Meet the world’s first talent investor in talks with the person who closed one of the biggest sales in the history of the audio domain.
Entrepreneur First is excited to welcome Roman Sick, the CEO of Holoplot for a fireside chat to discuss what it means to lead a deeptech company especially in times of crisis.
We’ll be discussing what changed when Roman stepped in and took over the struggling company Holoplot pre-product and pre-revenue, what learnings he made from the last 4 years as owner and CEO, while turning around the business and growing it to almost 100 people, closing heavyweight customers like Deutsche Bahn, as well as delivering the most advanced and complex technology to the biggest project in his industry, the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas.
| Audio Technology of the Year 2019 AV Magazine
| Deutsche Bahn Supplier Innovation Award 2018
| PLASA Innovation Award 2018
| Winner of the 2017 Interactive Innovation Award at SXSW
| 1 of 50 most innovative companies in the world by MIT Tech Review
| Digital Top 50 Startups
We build hardware and software products that push the boundaries of conventional audio and speaker technology. Based on wave field synthesis, Holoplot systems enable a radical new approach to generating high-quality genuine audio and breaking the rules of the game. Our products allow real-time adjustable sound projections, along with a new standard in precision, quality and consistency. We provide outstanding acoustic solutions, even in the most challenging environments. Our products are made with love for the industry, a commitment to high quality, and passion to disrupt the status quo.
About Entrepreneur First:
Entrepreneur First has pioneered a new model for company creation. We bring extraordinary individuals together to meet co-founders, create companies, and get funding. We have helped 1000+ founders build 150+ companies, with a combined valuation of over $2 billion. Our latest Demo Day saw companies working in fields from new understandings of biology to the automation of large factories.
Our major exits to date include Magic Pony, led by Rob Bishop and Zehan Wang, which was acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m only 18 months after the Founders met on the EF programme.
EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn), Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, Lakestar Capital, and Deep Mind founders Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman.