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Matt D.


Hometown: Bristol

Member since:

March 18, 2010


Tell everyone a little about yourself.

I founded and launched the online poker room in 2003 (sold in 2012 to the world's largest online poker operator), as well as some other well known UK gambling sites. I am currently director/owner at the popular UK poker tour,, and our new concept in gambling, I like to wakeboard, play pingpong, squash, try new & exciting things. I love live music, and cinema (Independent over Hollywood).

Are you currently running a tech company or looking to form one? Tell us about that!

Aside from my main businesses - and - I have just bought a watersports/adventure sports company based in France ( and plan to move to St Tropez, France, to run it as a "lifestyle business" from April/May 2017. I made the purchase pre-Brexit, so that sucks a bit. Techy developments for the business include a complete website redesign (probably Wordpress based), social media feeds, online booking etc. Although my background was (many years ago!) in web development, I am looking for some help with most of these areas due to being very rusty these days... I also plan to do a fair bit of filming (of customers wakeboarding/waterskiing etc.) via goPro and drones, with the idea to provide edited footage to customers on a branded USB stick at the end of their holidays :-)

Which tech companies have you been involved with in the past?

I founded and launched the,,,,, websites.


I sold my tech startup ( in 2012. I'm now co-owner of Amateur Poker Association & Tour (, & In May 2016 purchased a watersports/adventur­e sports company based in Saint Tropez in France (www.adventure-sport­

What Matt D. is saying about this Meetup Group

Cannot recommend highly enough if you are a tech entrepreneur in the South West. Great to bounce ideas off each other, and hear of others who have gone/going through similar experiences to yourself. 5stars (out of 5).

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