Werner Zahnt has more than 15 years experience in the internet and mobile content, application and messaging sectors.
Most recently, he was responsible for the world-wide mobile content business within VeriSign Inc, leading a team of 70+ people. He managed the integration and consolidation efforts of the 3united, mQube and VeriSign DCMS mobile content distribution products. For this effort he moved from Vienna, Austria to VeriSign headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
Werner has deep product management and engineering experience paired with thorough financial expertise. He gained broad functional and process experience working in many different operational and executive roles.
During his studies in business administration and informatics at the University of Business Administration and Economics in Vienna, Werner co-founded and was COO of SYSIS which merged with 2 other Austrian companies to become 3united. During his time at SYSIS he was also CEO of SYSIS d.o.o., a Croatian software engineering subsidiary in Zagreb.
In 1999, Werner founded FUNDAQ, a subsidiary of SYSIS that pioneered the field of online social trading markets. FUNDAQ was sold after one year to Blue-C AG.
Within SYSIS and 3united, Werner built a global mobile content distribution platform (CPS) from the ground up, and developed global partnerships with Ericsson and Napster. These initiatives led to one of the world’s most comprehensive global roll outs of mobile content services, with more than 25 deployments in 3 continents.
Werner has joined The Merger where he focuses on Finance, Engineering and Product Management. Within Speedinvest Werner focuses on startup due diligence, financial and product management.
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