Our Journey

NativeWaves was established in 2016, in Salzburg, Austria, by 2 students of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. The journey which began with the quest to find a solution for viewers to enjoy movies in the language of their choice in the cinema, has today culminated with NativeWaves becoming a cutting-edge video and audio encoding company. The company is backed by a team of international investors and managed by a diverse group of professionals with years of industry experience.

NativeWaves partners with broadcasters to deliver next-level, synchronised, multiscreen, personalised experiences. Efficient, Versatile Agile and Non-Disruptive content delivery, with no changes to existing workflows.

Meet the Management Team

Marcel Hasenrader

Marcel Hasenrader

Chief Executive Officer

Christof Haslauer

Christof Haslauer

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Venkat Venkateshwaran

Venkat Venkateshwaran

Chief Marketing Officer

Oliver Dumböck

Oliver Dumböck

Co-Founder & Head of Engineering

Meet the Board

Pascal Levensohn

Pascal Levensohn

Chairperson

Since 1996, Pascal Levensohn has been the Managing Partner of Levensohn Venture Partners LLC (LVP) and the CEO of Levensohn Global LLC (LG) and its predecessor entities. Pascal has advised the Dolby family since 2011 and is currently a Managing Director of Dolby Family Ventures, which he co-manages with David Dolby.

Eva Wimmers

Eva Wimmers

Vice Chairperson

Eva Wimmers is President for Huawei Honor in Europe and VP for Honor Global. Wimmers oversees sales, operations and marketing in Europe and also global business. She was appointed at Honor in 2016. Before joining Huawei, she served as Chief Procurement Officer at Deutsche Telekom group and Member of the T-Systems Supervisory Board. Her proven track record of driving effective change within large and small international businesses and being an expert in building European and global trends, brands and partnerships make her a valuable asset for startups.

Andreas Spechtler

Andreas Spechtler

Board Member

Andreas Spechtler is a Strategic Business Accelerator/Investor and founder of Silicon Castles. Former President of Dolby International, with more than 25 years experience in technology, licensing business, digital entertainment, marketing, sales, business development and operations at Dolby, Sony and RealNetworks.

Thomas Weiß

Thomas Weiß

Board Member

Thomas Weiss is CEO and founder of Authentic Vision. He brought together his passion for innovation and deep experience in cryptology and IT security management to launch Authentic Vision in 2012. True to his original vision, the company works to develop innovative new technology and systems to stop product counterfeiting, reduce risk to consumers and protect brand owners’ revenue.