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Peter Arvai Wikipedia
Peter Arvai (in Hungarian: Árvai Péter, born in Karlskoga, October 26, 1979) is a Swedish businessman of Hungarian parentage.
He is CEO and co-founder of Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software company. As an entrepreneur, he founded omvard.se in Sweden, and co-founded Prezi along with other two co-founders Adam Somlai-Fischer, a designer and Peter "HP" Halacsy, a computer scientist and university professor; and officially launched it in 2009. Peter Arvai was one of the developers of Patented Web feed message browsing along with Joacim Boivie and Joakim Hilj.
He is originally from Karlskoga, Sweden, and he mentions that his parents were Hungarian. He lived and worked in Budapest, Tokyo, Stockholm, Singapore and San Francisco. Peter Arvai attended Stockholm University in 2001 and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 2006. During his time at Stockholm University, Arvai participated in the 12 month Vulcanus in Japan programme, established by the EU and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. During this time he studied Japanese and completed a training program at Fuji Xerox in Japan. As part of his business program, Arvai studied economics in Singapore for an exchange semester. Arvai was one of the first batch of students to attend the newly introduced Master in Media Technology and Engineering program (1999-2005) at the Royal Institute of Technology. After graduating Arvai co-founded the program's alumni group.
Arvai launched omvard.se, a company that helps patients compare treatment outcomes between hospitals. Omvard.se won best website of Sweden 2009. He was also vice president for product portfolio at the Swedish mobile communications company Mobispine, where he worked with Joacim Boivie and Joakim Hilj to develop first mobile newsreader to follow TED Talks from mobile devices.
In 2009, Arvai approached TED Conference given the companies’ common vision of promoting the open exchange of ideas and he had pitched the investment idea to in the conference. TED Conference, Accel Partners and Sunstone Capital were Prezi's investors that participated in Series A and Series B funding rounds.
Arvai speaks English, Swedish, Hungarian and Japanese fluently, is a Bikram Yoga enthusiast and has expressed interest in writing a Swedish-language cookbook on everyday Japanese cuisine. He is openly gay.Plugg- March 10, Brussels
TEDxBGSU -" Why We Need to Make Healthcare Comparable " - March 2011, Ohio
SxSW - ""What happens in Budapest stays in Budapest?" - March 2011, Texas
UC Berkeley "Mind the Bridge" -February 2012, California
NEXT Berlin - April 2012, Berlin
Web Summit- October 2012, Dublin
DLD Conference- "Creativity & Entrepreneurship" - January 2013, Munich
Stanford E-Week- "Hot Software Startups Out of Central and Nordic Europe" -March 2013, California
The Economist Information Forum- "The Ideas Economy" Ideas Economy Series- June 2013, California
New York Times- "Start-Ups Defy Economic Climate" -May, 2012
TechCrunch- "How Jaiku Made Prezi Focus On The US Market"- November, 2012
FoxBusiness -"5 Tips on How to Hit Your Next Business Pitch out of the Park" -September, 2012
TechCrunch- "Dispelling the Eureka Myth" -August, 2012
NextUp.Asia- "Chatting about Revolutionary Entrepreneurship Journey with Founder of Prezi – ‘Giving Powerpoint a Run for Its Money!" -December, 2012
AmexOpen Forum & LinkedIn Influencer- "The Dream Dinner Challenge" -March, 2013
LinkedIn Influencer posts ""
Mashable interview "" -March, 2013
AMEX OpenForum "" -April, 2013
Huffington Post ""- April, 2013
Small Biz Technology "" -April, 2013
U.S. News & World Report "" -May, 2013
All Things Digital "" -June, 2013
Wall Street Journal "" -July, 2013
Wall Street Journal "" -August, 2013
EuroNews "" -July 2014
TheNextWeb "" -June, 2014
Forbes "" -June, 2014
Peter Arvai is author of "Developing the Business Case for a New Mobile Service: An Exercise in Business Model Designing" -VDM Verlag June 25, 2008