Daniel Mattes

Daniel Mattes
Daniel Mattes.jpg
Mattes in 2016
Born (1972-11-14) November 14, 1972 (age 49)
Freiburg, Germany.
NationalityAustrian
OccupationFounder & CEO of 42.cx
Founder of Jumio
Co-Founder of Jajah
Co-Founder of Auftrag.at
Years active2005–present
SpouseKarolina Zubkova Mattes
Children3
Parent(s)Manfred Mattes
Edeltraud Mattes

Daniel Mattes (born November 14, 1972) is an Austrian internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the founder and was 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.[1]

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.[2][3]

Prior to 42.cx, in 2010, he founded Jumio, an online authentication company.

Prior to Jumio, in 2005, he founded VoIP company Jajah[4] which was acquired 2009 for $207 million by Telefónica.[5] In 2007, he was voted 81st most important Austrian citizen by Austrian magazine "News" in the "1000 most important Austrians" list.[6]

On April 2, 2019, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Mattes with Defrauding Investors of Jumio Inc. Without admitting guilt,[7] Mattes agreed to pay over $17 million to include a fine of $640,000,[8] also Mattes has agreed to be barred from holding any executive position in any company traded publicly in the United States of America.[9][10]

  1. ^ "5 Business Angels vergeben 2 Millionen Euro in der PULS 4 Start-Up-Show. Ab 25. November 2013, immer um 20:15 Uhr, exklusiv auf PULS 4". ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4. October 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. ^ "42: Neues KI-Start-up von Jajah-Gründer Daniel Mattes". Futurezone. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
  3. ^ "Internetmillionaer-Mattes-wagt-Versuch-Nummer-3". Nachrichten. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  4. ^ Schonfeld, Erick; Jeanette Borzo (September 20, 2006). "Totally free and hassle-free phone calls". Business 2.0. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  5. ^ Hetz, Robert (2009-12-23). "Telefonica buys Internet phone provider Jajah". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  6. ^ "Die 1000 wichtigsten Oesterreicher". NEWS Magazine 01/2007 (in German). NEWS Verlag. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  7. ^ "This Startup Founder Just Paid $17 Million to Settle a Fraud Case. Now He's Heading an AI Startup". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  8. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/04/03/jumio-daniel-mattes-sec-lawsuit-bankruptcy.html. Retrieved 2019-11-25. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Michaels, Dave. "Jumio Founder to Pay $17 Million to Settle Accounting Fraud Claims". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  10. ^ "SEC Charges Ex-Jumio CEO Daniel Mattes With Defrauding Investors". news.bloomberglaw.com. Retrieved 2019-11-25.

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