I got to know Maran via a warm intro from a mentor that is a Board Member at his startup. Within the first exchange, which was setup promptly, I found him very open, humble and like-minded. He gave the impression that he identifies himself with the principle of “give first” to build strong relationships. I found him warm & approachable with an interesting background & life experiences. He has a good network of corporates in Switzerland, Germany & Austria. He was proactive to offer his help & time and he inquisitively listened to advice, demonstrating the Techstars values. I pointed to him to the Inside a Techstars event and he went for it. I liked his curious, energetic approach. Their Startup is affiliated with a top European Uni for AI R&D.