Starmind International AG was founded by Pascal Kaufmann and Marc Vontobel in 2010. As a young company with roots at ETH Zurich, Starmind creates corporate brains for companies.

Employees across multiple sites waste time looking for information to do their jobs, with company knowledge repositories failing to provide relevant answers. Starmind creates an unrivalled insight into the knowledge of its employees by removing the need to curate and constantly update company knowledge bases. It uses self-learning algorithms that are based on the principles of brain and artificial neural network research to capture and understand individual expertise, allowing teams to solve problems by receiving quality solutions, that employees trust.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

 
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Marc Vontobel
Starmind Founder and CTO

Marc Vontobel founded his first company during
his school years, where his passion for tech entrepreneurship increasingly grew. He topped his
self-learned programming and designing skills with a Computer Science degree at the University of Zurich. Marc is the Mastermind behind Starmind’s algorithms and has written more lines of code backwards than most people will ever write forwards. Tired of all the projects that try emulate human know-how, he is the front man in bringing the human back into the game. His vision is to “interlink millions of people with billions of experiences and make this collective knowledge available in real time” – this making it undeniably redundant in trying to reproduce a human brain.

 

Pascal Kaufmann
Starmind Founder and CXO

Pascal Kaufmann is a technology entrepreneur who pushes the limits of the unknown. He has been obsessed by Robots, Cyborgs, Artificial Intelligence and brain research for years. As a neuroscience graduate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, he researched the interface between living brains and robots at the medical school of Northwestern University, IL, USA. His vision “to think with the power of 1’000 brains” - gave rise to the concept of Corporate Brains with self-learning algorithms - opening a new field called “Brain Technology”. Pascal is a qualified pilot, and has navigated his way through some of the most renowned research laboratories and investment banks. He is now the fearless leader of Starmind.

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Peter Waser
CEO

Peter brings in over 20 years of senior executive experience at a global level to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Starmind International AG. Peter is a highly regarded business figure in the Software, Technology and Telecommunication industries. He was at IBM for 10 years, before later moving to Microsoft Switzerland where he would later become Country General Manager. Peter is also expert for rotary wing aircrafts. 

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Fabienne Doerig
COO, CFO

Fabienne is a finance executive, with extensive experience in strategic trans actions, financial planning and controlling and accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Professional experience includes M&A, strategy and business development, transaction advisory, audit and risk management advisory. In the past she held leadership positions at EY and Sonova. Fabienne is also expert for pastry and bakery.

Board of Directors

 
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Martin Korbmacher

is Founder and Managing Partner of Event Horizon Capital & Advisory GmbH and is an expert when it comes to finances, investments and strategic transactions. He has held executive investment banking positions at JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort and been Managing Director of Credit Suisse based in Frankfurt. 

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Adrian Schlund

As the former VP Global System Integrator Sales of Oracle EMEA and Country Leader of Oracle Switzerland, Adrian is an experienced and international expert in technology sales, IT services and alliance partner business. He has a strong track record in innovating and growing existing businesses.

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Finn Boysen

is a Director at Microsoft Germany and responsible for Independent Software Vendors since 2015. Previously he held various positions within Microsoft Germany, USA and Denmark. He is a proven digital leader with a track record of developing new businesses with a deep understanding of cloud and SaaS business models & technologies.