Speaker: Dominik Matyka
Dr. Dominik Matyka is a serial entrepreneur with extensive digital experience having founded multiple companies of which he successfully sold three. He is a board member and chief advisor for DMEXCO, the world's leading digital marketing exposition and conference with more than +40.000 yearly attendees and +1.000 exhibitors. In addition to DMEXCO, he is a founding partner at Cavalry Ventures, a leading Berlin-based venture capital fund, having invested in most innovative companies such as Freighthub (together with Northzone), Rekki (together with Atomico), Caroobi (together with BMW). As a serial entrepreneur and avid investor in many businesses, he’s also an advisor or board member to many companies. His main expertise is Publishing-, AdTech and MarketingTech. He further has substantive knowledge in Property-, HR- and MedTech. His passion and domain expertise is with marketplaces, SaaS and networks as well as crypto currencies. Before founding Cavalry and joining DMEXCO, Dominik co-founded three successful start-ups and was an active business angel with multiple exits. Most notably, Dominik founded and acted as CEO of Plista, a provider of innovative solutions in native advertising and content marketing space, which was eventually sold to WPP Inc. while having a presence in +20 markets and employing several hundred employees. Before that, he earned a doctorate degree at Technical University of Berlin with studies at the University of Vienna, Cass Business School London and the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Dominik is highly recognized as a successful tech entrepreneur in several prestigious rankings and was a finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, ranked multiple times among the most important tech founders and recently got selected Top 100 stars in media and marketing by prestigious W&V magazine. Dominik is happily married and father a beautiful son. In his free-time he enjoys golf, oldtimers, cooking and coaching entrepreneurship. Among others he is a proud member of YPO.