Touchless Deviceless Biometric Payments
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Our Team
Giorgio Talegon
Co-Founder & CEO
Giorgio Talegon is a serial entrepreneur with various innovations to his name from Ad-Tech to Blockchain and now in Fintech.

Giorgio Talegon was born in Belgium and moved to US when he was 18 years old for higher education. Although he studied business, his love for technology and computers kept him very busy throughout his college years and later in life. He was already building web sites for small companies while at school and had his first entrepreneurial bug with his first company Brentstar at the age of 22. He later founded Hyperbidder, an Online Advertising Exchange Network, with thousands of Publishers from all over the world with NBC/Universal as one of its earliest clients. He also dipped his toe in the Blockchain space with JEXOS where he put his prior experience to work with his co-founder Kishor Patil to come up with a solution that can make Online Advertising more transparent and the payment processing much faster. While working for a payment solution for JEXOS, Giorgio and his Team came up with a more interesting concept that is perfect for FIAT payments. Thus, a superior system was born; PayLuft, a revolutionary payment system that requires no wallet, no phone, no cash, no credit card to make payments.
Kishor Patil
Co-Founder & CTO
Deutsche Telekom
(T-Mobile group)
Magneti Marelli
(FIAT Group, Italy)
Kishor Patil has extensive experience in design and development of diverse web based enterprise applications. He served as the Senior Technology Architect at Digite, a leading Project and Portfolio management provider, and throughout his career he successfully implemented various web based Project Management and integration solutions on the JEE platform at large enterprises like Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile group) and Magneti Marelli (FIAT Group, Italy) to name a few. He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Computer Sciences from Pune University in India. In his spare time, he would like to spend time with his daughter, and travel.
Qiang Li
Computer Vision Software Engineer
ETH, Zurich
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Hefei University of Technology, China
Sinovation Ventures
Siemens AG
Qiang Lee has extensive experience in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. Qiang Li was a graduate computer science student at RWTH-Aachen, Germany and an IDEA Research Grant Student at ETH Zürich. His research interests focus on Object recognition,Base detection and segmentation, model interpretability, multi-tasking, and multi-modality. He did an internship at Sinovation Venture, where he was mainly responsible for NLP Chinese GPT model design based on the pre-trained Huggingface Transformer Model on industry scenarios. Qiang got his B.S degree from the HFUT with Top-1 academic performance and received a four years national scholarship. His Bachelor was majoring in IoT. He also founded the HFUT Robocup Lab. After his B.S studies, he worked as a Computer Vision Working student in Siemens AG Aachen Gas Turbin Research Center while taking the Master Informatik study at RWTH Aachen, and finished his Master thesis in Claassen lab, ETH Zurich.
Andrea Fossati
Technical Advisor
Member of Advisory Board
PhD ETH-Zurich
Computer Vision Lab
Parquery, AG
University of Illinois Chicago
Politecnico di Milano
Andrea Fossati joined PayLuft in December 2020. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Parquery, AG. Parquery is an AI software that detects objects in pictures from any camera, and delivers real-time data for smarter cities.
Andrea was a post doctoral researcher on Computer Vision at ETH-Zurich. Before that, he was a PhD student and a research assistant at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) where he received his Doctoral Degree at the Computer Vision Lab. He received his MS, Computer Science from University of Illinois Chicago and his MS, Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He is highly skilled in Computer Vision, Computer Learning (Deep Learning) and he has 22 Publications to his name.
Evelyn Hofstetter
Compliance Consultant/Legal Councel
Member of Advisory Board
Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG
M&A, private equity and financings
Corporate law and general contract law
Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
Evelyn Hofstetter is a Swiss qualified lawyer and a partner of Badertscher Attorneys-at-law with offices in Zug (Crypto Valley) and Zurich. She advises numerous firms (both established and start-ups) in mostly Financial, and Technology sectors with regard to corporate and regulatory matters. She joined PayLuft in January, 2021.

She is on the board of Liberty Financial Advisory AG, Zug (a Private Equity Boutique firm), Albeit Holding AG, Feusisberg (Holding Company managing various international investments), Feldspar AG, Wollerau (active in the sector of Private Equity)

PayLuft Concept
PayLuft is a biometric payment system that allows anyone to pay for goods and services without the need to carry anything with. There is no need to have any special hardware or terminal on the receiver's side. Retailers would have to have a specially built terminals in the past to achieve what we achieve with our solution. Also these terminals were not 100% accurate. However, with our solution not only it is very accurate, but it only requires on the receiver's end to have a smart phone and the PayLuft app. While the payee has the smart phone as the minimum requirement, the payer is not required to have anything with him or her to make the payments. Did the payer forget his wallet or phone at home? No problem. Did the payer just get out of the sea and he wants to buy a drink quickly from the nearby cafe at the beach but he has nothing with him except his towel and shorts? No problem. With PayLuft, he no longer needs to carry anything with him to pay a retailer or pay someone.

PayLuft Plan
Our plan is to build the first version of PayLuft as soon as possible so we can have more people involved from the right investors we belive would be suitable to more talents and the right management. We are sure the product itself speaks for itself as it is much needed nowadays with the new norms of what Covid-19 and Covid-20 brought upon us. We want to be assured we choose the right investors, management, and the talent going forward. We will try to be very picky as we believe these two factors are very important for the future success. After the product is built, and sufficient funds are raised, we will switch our focus to marketing our product PayLuft and attaining new users/customers and forming strategic partnerships. We will utilize one of our assets we have; Hyperbidder Ad Exchange Network which has over 1000 publihers (web sites) worldwide with most of them in USA, to advertise and market PayLuft to certain targeted countries first where we want to focus on initially. Hyperbidder will allow to half our marketing costs and help us analyze what markets work best for us. We want to expand as fast as possible and we believe Hyperbidder and its other Network partners along with our experience in online advertising will help PayLuft take off much faster.