About us

Our name was inspired by the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, where the number 42 is “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”, calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years.

Daniel Mattes is an entrepreneur by heart and started 42.CX as an Artificial Intelligence center for research and development after he discovered the massive commercial and disruptive potential of AI. With his AI team that he built up from previous companies in Silicon Valley, Daniel knew he had the best knowledge and skills that could enable him to benefit from this huge wave of innovation that was just starting to gain interest. To find the best way to benefit from AI took Daniel and his team 2 years of research before implementing his investment strategy and opening up his knowledge to the broader investment community. In November 2017 we launched our first investment product.

42.CX provides tailor made investment structures, research and advice in public and private AI companies across all industries to financial institutions, investment managers, family offices, HNWI and qualified investors. Our partners can be anyone who is quick to adapt to change and embrace an emerging industry to hedging their bets through portfolio diversification and wants to become one of the early investors in what is likely to be the greatest commercial opportunity of our generation.

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  • Our skills and core strengths

    We have a long history in AI, throughout previous ventures we created successful businesses and have a proven track record. Out team - the center piece of our success - has been built built up over 15 years. We can proudly say that some of the worlds' leading AI scientists are part of 42.CX. Together with our IP Validation Team, we have the technical expertise to empower an Investor with the knowledge and capabilities to tell the difference between a company who claims to do AI and a company that really has a technological breakthrough.

    As successful entrepreneurs we also have built a strong network which provides us with unparalleled access to AI investment opportunities. We have worked with the most prestigious venture capital funds in the world and have intense experience with secondary market transactions.

    Our market intelligence platform, which is based on years of data collection from a multitude of data sources, allows us to systematically scan the universe of AI opportunities for the best investment opportunities. Our comprenensive network of experts - from AI scientists to financial market specialsts - allows us to add human intelligence to our data.

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  • A team of experts adds intelligence to data

    Over the years we hand picked a team of experts, each of them a renowned expert in his field. Each expert is contributing to our AI market intelligence platform by providing insight, analysis and scoring. Propiertary formulas are weighting these expert driven inputs and adds a layer of intelligence to the companies we are tracking.

    • Gabriele Zedlmayer Innovation

      Accomplished international speaker on the subjects of sustainable management, social innovation and the future of work.

    • Thomas Willomitzer Technology

      Technology entrepreneur. HF trading at UBS London, coFounder of last.FM, CTO of Jumio and CEO of Snapscreen.

    • Markus Rumler Marketing and PR

      Marketing and PR Expert. Former Jajah, Jumio and founder of Creatix. Received multiple awards.

    • Steve Rogers Innovation

      Google Zurich, London, Moscow and Tel Aviv. Expert for innovation and user experience.

    • Jivka Ovtcharova AI and Innovation

      Chair for Information Management in Engineering at KIT, Director for Intelligent Systems at FZI.

    • Daniel Mattes CEO

      Serial Internet entrepreneur. International speaker. Book author.

    • Anne Gfrerer Communication and Digital Readiness

      SVP UniCredit, expert for strategic communication and digital readiness, speaker and moderator, initiator HVB Women´s Council

    • Andrea Gaal Innovation

      CEO & Co-Founder dataflag, Data Compliance & Univ. Lect. i.Economics Webster Univ. & Supervis.Board Memb Raiff. Bank Int.

    • Edwin Lughofer AI Expert

      Key Researcher with the Fuzzy Logic Laboratorium. Author of 170+ publications

    • Wolf-Dieter Grabner Graphic and Design

      Creative expert and entrepreneur. Expert for graphic and design and Ui/Ux.

    • Attila Gergely Operations

      Entrepreneur and experienced operations manager at international scale.

    • Martin Drexler Strategic Vision

      Art- and Creative Director, expert for global brand strategies and new business operations.

    • Bruno Buchberger AI Expert

      Internationally awarded scientist. Founding Chairman of RISC; Founding Head of Softwarepark Hagenberg

    • Giacomo Bonavera Relationship Manager

      Market trend analyst and expert for Thomson Reuters, Capilis and GFG Group.

    • Thomas Jungreithmeir Corporate Finance and taxes

      Expert for international corporate finance, mergers and acquisition and taxes.

    • Vladimir Arlazarov AI Expert

      Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Invented IBM Kaissa.

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  • Public appearances & delegation visits

    Our team members are regular speakers at international events and are part of delegation visits to AI companies around the world.

    Sensetime visit, China
    Intellifusion visit, China
    Yi visit, China
    Delegation visit to China
    @DLD, Munich
    @4GameChangers, Austria
    @CTIA, Los Angeles
    @Alpbach Forum, Austria
    @IBM Conference, Germany
    @Marketing Forum, Vienna
    @Money2020, Las Vegas
    @TV Report, Austria
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  • Competence in Artificial Intelligence

    Rigourous systematic.