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Daniel Mattes in 2016
Daniel Herbert Mattes|
November 14, 1972
|Residence||Mountain View, California, California, U.S.|
Founder & CEO of 42.cx|
Founder of Jumio
Co-Founder of Jajah
Co-Founder of Auftrag.at
|Spouse(s)||Karolina Zubkova Mattes|
|Children||2 (Lea, Elisabeth)|
Daniel Mattes (born November 14, 1972) is an Austrian internet entrepreneur and business angel. He is the founder and CEO of Artificial Intelligence company 42.cx and a judge and business angel on the Austrian television show '2 Minuten 2 Millionen', the Austrian version of Shark Tank, which airs on Puls4.
His 42.cx Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence focuses on the commercialization of Artificial Intelligence ("AI"). The company is based in Vienna, Austria and was incorporated in November 2015. Prior to 42.cx, in 2010, he founded Jumio, an online authentication company.
Prior to Jumio, in 2005, he founded VoIP company Jajah which was acquired 2009 for $207 million by Telefónica. In 2007, he was voted 81st most important Austrian citizen by Austrian magazine "News" in the "1000 most important Austrians" list.
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He studied Computer Science & Economics at the University of Linz (Austria), received the University diploma "Certified e-Business Manager" from the Danube University Krems (Austria) and did his post-graduate work in IT Management at the Danube University of Krems (Austria).
In 2015, Mattes founded 42.cx Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence, a start-up that focuses on the commercialization of Artificial Intelligence ("AI"). The company is based in Vienna, Austria and was incorporated in November 2015.
In 2005, Mattes, with Roman Scharf formed Jajah. Mattes acted as Executive Chairman until 2009. During this time, they raised $35 million in venture funding from Deutsche Telekom AG, Intel Capital, Sequoia Capital and Globespan Capital Partners. After reaching 25 million clients worldwide, Jajah was acquired December 2009 by Telefónica for $207 million in an all-cash deal.
In 1999, Mattes co-founded the e-government solution company "Auftrag.at" with a direct co-ownership of the government owned publication "Wiener Zeitung". They lobbied to allow public tenders to be published on business websites. The company received Austria's Federal Award of Excellence in 2002 and has become the de facto standard for public tenders in Europe.
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