Daniel Mattes


Daniel Mattes
Daniel Mattes

Daniel Mattes (born November 14, 1972), called "Bill Gates of the Alps",[1] is a serial Internet entrepreneur and business angel living in Silicon Valley, USA and Austria, Europe. He is the founder and CEO of the online payment company Jumio. In March 2011 Jumio announced closing of its $6.5m round of financing, led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.[2] [3] Prior to Jumio he founded VoIP company Jajah[4] which was acquired 2009 for $207 million by Telefonica.[5]

In 2007, he was voted 81st most important Austrian citizen by Austrian magazine “News” in the “1000 most important Austrians” list[6] and voted 54th most important Austrian citizen in Salzburg by Austrian magazine "Salzburger Fenster" in the "Top 100 list".[7] He published three IT books,[8] was speaker at conferences like the Churchill Club,[9] DEMO Conference[10] or the University of Linz[11] and wrote multiple articles in tech-related magazines. In his professional life he has close working relationships with companies like Sequoia Capital,[12] Intel,[13] Yahoo,[14] Microsoft, eBay and other important players in the industry. During his ventures he was covered multiple times on TV (See Videos), radio and newspapers like Vanity Fair,[15] New York Times,[16] USA Today,[17] Business Week,[18] Financial Times[19] or Wirtschaftsblatt.[20]

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Biography

Daniel, oldest child of Edeltraud and Manfred Mattes, grew up in Freiburg, Germany and Wels, Austria. He has two siblings – Sebastian and Simon. Since early childhood, Daniel has shown interest in computers and electronic media. He started programming software at the age of 12. At 18 he was teaching computer classes for Institut 2F, Italy. He moved on to become consultant for IT related projects of BP Oil, Mobil Oil, Hewlett Packard and Alcatel.

He studied Computer Science & Economics at the Technical 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).

Professional life

Jumio Inc

In 2010, Daniel founded Jumio Inc., a start-up for online payments.[21] In March 2011 Jumio announced closing of its $6.5m round of financing, led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.[22]

Jajah Inc.

In 2005, Daniel teamed up with Roman Scharf to form Jajah. At the company, Daniel acted as Executive Chairman until 2009. During this time, they raised $35 million in venture funding from Deutsche Telekom AG, Santa Clara-based Intel Capital, Menlo Park-based Sequoia Capital and Palo Alto-based Globespan Capital Partners.[23] Jajah had an impressive infrastructure for its VOIP service and had been concentrating its efforts more on offering a white-label service for operators and other providers than competing directly with Skype or Google Voice. It took over the running of Yahoo’s VOIP service 2008 and has also been offering its service to the enterprise market.[24] After reaching 25 million clients worldwide, Jajah was acquired December 2009 by Telefonica for $207 million in an all cash deal.[5]

Business Angel

Acting as a business angel, Daniel has helped companies Technik Design (Austria)[25][unreliable source?], ACP Capital Partners (Austria), Kronomy Inc. (USA)[26] and Talenthouse Inc. (USA)[27] with his expertise in internet strategy, technology and contacts.

Auftrag.at

In 1999, Daniel co-founded the e-government solution company “Auftrag.at” with a direct co-ownership of the government owned publication “Wiener Zeitung”. They successfully lobbied to allow public tenders to be published on business websites.[28] The company received Austria's Federal Award of Excellence in 2002 [29] and has become the de-facto standard for public tenders in Europe.[30][31]

Publications

  • 2000 „Datenbanken mit Delphi“ publisher: C&L-Verlag[32]
  • 2001 „SQL – Der Einsatz im Intra- und Extranet“ publisher: C&L-Verlag[8]
  • 2002 "Datenbanken mit Delphi, 2. Auflage“ publisher: C&L Verlag[33]

Honors and awards

  • May 2009 - JAJAH Wins TiE50 Award[34]
  • April 2009 - CNET Webware 100 Awards Finalist[35]
  • November 2008 - Jajah named "Top VoIP Company 2008" by FierceVoIP[36]
  • August 2008 - Jajah selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner[37]
  • March 2008 - Graham Bell Award "Best Communication Solution 2007"[38]
  • December 2007 - Winner "FierceVoIP Top Ten Leaders in VoIP"[39]
  • November 2007 - Jajah named "Red Herring Top 100 Global" Finalist[40]
  • August 2007 - Winner "AlwaysOn 100 Top Companies"[41]
  • March 2007 - Jajah named "Pulver 100" winner[42]
  • January 2007 – Daniel ranked as 81st most important Austrian (News Magazine)[6]
  • November 2006 - Winner "Fierce 15 Wireless"[43]
  • October 2006 - Daniel ranked as 54th most important Austrian citizen in Salzburg (Salzburger Fenster)[7]
  • May 2006 - Jajah named "Red Herring Top 100" [40]
  • Top 100 Innovators Award[44]
  • November 2002: Federal Award of Excellence, Austria[29]

References

Online

  1. ^ "NEWS Magazine June 2010". NEWS. June 17, 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44820714@N06/4713169245/. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  2. ^ Wauters, Robin (March 17, 2011). Techcrunch. http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/17/exclusive-facebook-co-founder-eduardo-saverin-leads-6-5m-round-for-jumio/. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  3. ^ Shaughnessy, Haydn (March 18, 2011). Forbes. http://blogs.forbes.com/haydnshaughnessy/2011/03/18/what-eduardo-saverin-did-next-and-why-jumio-and-qwiki-matter/. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  4. ^ Schonfeld, Erick; Jeanette Borzo (September 20, 2006). "Totally free and hassle-free phone calls". Business 2.0. http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/15/technology/disruptors_jajah.biz2/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b Hetz, Robert (2009-12-23). "Telefonica buys Internet phone provider Jajah". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE5BM1H320091223. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  6. ^ a b "NEWS Magazine 01/2007" (in German). NEWS Verlag. http://www.flickr.com/photos/35659901@N04/3300709871/sizes/l/. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  7. ^ a b "Die Liste der Top 100 Salzburger". Salzburger Fenster. http://www.salzburger-fenster.at/crubrik/top-100-salzburger/4206/die-liste-der-top-100-salzburger-2006_4698.html. Retrieved 2009-02-22. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Amazon.de Search Results" (in German). Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?_encoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-de&field-author=Daniel%20H.%20Mattes. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  9. ^ "Startup Success 2006". Churchill Club. http://www.churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=708. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  10. ^ "DEMOfall 2006". JAJAH. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jajah/256556308/in/set-72157594305124390/. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  11. ^ "'Jajah - Eine Erfolgsstory der Internettelefonie' - Vortrag und Podiumsdiskussion nun online abrufbar" (in German). EDUHI. http://www.eduhi.at/index.php?changeurlto=news&news=1&news_id=4101&preview=1. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Jajah". Sequoia Capital. http://www.sequoiacap.com/company/jajah/. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  13. ^ Meyer, David (May 11, 2007). "Intel funds VoIP company". ZDNet Asia. http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/communications/0,39044192,62012116,00.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  14. ^ Saunders, Alec. "Interview with JAJAH’s Daniel Mattes on the eve of their deal with Yahoo!". Saunderslog.com. http://saunderslog.com/2008/04/29/interview-with-jajahs-daniel-mattes-on-the-eve-of-their-deal-with-yahoo/. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  15. ^ "Daniel Mattes at Jajah". Vanity Fair. http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/communications/0,39044192,62012116,00.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  16. ^ Pogue, David (2007-08-02). "Get Your Free Net Phone Calls Here". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/technology/circuits/02pogue.html?_r=2&ei=5040&oref=slogin. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  17. ^ "Mailbag: How to use iPhones outside the USA". USA Today. http://blogs.usatoday.com/technologylive/2007/08/mailbag-how-to-.html. Retrieved 2009-02-27. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Jajah Lands Yahoo Deal". Business Week. http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2008/04/jajah_lands_yah.html. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  19. ^ "Two new Voices in the Valley". Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/1dc369f0-4e49-11db-bcbc-0000779e2340,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F1%2F1dc369f0-4e49-11db-bcbc-0000779e2340.html&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ft.com%2FsearchResults%3Fpage%3D2%26queryText%3Djajah. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  20. ^ Fischer, Bernhard (January 26, 2009). "Telefonie-Anbieter Jajah hat Umsatz verzehnfacht" (in German). WirtschaftsBlatt. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1332/917647254_158a545476.jpg?v=0. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  21. ^ "Jajah founder unveils online payments start-up Jumio". tmcnet. http://microsoft-news.tmcnet.com/news/2010/06/11/4840943.htm. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  22. ^ Wauters, Robin (March 17, 2011). Techcrunch. http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/17/exclusive-facebook-co-founder-eduardo-saverin-leads-6-5m-round-for-jumio/. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  23. ^ "Reports: O2 to buy Jajah for $200M". 2009-12-20. http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2009/12/14/daily96.html. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  24. ^ "Jajah bought by Telefónica for $207m". http://blogs.ft.com/techblog/2009/12/breaking-jajah-bought-by-telefonica-for-207m/. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  25. ^ "Daniel Mattes". CruchBase. http://www.crunchbase.com/person/daniel-mattes. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  26. ^ "QINO Flagship: Kronomy Now On Board" (Press release). PR-Inside. May 7, 2008. http://www.pr-inside.com/qino-flagship-kronomy-now-on-board-r576115.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  27. ^ "Qino Flagship AG (Public, WBAG:QINO)". Google Finance. http://www.google.com/finance?q=WBAG:QINO. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  28. ^ "lieferanzeiger.at" (in German). Wien-Konkret. http://www.wien-konkret.at/wirtschaft/printmedien/4/wiener-zeitung-lieferanzeiger/. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  29. ^ a b "Auftrag.at gewinnt "multimedia & e-business Staatspreis" 2002" (Press release). NewsFox. September 18, 200. http://www.newsfox.com/pte.mc?pte=020918044. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  30. ^ Dirnbacher, Stephanie (January 8, 2009). "Zuschlag per Mausklick" (in German). Wiener Zeitung. http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4103&Alias=wzo&cob=390256. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  31. ^ "PEPPOL (Pan European Public Procurement Online)" (in German). BRZ Portal. May 23, 2008. http://www.brz.gv.at/Portal.Node/brz/public?gentics.am=PCP&p.contentid=10007.28879. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  32. ^ "Datenbanken mit Delphi, m. CD-ROM (Gebundene Ausgabe)" (in German). Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/dp/3932311906. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  33. ^ "Datenbanken mit Delphi. Vom Flat- File- System zu Client/ Server (Gebundene Ausgabe)" (in German). Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/dp/3932311590. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  34. ^ "JAJAH Wins TiE50 Award" (Press release). dBusinessNews. Mai 18, 2009. http://sanjose.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=183330&type_news=latest. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  35. ^ "JAJAH Named a Finalist in CNET Webware Awards" (Press release). dBusinessNews. April 3, 2009. http://sanjose.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=180638&type_news=latest. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  36. ^ "Jajah, Top VoIP Company 2008: FierceVoIP, Fierce 15". FierceVoIP. November 3, 2008. http://www.fiercevoip.com/special-reports/jajah-top-voip-company-2008-fiercevoip-fierce-15. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  37. ^ "AO Global 250 Winners". AlwaysON. July 17, 2008. http://www.alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/27959. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  38. ^ "JAJAH Named Best Cmmunication Solution by a Group of 25 Global Phone Carriers" (Press release). Reuters. March 6, 2008. http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS119588+06-Mar-2008+MW20080306. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  39. ^ "FierceVoIP Announces Top Ten Leaders in VoIP; JAJAH on Leading Edge of VoIP Technology" (Press release). Reuters. January 17, 2008. http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS213409+17-Jan-2008+MW20080117. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  40. ^ a b Medford, Cassimir (August 14, 2008). "Intel, Jajah Awaken VoIP Inside". Red Herring. http://www.redherring.com/Home/24658. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  41. ^ "JAJAH Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner". Ipernity. August 6, 2008. http://www.ipernity.com/blog/jajah/82925. Retrieved 2009-02-20. [dead link]
  42. ^ "Pulver 100 2007". Pulver.com. 2007. http://www.pulver.com/pulver100/. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  43. ^ "FierceVoIP Selects JAJAH as a 2006 "Fierce 15" VoIP Company" (Press release). Marketwire. November 8, 2006. http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Jajah-Inc-NASDAQ-MSFT-711271.html. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  44. ^ "Top 100 Innovative Companies". Red Herring. December 10, 2004. http://www.redherring.com/Home/11067. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 

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