Managing Partner, MAD ventures
Wieland was born in Lustenau/Vorarlberg. He lives in Innsbruck, Austria and Ireland, mainly in Innsbruck. Trained physicist and scientist, Wieland founded phion a leading European IT security vendor in 2000 and served as ist CEO until 2009. After Barracuda Networks acquired phion, Wieland went on to lead Barracuda’s EMEA business until 2018. As Barracuda’s company speaker he delivered hundreds of talks and keynotes about IT security and digitization in general. Since then Wieland has co-founded several companies and serves as executive and chairman. He still enjoys giving keynotes on conferences.1970 born in Lustenau, Austria
1989-1999 university studies and scientific research in Graz, Innsbruck and Paris
1999 PhD in theoretical physics with distinction
2000 Founder of phion
2004-2009 CEO of phion
2007 IPO of phion
2008 Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year
2010-2018 General Manager EMEA for Barracuda Networksfrom 2018- Managing Partner at MAD ventures. Chairman at Business Beat und Innerspace, CFO of Swarm Analytics and MADiscover, Advisor for i4guard.
from 2018- Managing Partner at MAD ventures. Chairman at Business Beat und Innerspace, CFO of Swarm Analytics and MADiscover, Advisor for i4guard.