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I am the founder and CEO of Conferize, the leading platform for events looking to get online, sell tickets and get their community talking. 

Conferize is by Forbes considered to be the best networking platform for professional events, selected above Twitter and LinkedIn.  You can follow my talks, events and content on Conferize.

I'm also also Co-Founder of Issuu, a Time.com Best Website. Issuu, a 'YouTube for publishing', is  in the US top-100, serving 70+ m users and almost 8 bn pages every month. Recently FastCompany named Issuu the ‘4th most influential startup on the internet’.

I hold an MA in Culture & Communications. In 2006 I gave up an international PhD fellowship for the love of entrepreneurship and (almost) never looked back. Generally I operate within culture & technology, innovation & design.

I also co-founded the band Epic Typo that opened for Einstürzende Neubauten at Casa da Musica.

"Martin's value to enterprise is considerable - his skills as communicator and visionary have a fluidity, malleability and elasticity which are a dream to have when faced with the ever-changing context that is business today. He is the enterprise equivalent of a star football player in the ascendant; disarmingly, he also has rare qualities of geniality and modesty which one does not normally associate with virtuosity of this order."
- aladin




Headshot by Kevin Abosch.
Backdrop photo by Jonas Pryner.