Daniel Mattes (born November 14, 1972), a serial Internet entrepreneur and business angel living in Silicon Valley, USA and Austria, Europe, was the chairman and co-founder of VoIP company Jajah which was acquired 2009 for $207 million by Telefonica and is member of the board of the venture fund Qino Flagship AG.
In 2007, he was voted 81st most important Austrian citizen by Austrian magazine â€œNewsâ€ in the â€œ1000 most important Austriansâ€ list and voted 54th most important Austrian citizen in Salzburg by Austrian magazine “Salzburger Fenster” in the “Top 100 list”. He published three IT books, was speaker at conferences like the Churchill Club, DEMO Conference or the University of Linz and wrote multiple articles in tech-related magazines. In his professional life he has close working relationships with companies like Sequoia Capital, Intel, Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay and other important players in the industry. During his ventures he was covered multiple times on TV, radio and newspapers like Vanity Fair, New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, Financial Times or Wirtschaftsblatt.
Daniel began his career when he started his first company, Auftrag.at, an online public tendering solution for which he received the Austrian Federal Award of Excellence. The company was acquired within two years of inception and today is the largest tendering solution in Austria and Europe. Daniel then went on to invest in Technik Design AG, a media technology company where he joined the management board. During his tenure the company expanded rapidly and reached profitability.
A celebrated expert in database technology, Daniel has published three books including SQL â€“ Usage in Extra- and Internet, Databases with Delphi and Database development in the Internet. He has also been published many times in tech related publications.