About Us

At Luminovo, we are a mix of deep learning natives, business talents and product enthusiasts. Our current team is made up of engineers and business talents from institutions like Stanford University, Cambridge, ETH Zurich, TUM and CDTM. Our two founders met at Stanford University and after stints at Google, Intel and McKinsey, they decided to embark on this journey of helping European businesses reach their full potential through the adoption of deep learning.

The name Luminovo (“new light”) is a play on the famous quote by our machine learning professor Andrew Ng: “AI is the new electricity.” With this as our motto, we strive to guide companies in assimilating AI into their businesses and enable them to "turn on the lights".

As problem-solving enthusiasts, we love working with a diverse group of people on complex issues. Thus far, we have had the privilege of collaborating with multiple companies ranging from startups from the Silicon Valley, to mid-sized German companies, to Dax Corporations.

The Team Behind Luminovo

Timon Ruban

Timon Ruban

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Timon graduated top of his class in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich. During his MSc at Stanford he dug his heels into deep learning. He helped teach Andrew Ng’s machine learning class and applied computer vision algorithms at Google’s smart imagery team.

Founder
Sebastian Schaal

Sebastian Schaal

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Sebastian graduated top of his class with an MSc in electrical engineering from TU Munich and the CDTM. During his second MSc at Stanford he focused on management science and machine learning. He worked as a consultant at McKinsey before returning to engineering at Intel and deep tech startups.

Founder
Sebastian Schuon

Sebastian Schuon

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Sebastian is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He was CTO and co-founder of Stylight, which he successfully exited to P7S1. He also graduated from the CDTM and Stanford, where he published his research at leading conferences, including his work on human AI hybrid solutions.

‍Chairman
Aljoscha von Bismarck

Aljoscha von Bismarck

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Aljoscha graduated with a BSc from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Industrial Engineering & Management. During his MSc at KIT and the ETH Zurich, Aljoscha focused on data analytics and machine learning, researching in the field of uncertainty and interpretability of convolutional neural networks. Prior to Luminovo, he worked as a Data Analyst and Research Associate in the field of strategic wargaming and competitive intelligence.

Solution Architect
Tomas Ostaševičius, PhD

Tomas Ostaševičius, PhD

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Tomas graduated from the University of Cambridge thrice. During his PhD, he came up with and implemented new multidimensional image analyses, contributing them to the open-sourced HyperSpy toolbox.‍

Deep Learning Engineer
Magnus Jahnen

Magnus Jahnen

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Magnus holds a masters degree in Computer Science from TUM (best 10%) as well as an honours degree in Technology & Management from CDTM. In 2016, he was a visiting researcher at Stanford University before joining Mercedes-Benz to do research in the field of Deep (Inverse) Reinforcement Learning in the context of autonomous driving.

Deep Learning Engineer
Erin Bacsy

Erin Bacsy

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Erin holds a BSc in Organisational Psychology and Statistical Research Methods from the University of Cape Town. After her studies she dedicated a year to researching sustainable development initiatives in Southern Africa. Her primary interests lie in change management psychology, psychometrics and organisational culture.

Human Resources & Recruiting Manager
Patrick Perner

Patrick Perner

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Patrick co-founded a startup in the gig economy space, engaged as COO in the management team of an Geo-AI startup in Munich, supported to set up a tech incubator and hustled hand in hand with the founders of Westwing Home & Living as business development manager before joining Luminovo. He graduated from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) & Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in economic sciences.

Growth Manager
Dr. Bonnie Chow

Dr. Bonnie Chow

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Bonnie’s first use of machine learning was to isolate the Higgs boson signal, as part of her PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and CERN. She holds degrees in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has considerable experience in full-stack software engineering.

Deep Learning Engineer
Alexander Jesipow

Alexander Jesipow

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Alex graduated with a MSc in Electrical Engineering from TUM with a focus on machine learning. Before joining Luminovo, he worked for Infineon, where his developed AI methods in gas sensing were patented. He also graduated top of his class from the Arts University Bournemouth.

Deep Learning Engineer
Marilena Sedlmaier

Marilena Sedlmaier

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Prior to her stint at Luminovo, Marilena has completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk where she could gain experience in Marketing, Finance, Sales and many other business fields. Right now, she is studying Geography and Economics at LMU Munich.

Administrative Assistant
Alexander Abstreiter

Alexander Abstreiter

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Alexander graduated top of his class with a MSc in Computer Engineering and focus on Data Science from the Polytechnic University of Turin. Before joining Luminovo, he built his own telemedicine startup which got accepted into the HAG venture accelerator. In his Master’s thesis, Alexander applied AI methods on data from ShareNow for predicting future positions of car sharing vehicles.

Deep Learning Engineer
Dr. Angelo Canzaniello

Dr. Angelo Canzaniello

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Angelo graduated with an MSc from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Industrial Engineering & Management. Before joining Luminovo, he has been engaged in big data analytics applications in the supply chain management context during his PhD and co-founded a startup in the food tech space.

Growth Manager
Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong

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Nicole is a Penultimate Year Student in the National University of Singapore who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Alongside this, she is also taking up German as a minor. Her primary interests include but are not limited to digital marketing and search engine optimization.

Marketing & Growth Hacker
Maksym Petyak

Maksym Petyak

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Maksym graduated from the University of Oxford with a MSc in Computer Science. He has worked on applications of deep learning in medicine as part of a research group at Oxford and in Mirada Medical - a company providing deep learning contouring solutions for medical imaging.

Deep Learning Engineer
William Liu

William Liu

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William graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and spent time at MIT as a visiting undergrad. He has practical experience in finance and iOS mobile development.

Entrepreneur in Residence
Jacob Lind

Jacob Lind

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Jacob holds a BSc in International Business Administration from WHU where he helped to organize IdeaLab! - The founders’ conference. Before joining the growth team at Luminovo he worked in different business development and consulting positions for companies such as Grupo HS3 and INVERTO.

Growth Manager
Maurice Hensl

Maurice Hensl

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Maurice is currently finishing his Finance BSc at Frankfurt School and previously spent time at ESSEC and Fudan as a visiting undergrad. Prior to joining Luminovo, he gained practical experience in consulting, investment banking, and the startup ecosystem. While at university he co-founded TEDxFS and established Frankfurt School’s student consultancy as CFO and eventually as Managing Director.

Entrepreneur in Residence
Christopher Hogg

Christopher Hogg

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With experience leading Frontend development at a number of startups, Chris was thrilled to be given the opportunity to help develop the Luminovo Product. After completing a Bachelor's in Geography at Cambridge, Chris moved to Germany for his Masters, where he developed a passion for creating user-friendly web applications.

Lead Front-End Developer
Benedikt Ummen

Benedikt Ummen

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After three years as an Investment Manager at a Swiss VC, Benedikt couldn’t resist the urge to now get his hands dirty at the frontlines as Luminovo’s Finance & Operations Manager. He traveled the Ancient Silk Road in an electric car and is still involved in a couple of Swiss startups. In 2014, he graduated from ETH Zurich as a mechanical engineer (BSc).

Finance & Operations Manager
Lennart Offeney

Lennart Offeney

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Lennart has recently completed his BSc in Business Administration at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and spent time at Adolfo Ibáñez university in Santiago de Chile. He is a banking officer by training and has worked for organizations like the German Embassy to the United States, Capgemini Invent, and the Boston Consulting Group before joining Luminovo.

Entrepreneur in Residence
Lukas Krumholz

Lukas Krumholz

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Lukas graduated with a MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (among the top 3%). During his studies, he focused on Machine Learning & Data Analytics and did research in the field of predicting taxi trips with deep learning in his master thesis. Before joining Luminovo, he worked as a data scientist at a software startup and at BCG.

Solutions Engineer
Siddharth Ahuja

Siddharth Ahuja

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Originally a Computer Science Engineer, Siddharth transitioned into Product Design to explore the other side. He scaled an Indian fintech company from 10,000 to almost a million users and most recently completed his masters in Interaction Design from CIID Copenhagen. He is most excited while exploring new technology through a design lens, or while talking about music.

Product Designer (Freelance)

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