MATIC RUPNIK, Founder & CEO
Matic is an experienced full-stack developer and serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of managing different size teams and working at C-level positions.
He used to work with different consultancies and e-learning companies as a Sales contractor, but at the same time kept his passion for software development alive. Skilled in sales, marketing, and software development, he is no stranger to the startup world, having successfully co-founded and exited a tech company at the age of 20.
Kent is a CTO / VP Engineering type with 35 years of experience. An inspirational leader with a cool head in a crisis experienced at building and growing high-functioning and flexible engineering teams. Also a software architect and software engineer with technical experience all over the stack, including scalable backends, user interfaces, programming languages, and hardware drivers. Architected, developed, and delivered big and small systems in a wide range of industries and technologies.
Founder of Blue Sea Capital Scsp and Vafer Ltd., Mr. Karpe currently holds the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board at Nova Ljubljanska banka dd, Managing Director & Director at Angler Ltd. and Partner at Blue Sea Capital doo.
In his past career Mr. Karpe held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Eon doo, Partner at Vafer Ltd., Partner at Blue Sea Capital Scsp, Managing Director at Publikum Korpfin doo družba za podjetniško svetovanje, Head-Business Development at Telekom Slovenije dd and Head-Assets & Liabilities Department at SKB Banka dd.
Mr. Karpe received a graduate degree from San Diego State University and an undergraduate degree from Faculty of Economics Ljubljana University.
Matt has a broad industry background in industrial, governmental, telecom, and commercial IT. His business interest have been focused on the Americas, Asia, Europe and Central Europe, with a special focus on the Bay area and VC funded technology companies. Finally, Matt has worked in roles within engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Matt’s career reflects a strong applied creativity to overlapping roles, regions, and industries. He has agile and iterative team-first approach, and the ultimate ability to turn, sometimes stalled, business ideas and products into valuable, profitable revenue streams.
Mr. Dunn is a gaming expert, specializing in chance-based games, such as slots, and serves as the next-gen gaming consultant for Interblock.
He was the executive producer on a number of video games, including Marlow Briggs and Mask of Death, which grossed over $45 million worldwide.
He was a musician and programmer who was the main sound designer at Ocean Software. His video game music career started back in 1987 when he worked for Ocean Software. He stayed after Infogrames bought Ocean in 1998 and then left in 2000. He worked at Electronic Arts after that before finally retiring from his video game music career.
Content Chairman for the annual Smart Building Conference at ISE in Amsterdam, Content Chairman for EXPERT TALKS @ IFA GLOBAL MARKETS, moderator for DISTREE XXL in Monte Carlo and keynote speaker at a number of high tech events.
Mr. Snyder publishes the weekly pan-European business news portals EUROPEAN SOLUTION PROVIDER (B2B IT solutions), CONSUMER IT (consumer IT), On CE (consumer electronics), MOBILE CHANNELS (smartphone and mobile devices), ECI (Home Networking & Home Automation installers), DIGITAL SIGNAGE NEWS EMEA (digital signage), SMART BUILDING DAILY (smart building), and rAVe EUROPE (pro Audio Visual).