Match-Maker Ventures is where innovation meets experience. We are matching scaleups with corporates to realize the 1+1 = 3 promise. Founded by experienced executives in Consulting, Telecom and Financial Services, Match-Maker Ventures has one critical mission: to become the global reference to make scaleup-corporate collaboration simple and successful.
A highly experienced team combining know-how and network with high spirits.
Professional with more than 20 years of experience in Telecom industry in the areas of strategy, business development and innovation.
Consulting background with Masters in Industrial Economics and Organizational Project Management focused on the telecom and energy sectors.
International Business Management and Psychology graduate with experience in digital marketing.
Founder of Match-Maker Ventures with 12 years work experiences as a Strategy Consultant and Investment professional focused on the Telecoms, Media and Financial Services industry.
Professional with more than 30 years experience as an Executive Assistant.
More than 15 years of B2B experience in marketing, innovation and business management. Strong drive for entrepreneurship and networking.
Co-founder of a tech company and seasoned airframe engineer, having participated in the design and development of aircrafts such as the Airbus Beluga XL, A350, A380 and the Embraer's E2 series, among others.
Seasoned business leader with significant experience in both B2B and B2C business transformation and a passion in telecom technology, fintech, digital transformation, IoT, AI, and many other areas of innovation.
Professional with more than 20 years of experience in Telecom in the areas of strategy, business development and innovation.
Professional with work experience from three continents and a strong experience in digital and event marketing.
Entrepreneurial leader with +20 years experience in running businesses and international sales organisations across financial services and media/advertising.
Experienced transformation leader and seasoned telecoms-, media-, and technology executive. Versatile, creative change maker and business builder. Currently Director Commercial Operations and Executive Committee Member at Vodafone Germany.
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management with background in Business Development
Professional with more than 20 years of experience in Telecom and Financial services in the areas of strategy, business development and innovation.
Liberal arts honors program graduate with master's in Finance and Banking. Experience in a multitude of areas, from apparel to translations to AI, in countries in Europe and the Middle East.
Professional with relevant experience in the areas of international management and innovation, helping startups to accelerate their growth worldwide.
Master in international management, strategy and leadership with experience in international marketing.
Professional background in partnership management, business development, and innovation within Telecom, Media and Financial Services. Helping tech startups to scale globally.
Professional with experience in international partnerships and an interest in fostering connections.
A professional with more than 15 years of cross-continental experience in various multi-national organisations.
MSc in Financial Markets and Intermediaries with previous experiences in consultancy and investment banking. Antifragility seeker.
We set the highest expectations in ourselves and
adhere to a distinct set of values in our everyday work.
Bring a can-do attitude,
be curious and
An environment of trust, empowerment and appreciation of diversity.
We respect and support each other to grow individually and as a team.
We enjoy the ride,
work hard and
jointly celebrate success.
Our network of Match-Makers based across
the globe provides industry expertise and
access to the world's largest corporations.
Strategic thinking professional with comprehensive experience leading major business functions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.
International Telecom Consultant and founder partner of ailanthus advance. Extensive business development and sales expertise in several areas, covering Spanish and Portuguese telecoms, utilities and eco-system. Expanding now to Iberoamerica.
25+ years of experience in executive leadership roles in Telecoms and IT.
Seasoned telecoms and media executive. Technology/Digital Connoisseur. Green Business/Sustainable Development Advisor.
15 years in IT and telecoms, digital and media business. Significant experience in developing new markets and establishing local partner channels.
25 years experience in media and marketing, including senior executive roles.
Executive with background in general management, strategy, product management, consumer payments, and business model innovation. Cross-industry, cross-functional, and cross-border experience.
Accomplished Product and Marketing leader with experience of building exceptional user-centric digital products.
Entrepreneur dedicated to help other companies benefit from the Digital Economy.
Digital professional with +15 years of experience in media production and monetization. Strategic and operational experience along the whole media value chain.
Over 25 years of managerial experience and a professional track record within the mobile industry.
Telco professional with over 25 years of international C-level experience.
Life and leadership coach and creative marketing executive with over 25 years experience.
Telecom professional with 15+ years of experience, with a particular focus on new business development.
20+ years of experience in product management, marketing, and key account development
IT professional with 20+ years of experience in consulting and IT.
24 years in ICT - thereof 15 years on C-level positions in IT and telco companies, 7 years as a Government Minister for ICT and 2 years as digital innovation adviser to governments, international organizations and companies.
25+ years experience in media, advertising, communication and publishing. Expert for digitalization & business development. Various C-level positions in international media companies.
10+ years professional and entrepreneurial experience in investment banking, trading, hedge funds and lifestyle.
Former investment banker, CFO, and corporate development director with over 20 years of senior experience in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector with a strong focus on B2B operations.
Experienced manager and advisor in the telecom industry with a global reach. Stipe's background spans 20+ years on multiple continents, advising leading global TMT companies and Private Equity funds throughout Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and the Americas.
Experienced in telco, namely in business intelligence, data monetization (former CDO of Orange Poland) and B2C strategy. Passionate about digital & mobile technology.
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Negotiation, Banking, Electronic Payments, E-commerce, and Credit Cards.
Highly experienced top manager and strategic advisor in Information Technology and Financial Services industry with a strong business orientation, strategic leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering results.
C-Level with 30 years of experience in international listed companies dedicated to digital transformation, organizational optimization, business development and innovation. Lecturer in the most prestigious French engineering schools and business schools. Angel investor and start-up / scale-up advisor.
CX and Marketing strategist. Now acting as match maker between insurance startups and incumbent companies. 28 years experience in marketing and business development for European insurance companies with various kind of commercial networks
FinTech and Tech enthusiast, start-up mentor, adviser, business angel, executive education coach and founder and host of the Voice of FinTech podcast. Furthermore, senior Corporate Finance and Strategy professional with a strong international profile and extensive experience in Financial Services.
20+ years of experience in business transformation from roles in consulting, corporates & startups.
Fintech professional and experienced leader in designing and leading transformation, skilled in envisioning innovative strategies and articulating actionable scenarios
20+ years of experience in telco industry, consulting and top-level management positions.
Passion for driving bottom-line by aligning objectives, resources and budget between innovative scale-ups and corporates. Critical thinker with a cultivated academic ethos of an evidence-based approach to business, inspired by neuropsychological research.
Results-oriented executive specialized in Strategy, Organization and Corporate Finance with extensive experience within Europe and Middle East.
Energy-industry senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in large corporations such as RWE, Innogy (20 billion IPO), Bertelsmann, and thyssenkrupp.
A digital expert with a deep understanding of the media industry and an outstanding strategic vision in cross-media business.
Hungarian-born professional with 20+ years of experience in FMCG and Telecom industries, with strong leadership, strategy and innovation skills.
International Business Development Specialist in ICT/IoT
Board and C-level leader with 30 years of commercial capital market experience with a particular focus on transformation, corporate innovation and restructuring in SME and large companies. Significant international roles include Group CFO, CEO, Chairman and Board member including NYSE listed company.
15+ years in sales & marketing, branding, content creation and F&B.
Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and serial CxO executive.
Senior manager with over 15 years’ experience delivering successful results in Telco, IT, Banking, and Gaming.
ICT professional with over 20 years of experience.
Seasoned business development executive with a strong background in business partnering arrangements and in tech M&A. 30+ years of experience from leading positions in the services branch of the Ericsson Group, from CEO roles in leading technology consulting companies in Scandinavia, as well as from different scaleup ventures.
Board-level advisor to companies in the Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) space.
Telecommunications business leader. Worked for multinational blue chip companies in developed and emerging markets.
Highly experienced in telecommunications, marketing and strategy consulting.
Well experienced executive bringing 30+ years of experience in construction and telecom through having held various leading positions in Bouygues Group (Telco + Construction) as well as being a Member of the EU Mission Board for climate neutral smart cities.
25 years of experience in board-level top executive positions, management consulting and project management, of which 18 years in telecommunications.
15 years of experience in research, finance, consulting, and business management.
Senior executive with a proven track record of winning high levels of business within a competitive market place. Strong experience in a wide range of business contexts and industries, incl. Digital Transformation, ITC, Sales & Marketing, Consulting, B2B, and Startups.
Seasoned digital media executive with a 20+ year track record of success formulating strategy and driving development of commercial ventures that reach new markets and generate exceptional profitability.
Experienced Product/Business Development and Marketing Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the Banking and Asset Management Industries, landing innovative products and marketing strategies. Skilled in Management, Business Modeling, Commercial Strategy and Public Relations. Highly interested in any form of disruptive technology, innovation, fintech and musictech.
Over 20 years of experience in large-scale Project Management, Program, Change and Test Management. Telecom and Road Charging industry expert.
Leading role in developing an international trading company with global presence. Profound knowledge of M&A / divestment processes, strategy development and organisational optimisation.
Experienced General Manager with a strategic view and demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Telco Communications, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Start-ups.
Senior innovation leader, business executive and coach with a passion for new technologies, business design & entrepreneurship.
40+ years experience in Telecom, Media and Technology sector in the areas of strategy, policies, regulatory & spectrum issues, innovation and communication.
21+ years of experience in the international telecommunication industry with deep expertise in security and business steering. Focus on innovation management and strategy definitions, steering and implementation.
24+ years of experience in the international telecommunications industry (mobile, fixed, cable) – thereof 17 years in executive leadership positions, including C-level, in mainly large corporates.
Experienced in startup and digital consulting as well as several fields in communication, PR and marketing.
General Manager International | Central and Eastern Europe Proven business leader with exceptional results in profit growth, sales and market share increase and organizational performance enhancement.
20+ years of experience in telecommunications, sales and business development.
International financial sector executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services, deep knowledge of B2B business.
20 year+ experience in International Business, Management, Venture Building within large Corporates, Strategy, Brand and Marketing Planning and Execution.
40+ years advising, challenging and coaching C-Level telecom-industry executives.
Over 25 years of experience in Strategic Consulting, Public Affairs, Campaigning, Change Communications, Litigation PR and Governmental Relations. President / member of numerous Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.
Senior executive having held various leading roles like Chief Commercial/Revenue Officer and VP Strategy for multinational telecoms like Millicom in Latin America and Africa. Brings scaleup experience having worked as a Chief Commercial Officer for Upstream to accelerate the growth through market expansion and commercial revamp.
25+ years of experience in sales, marketing & e-commerce related roles (from corporate executive to founder).
Digital transformation expert with decades of telco experience and strong law and management background.
12+ years experience mainly in the ICT industry with senior leadership roles in both industry and consulting, Italy and international; areas of expertise include M&A, partnership, strategy and business development, consulting, sales, portfolio management and talent development.
Highly experienced consultant and top-level manager with broad international exposure.
Entrepreneur and Advisor in telecoms and mobility sectors.
Digital e-commerce platform initiator, multi-country product management & innovation, international commercial orchestrator of tangible new business development and customer experiences.
10+ years of experience in innovation development & strategic collaborations.
Senior executive and entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in TIME (Telecommunications, Informatics, Media and Electronics) industries.
Corporate Advisor to Management boards on topics including Business development, Open banking, Innovation management, Fintech investments and collaboration, Blockchain deployment, AI adoption and Digital transformation.
Experienced strategy consultant and entrepreneur.
Highly experienced telco professional with strong innovation and strategic background.
Experienced in startup-corporate engagement, match-making, corporate acceleration and innovation strategy in Austria, Germany and Ukraine.
Experienced consultant and executive in the telecommunications and technology industries. Led a great number of management consulting projects ranging from strategic plans and innovation to operational improvements. Recently launched a 5G service in the Middle East and was the CEO of Effortel in Spain and Portugal.
Former Head Of Investment Bank with very broad experience in crisis management, trading, structuring, new business development, IT&digitalization project management.
Experience in innovation, business development, digital advertising and media.
Dynamic and inspirational manager and executive with 25+ years of experience in global financial corporations. Proven records in driving sales, marketing management, channel and alliances management, diverse innovative product development, and portfolio management in top global companies.
Seasoned professional with experience in major global companies in management consulting, talent management and executive search.
Technology executive with over 20 years of international experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Consultant, recognized Startup Expert, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor, who helps big Corporations launch new products and services using Lean Startup Methodology and Mentorship.
Financial services professional. Helping insurers, brokers & MGAs to drive top line growth, improve customer experience, strengthen operational excellence and manage business transformations by delivering impact and results.
Digital professional with over 20 years of Consulting and Senior Management experience. Worked mostly in Telecoms and Digital but also explored Energy and Insurance.
Telco executive with over 30 years of international experience in driving innovation and change in technology and in organizations.
International executive with over 20 years in Telecommunication, Information and Communications Technology Industry.
Senior Banking Professional with more than 20 years in Digital Banking and Payments area, focused on Strategy, Business Development and Sales of new and innovative services. Has directed services in Cards, ePayments, Merchant Acquiring (POS/eCommerce), ATM, Payment Kiosks. With experience that surpasses the whole value payments chain, always focuses on researching the proper business models and strategies to assure high growth and sustainable returns.
Internationally experienced manager with +20 years of experience in sales, sales management, and marketing of high-technology industrial investment goods and industrial services incl. IoT and cloud services. Also highly experienced in managing high-technology SMEs and working in a startup-world.
18 years management and business-, market-, innovation development experience with high process and organization development in international markets. Focus on Start-ups, Small & Medium Enterprise, as well as Lean Management in Corporate Enterprise.
Telco executive and skilled professional with strong experience in sales and innovation; has years of experience in large corporations such as Turkcell, Vodafone and Enocta.
Leader with a track record of finding the right solutions to complex market challenges while building new commercial opportunities. Has held various leading positions incl. Head of Strategy and Innovation at GSMA organization representing more than 1,200 players in the telecom and technology ecosystem.