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NativeWaves Appoints New CEO, CTO

Christof Haslauer
(Image credit: NativeWaves)

HIMMELREICH, Austria—Broadcast technology specialist NativeWaves has announced it has strengthened its management team, and also raised over $1.5 million in additional seed equity capital and non-dilutive financing.

NativeWaves co-founder Christof Haslauer will become chief executive officer from Jan. 1, 2021, alongside fellow co-founder Oliver Dumboeck, who has been appointed chief technology officer. Previous CEO Eva Wimmers will leave the company to pursue other business opportunities.

Pascal Levensohn, chairman of the NativeWaves board, said: “Achieving significant commercial traction during the COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful market validation of the robustness of NativeWaves’ proprietary technology. The nature of sports entertainment delivery and fan interaction through digital media with live sports broadcasts has changed permanently. NativeWaves is positioned to drive that change globally.”

Commenting on his appointment, Christof Haslauer added: “NativeWaves is at an exciting stage. I am delighted by our strong momentum partnering with leading global organizations to deliver next generation, multiscreen, personalized viewing experiences.”