A founding team of doers and dreamers

Taras Matselyukh
Founder & CEO
Jan Stip
Co-Founder, COO
Seva Matselyukh
Co-Founder, CCO/CFO
Mohan Rao
Co-Founder, Marketing Director

About us

OPT/NET B.V. is a team that builds comprehensive AI products based on decades of hardcore critical industry experience. Having served and protected the networks of clients all over the globe, the OPT/NET team was specially suited to develop a series of advanced AI products capable of dealing with an ever-increasing volume of data and complexity. Initially serving as a tool for our own telecom consulting practice, the OPT/NET AI engine has grown into a series of stand-alone platforms with unlimited potential across a variety of critical and data-intensive industries.

What we believe in

We believe in making humans superhuman, not replacing them. The OPT/NET AI Engine provides domain experts in both structured and unstructured data environments the ability to rapidly develop advanced real-time AI solutions that help them do their jobs more effectively, without requiring an advanced degree in data-science. Importantly, our solutions are human-driven, AI-assisted.

What we do

We meet the toughest problems head on. Our clients and partners have massive datasets, and extensive expertise in tackling industry-specific challenges. Our engineers have the most powerful generic AI platform at their disposal, and the skills and willingness to understand new and challenging environments. We’re able to integrate new data streams into our award-winning AI platform, learn and optimise workflows, and generate valuable operational results in hours/days/weeks instead of months/years.

From telecom networks to disaster zones. From farmlands to the open ocean. From analysing log lines to multispectral satellite imagery. Our approach remains the same: forge real meaningful partnerships with our customers to empower them towards achieving more with their data.

Released OptOSS AI v6.5
The blistering pace of our research and development efforts continues unabated, as we released the latest of a series of updates to the OptOSS AI platform.

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Featured in International Mining Magazine - Feb 2021
OPT/NET and the broader GoldenEye consortium were featured in IM Magazine as part of a piece on the intersection between mining technology and Artificial Intelligence.

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Official CENTURION H2020 Project launch scheduled for May 1st
Together with a consortium of leading partners, we look forward to kickstarting the CENTURION H2020 Project in May, where we'll be working diligently to combine and advance leading tools in two critical fields: AI and Big Data Cubes.

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€8.4M granted by the European Commission to develop AI mine monitoring platform
The EC has granted €8.4M to a 3-year H2020 project that develops an artificial intelligence platform for the monitoring and analysis of mine sites across Europe. The project, called Goldeneye, will develop solutions that improve safety, environmental impact and profitability of mines.

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OPT/NET granted ESA funding to tackle illegal fishing!
OPT/NET has been granted funding for a feasibility study “Environmental Crimes — Detection and Prevention of Illegal Fishing”, which will allow us to study how space technology can be applied to prevent illegal fishing and address the challenges limiting the effectiveness of current approaches.

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OPT/NET B.V. earned the H2020 Seal of Excellence!
The OPT/NET team is proud to have been recognised by the European Commission as a first-class innovator! We have been awarded the Seal of Excellence, which recognises the value of the proposal and helps other funding bodies take advantage of the extremely stringent Horizon 2020 evaluation process.

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Telecom veteran Jan Stip joined as a new advisory board director
With more than 25 years of experience in the Telecom and IT service industry Jan Stip transforms and bolsters OPT/NET’s Business Development efforts and help ramp up the continued commercial adoption of the OptOSS AI platform.

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Team OptOSS AI excelled in the global IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition
Team OptOSS AI advanced to the top 34 teams left in the global IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. ‘Team Holland’ is hoping to improve the lives of more than 1 billion people over the next 5 years.

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OPT/NET attended the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva
The OptOSS AI team attended the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva. The AI for Good Global Summit is the leading United Nations platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI.

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€500k in funding secured to bolster expansion of OptOSS AI
Announced the closing of a Pre-Series A round led by a number of private angels, for a total investment of over 500k Euro. The primary purpose of the funding was to accelerate the adoption of OPT/NET's advanced AI platforms.

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2018 Copernicus Emergency Management Challenge winners!
The European Commission sought innovative solutions that use Copernicus to support the management of natural disasters, man-made emergency situations, and humanitarian crises. We’re proud to announce that we have been selected as the winner of this challenge with our proposed ‘TSAR AI’ solution.

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Top 25 Living & Working Innovators in the Accenture Innovation Awards!
We're proud to have been selected as part of the Top 25 during the AIA, where Accenture and its partners looked to identify the most promising startups and innovations in the Netherlands, helping them grow, scale and flourish.

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OPT/NET shortlisted for the 2018 AIconics Awards in San Francisco
We’re proud to have been shortlisted as one of the top global startups in the “Best Innovation in RPA” category. The Aiconics are the world’s only independently-judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international AI Community.

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Launched OptOSS AI v1.0
Launched our flagship product - OptOSS AI - the most complete AIOps platform for critical and complex networks.
Incorporated OPT/NET B.V.
OPT/NET BV was incorporated on 19 Feb 2018 and managed to attract investments exceeding €500k from angel investors and founders, primarily because of the confidence in the AI-related IPR. Our growing team comprises technical, commercial, and operational expertise.
OptOSS AI won the Copernicus Masters Security Challenge!
OptOSS AI was selected as the winner of the Copernicus Masters Security Challenge. The jury was convinced OptOSS AI can close the gap that exists for the Copernicus Emergency and Security Services with regard to situational awareness and intelligence in critical situations.

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OptOSS AI accepted into the Rockstart AI Accelerator Program
Rockstart has announced the launch of Europe’s first AI acceleration program. The ten AI startups chosen for the program, including OptOSS AI, spent six months in s’Hertogenbosch, working along with mentors and partners, including the locally-based Jheronimus Academy of Data Science.

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Top 500 DeepTech Startups - Hello Tomorrow
Hello Tomorrow is a global non-profit on a mission to accelerate the transfer of breakthrough technologies into real world solutions by highlighting, empowering and connecting the most promising deep-tech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablers. We were selected as one of the top 500 most promising startups in the world, and attended the Global Summit in Paris on the 26–27th of October.

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OptOSS AI x EY Launchpad 2017
OptOSS AI was selected as one of the participating members for the EY Launchpad program, based in the Eindhoven High Tech Campus. The program involved developing partnerships and bridging the gap between startups and corporates.

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UvA AI Research
We collaborated with the University of Amsterdam by sponsoring a Master's research project, resulting in a highly innovative AI module being devised and infused into the platform.
ESA Business Incubation Centre
Incubated at the Space Business Innovation Centre in Noordwijk from 2014-16 as part of the program by the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. Augmenting NG-NetMS with space-worthy 'rocket science' know-how and assistance from ESA engineers kickstarted the evolution towards a standalone AIOps platform for critical networks.
Founded OPT/NET Consulting B.V. in January 2012
We delivered high-quality + cost-effective telecom networking, business consulting, and software development services. Our main specializations were custom software development and End-2-End telecom solutions development.
Published first public version of NG-NetMS in late 2012
NG-NetMS is an end-to-end network management platform for Linux servers, Cisco, Juniper, HP and Extreme routers, switches and firewalls. We successfully
used NG-NetMS for delivery of network assessment services for customers worldwide for many years.
NG-NetMS currently has >200k downloads on Sourceforge.
Over 2 decades of hardcore telecom network experience
Our team worked as telecom systems operators, who noticed the costly consequences of human errors in complex data-driven environments. Informed by these experiences, we founded a successful freelance consultancy, whose services were in high demand by leading telecom equipment vendors and telecoms globally.