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Sheffield Hallam University
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Current Companies

Chairman & CEO
Board of Directors

Former Companies

Co-founder & President
Executive Manager

Web Presences


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Roman Scharf

Austrian-born Roman Scharf co-founded [JAJAH] in late 2005 with Daniel Mattes with the aim of changing the world of voice communication. JAJAH soon became the worlds most innovative communications company, offering flexible, next-generation telephony solutions for consumers and businesses. As President of the company, Roman focused on product development, marketing and communications.

JAJAH has been acquired by O2/Telefonica in December 2009 for US $207 million in an all-cash transaction.

Roman joined Talenthouse as a founding angel investor in April 2008. He was instrumental in getting the company funded and worked on brand strategy and corporate development in the role of an Advisor to the Board of Directors. In March 2009 Roman took over as the company’s CEO.

Talenthouse is the most influential online community of artists and creators, bringing aspiring talent and industry icons together to cultivate conversations and campaigns across the web. Artists always keep ownership of their own work using Talenthouse as a platform to make connections that drive their careers forward.

Brands and advertisers use our Sponsored Engagement Engine (SEE) to work with artists while leveraging their original content and influence across and beyond the social web.

Talenthouse provides the link between social web influencers, content creators and brands to deliver peer-to-peer engagement through collaboration and community participation.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
eblizz 1/2008Angel$650k1



Interview with Roman Scharf on CNN

Added: 9/29/10

Roman Scharf gives JAJAH Mobile Demo at ScobleShow

Added: 9/29/10

Interview with Roman Scharf on PocketInfo

Added: 9/29/10


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