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.

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.

@DLD, Munich
@4GameChangers, Austria
@CTIA, Los Angeles
@Alpbach Forum, Austria
@IBM Conference, Germany
@Marketing Forum, Vienna
@Money2020, Las Vegas
@TV Report, Austria

Competence in Artificial Intelligence

Rigourous systematic.