Entrepreneur and Investor

  • Co-founder of two Swiss AI companies:
    • kooaba, the first cloud-based image-recognition platform - exit 2014 to Qualcomm
    • Shortcut, an AI-powered recipe and cooking app
  • Currently leading Captural as their CEO and co-initiator, an AI-enabled photo-book app
  • Investing in AI companies such as Let's Enhance

Computer Vision and Machine Learning

  • Lead-inventor of the SURF algorithm that was cited over 29,000 times in scientific publications
  • Received the 2016 ECCV - Koenderink Prize given to fundamental contributions in computer vision that stood the test of time.
  • Received the 2011 CVIU Most Cited Paper Award, and many more...
  • Building and leading Computer Vision and Machine Learning teams at companies such as Magic Leap

Board Member and Advisor

  • Member of the board of directors at Ifolor
  • Co-founder and member of the board of directors at 47nord
  • Investor and advisor to US-based startup company Let's Enhance
  • Previously advising Tokyo-based AR / SLAM startup company Kudan
  • Previously advising Moscow-based mapping startup company Maps.me (acquired in Nov 2014 by Mail.Ru)

Adventurer

Media

 

Swisspreneur Podcast EP #21 - Herbert Bay: Selling a Company and Sailing Around The Worl‪d‬
Podcast

Swisspreneur Podcast EP #21 - Herbert Bay: Selling a Company and Sailing Around The Worl‪d‬. March 6th, 2019

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Swisspreneur Podcast EP #22 - Herbert Bay: How To Build a Great Product
Podcast

Swisspreneur Podcast EP #22 - Herbert Bay: How To Build a Great Product. March 6th, 2019

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The Explorer: Portrait of Herbert Bay in the ETH Globe Magazine
Portrait

The Explorer: Portrait of Herbert Bay in the ETH Globe Magazine. Dec 18th, 2018

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Misc

Some more unsorted stuff about me.