2 of my mentors and investors at biped, we deploy capital in early-stage impact-driven AI startups. Learn more on

Stuff I did

Word on the street

Jade helped us build a software so intuitive that it didn't need a walkthrough. He solved complex problems with brilliant design.

John Frankin
Founder, Double Bunch

This is unbelievable. After using Testiminial Generator my buisness skyrocketed!

Jennifer Musk
Project Manager@ Microsoft

Frequently asked questions

What type of projects do you take on?

 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.

What is your hourly rate?

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.

What time-zone do you work in?

I work Pacific Standard Time, but I'm always ready to help out in emergencies, no matter the hour.

What is the typical timeline for a project?

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!

How do you charge for projects ?

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!

What does your design process look like?

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!

What metrics do you use to measure success?

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.

What if I need help after the project is complete?

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!