Hi. I’m Fabian Harmik Stelzer, a dad and tech entrepreneur based out of Berlin. I’m half German, half հայեր, father to Mathilde and married to Luise Katharina Müller. On this site I write about AI, startups, history and politics.
After selling my first company & some post-exit mini retirement, I have founded eigencorp GmbH in 2020 to help machine learning teams with their go to market execution. I currently run bizdev for hCaptcha enterprise, the largest independent cybersecurity service in the world, protecting hundreds of millions of users across the web.
In 2009, I co-founded a machine learning / computer vision business known as EyeQuant (with my neuroscience professor Dr. Peter König). EyeQuant became one of Europe’s first applied ‘narrow’ AI companies, serving hundreds of enterprise customers such as Google, Spotify, Ebay and Canon. I led the company as CEO until its acquisition in July 2018, and I’m thrilled that EyeQuant continues to thrive under a new ownership and management.
My work on EyeQuant has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, FastCompany, VICE Motherboard, GigaOM and Inc. Magazine, and I’ve spoken about entrepreneurship and machine learning at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, the University of Oxford (Oxford Forum), the London School of Communication Arts 2.0 and at Hult International Business School, London.
Most importantly, I learned many a things about startups, team building, the SaaS business, sales, machine learning, narrow AI, M&A and the alchemy of value creation throughout the process.
Since August 2018, I’m a member of Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Affairs’ Advisory Board for Digitalization & Startups (Beirat Junge Digitale Wirtschaft).
In 2017 I organized DoomConf, the “Anti-TED”. I may do it again.
You can reach me via fabian at this domain.