Dieter Kondek

Founding Partner at DKFL Capital

Founder & CEO, MergingMinds International LLC | Managing Partner, TransAtlantic Venture Partners | Co-Founder & Partner, Global Blockchain Ventures (GBV) | Co-Founder & Chairman, EduPortle Inc. | Advisor, C5 Capital 


Venture Capitalist | Serial Entrepreneur | Board Member | Former C-Level Executive | 


Dieter Kondek has over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, startup mentor, and senior executive in the technology industry. He co-founded and invested in multiple successful startups and served as CEO and in senior leadership positions at both venture capital-funded and publicly listed companies in the software and infrastructure technologies industries. 


He was co-founder, and chief executive officer of DynaPel Systems Inc., a big data and video analytics company, from 2002 to 2006. He raised more than $10.0 million in capital and guided the company from startup to IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2005. From 2006 to 2008 he was chief executive officer of Agent Video Inc., an AI and video analytics company. He raised more than $5.0 million in capital and build a global team in the US, Israel, Europe & Asia. Previously, he led Pivot3 Inc., a Texas-based Hyperconverged storage company, as its vice president of Sales and Business Development from 2009 to 2013. Pivot3 reach leading market position in hyperconverged and video surveillance storage segment and together with the executive team he raised more than $100 million from venture capital investors like Lightspeed Ventures, Focus Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Interwest Partners. 


His career began at IBM Corporation in 1976. Subsequently he co-founded the largest IBM PC reseller in Germany. He was Managing Director at public listed Computer 2000 AG from 1988 to 1994, which was subsequently merged with Tech Data Corporation, Florida largest Company by market cap and the second largest IT Distributor worldwide. He was Co-Founder and President EMEA at Tradex Technologies from 1995 to 1997, a B2B marketplace e-commerce exchange, which was acquired by Ariba, Inc. in a stock deal valued at $1.86 billion and was Florida’s first USD Billion unicorn exit.


He also served in senior executive positions at Dell Computer from 1997 to 1998, MetaCreations from 1998 to 2000 and Linotype-Hell AG from 1994 to 1995. He was formerly Board Member at Agent Video Intelligence, Inc. (USA, Israel) 2006 to 2007, DynaPel Systems, Inc. (USA, Norway) from 2002 to 2006, Linotype-Hell AG (USA, Germany) from 1994 to 1995, and Expander AB (Sweden) from 1991 to 1994. 


Dieter is Co-Author of the Book “Blockchain in Healthcare”. 


Dieter is a frequent speaker & panel member at several events like Smart City Blockchain Conference | Smart City Expo Atlanta | Synapse Innovation Summit | ETRE | CeBIT | Internet World | EuroChannels | European Technology Forum | ISC West | TechSec Solutions

04.00 - 05.00 PM

Saturday Morning 4th Feb Conference

Tampa Tank Pitch Competition

5 startups throughout the southeast US will present in front of a live panel of investors and industry influencers for the chance to get funded live! Shark tank style.