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Comprimato story

Comprimato was born from a unique idea of leveraging the power of GPU’s for JPEG2000 video compression. What first started as a university project, led by Jiri Matela, quickly turned into a successful start-up.

In 2013, Comprimato was founded and offered a place in the South Moravian Innovation Centre, which is the most successful Czech technology incubator. The company accelerated even more after it received funding from Credo Ventures and Y Soft Ventures, a global company providing enterprise office solutions.

"Comprimato’s vision is to enable life-like viewing experience of video and images."

Business statement

Comprimato is a JPEG2000 software codec toolkit offering media & entertainment and geospatial imaging technology company’s life-like viewing experience that result in better enjoyment and more accurate decision-making. The JPEG2000 standard compliant Ultra HD software codec leverages the supercomputing power of GPUs and CPUs to speed up video and image compression by 10x. The codec saves infrastructure costs by 70%, reducing development cycles by 50% and enabling new revenue streams such as Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR) video.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Management Team

Profile

Jiří Matela

CEO & Co-founder

Jiri is Comprimato’s visionary, who developed the idea of creating a JPEG2000 encoder and decoder based on the capacity of a graphics card. Being a relentless entrepreneur, Jiri didn’t stop with just a thought. He sat down and brought his vision to reality, giving birth to Comprimato.

Profile

Martin Jirman

CTO & Co-founder

Martin’s role in Comprimato is to ensure that the codec solution is running smoothly. Martin is responsible for the technical implementation of the product and pre sales support. With his team, Martin elevates Comprimato’s solutions to technical perfection.

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Eva Kupsová

CFO/COO

Eva comes from the start-up world and brings vast amounts of financial management knowledge to Comprimato. As CFO and COO, Eva is responsible for all finances, budgeting, planning, and operations and acts as legal council. Prior to joining Comprimato, she was the financial and risk manager at CEITEC and held several senior management positions at CzechInvest, Regional Development Agency South Moravia and Finland Trade Centre.

Profile

Jan de Waard

Vice President of Sales

Jan drives world-wide sales for Comprimato. Jan’s main responsibility is to build successful partnerships with key image and video processing vendors. Before joining Comprimato, Jan was Head of Sales with Cognitive Security (acquired by Cisco), and he was also Business Development Director with Ripcode (acquired by RGB Networks).

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Mike Keeler

VP Business Development

Mike is responsible for developing strategic business partnerships with global M&E and geospatial technology companies. Prior to joining Comprimato, Mike worked for Kodak, SGI, Spruce and Vanguard Video and also ran his own video production company.

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Elke Heiss

VP Marketing

Elke manages Comprimato’s global strategic marketing and corporate communications campaigns. Prior to working with Comprimato, Elke gained extensive marketing and communications experience working with Avid, BBC, Equinix, Harmonic, Harris, Infosys and NETGEAR.

Jiri is Comprimato’s visionary, who developed the idea of creating a JPEG2000 encoder and decoder based on the capacity of a graphics card. Being a relentless entrepreneur, Jiri didn’t stop with just a thought. He sat down and brought his vision to reality, giving birth to Comprimato.

Martin’s role in Comprimato is to ensure that the codec solution is running smoothly. Martin is responsible for the technical implementation of the product and pre sales support. With his team, Martin elevates Comprimato’s solutions to technical perfection.

Eva comes from the start-up world and brings vast amounts of financial management knowledge to Comprimato. As CFO and COO, Eva is responsible for all finances, budgeting, planning, and operations and acts as legal council. Prior to joining Comprimato, she was the financial and risk manager at CEITEC and held several senior management positions at CzechInvest, Regional Development Agency South Moravia and Finland Trade Centre.

Jan drives world-wide sales for Comprimato. Jan’s main responsibility is to build successful partnerships with key image and video processing vendors. Before joining Comprimato, Jan was Head of Sales with Cognitive Security (acquired by Cisco), and he was also Business Development Director with Ripcode (acquired by RGB Networks).

Mike is responsible for developing strategic business partnerships with global M&E and geospatial technology companies. Prior to joining Comprimato, Mike worked for Kodak, SGI, Spruce and Vanguard Video and also ran his own video production company.

Elke manages Comprimato’s global strategic marketing and corporate communications campaigns. Prior to working with Comprimato, Elke gained extensive marketing and communications experience working with Avid, BBC, Equinix, Harmonic, Harris, Infosys and NETGEAR.


Board of Directors

Profile

Jiří Matela

CEO & Co-founder

Jiri is Comprimato’s visionary, who developed the idea of creating a JPEG2000 encoder and decoder based on the capacity of a graphics card. Being a relentless entrepreneur, Jiri didn’t stop with just a thought. He sat down and brought his vision to reality, giving birth to Comprimato.

Profile

Martin Jirman

CTO & Co-founder

Martin’s role in Comprimato is to ensure that the codec solution is running smoothly. Martin is responsible for the technical implementation of the product and pre sales support. With his team, Martin elevates Comprimato’s solutions to technical perfection.

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Vladislav Jež

Credo Ventures

Vladislav has been active in the venture capital industry since 1994 and launched one of the first VC funds, Credo Ventures, in the Czech Republic. As a Managing Partner of Credo Ventures since 2010, he is actively involved in several venture capital funds and is the Member of the Board of Comprimato. Prior to Credo Ventures, Vladislav was President of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and was a Board Member of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

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Ondřej Krajíček

Y Soft

Software architect and engineer by heart, Ondrej is CTO of Y Soft Corp., responsible for all Y Soft R&D operations, products and the underlying technology. He is also a Member of the Board of Comprimato, a Y Soft Ventures portfolio company. Ondrej is inspired by startups and helping them find solutions to seemingly impossible technological problems so they can successful launch their products.

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Martin Rehák

Cisco

Cisco principal engineer and entrepreneur. Martin is an industry expert and a well-respected figure in the Czech start-up community. He has worked in the area of machine learning, anomaly detection and network security and was the founder and CEO of Cognitive Security, a company that was acquired by Cisco in 2013. Rehak who has compiled an impressive track record for architecting new network security technologies brings a wealth of experience to his role at Comprimato.

Jiri is Comprimato’s visionary, who developed the idea of creating a JPEG2000 encoder and decoder based on the capacity of a graphics card. Being a relentless entrepreneur, Jiri didn’t stop with just a thought. He sat down and brought his vision to reality, giving birth to Comprimato.

Martin’s role in Comprimato is to ensure that the codec solution is running smoothly. Martin is responsible for the technical implementation of the product and pre sales support. With his team, Martin elevates Comprimato’s solutions to technical perfection.

Vladislav has been active in the venture capital industry since 1994 and launched one of the first VC funds, Credo Ventures, in the Czech Republic. As a Managing Partner of Credo Ventures since 2010, he is actively involved in several venture capital funds and is the Member of the Board of Comprimato. Prior to Credo Ventures, Vladislav was President of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and was a Board Member of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Software architect and engineer by heart, Ondrej is CTO of Y Soft Corp., responsible for all Y Soft R&D operations, products and the underlying technology. He is also a Member of the Board of Comprimato, a Y Soft Ventures portfolio company. Ondrej is inspired by startups and helping them find solutions to seemingly impossible technological problems so they can successful launch their products.

Cisco principal engineer and entrepreneur. Martin is an industry expert and a well-respected figure in the Czech start-up community. He has worked in the area of machine learning, anomaly detection and network security and was the founder and CEO of Cognitive Security, a company that was acquired by Cisco in 2013. Rehak who has compiled an impressive track record for architecting new network security technologies brings a wealth of experience to his role at Comprimato.

Comprimato Offices

Comprimato USA, San Francisco

Comprimato USA

795 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA

Comprimato Europe, Brno

Comprimato Europe

Botanicka 554/68a
Brno 60200
Czech Republic

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