Meet MMV where
innovation
meets
experience

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Dedicated to making scaleup-corporate collaborations simple and successful


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.

The Match-Maker Ventures team


A highly experienced team combining know-how and network with high spirits.

Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos Harfuch

Senior Manager

BA In Economics and Finance with international experience in leadership, financial institutions and technology.

Heide Baumann

Heide Baumann

Advisor to the CEO

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.

Edith Taudtmann

Edith Taudtmann

Executive Assistant

Professional with more than 30 years experience as an Executive Assistant.

Matilde Lodolo

Manager

BSc in Business and Management and MSc in Marketing.

Karin Carpentier

Venture Partner

Entrepreneurial leader with +20 years experience in running businesses and international sales organisations across financial services and media/advertising.

Nigiar Alyeva

Nigiar Alyeva

Manager

BSc in Management and MSc in Marketing with experience in EdTech and project management.

Yuliya Piatachkova

Manager

BSc in International Business and prospective MA in International Management and Leadership with background in Administration and Project Management.

Moiz Rehan

Moiz Rehan

Manager

Erasmus Mundus master's in Global Studies with expertise in project management, enabling successful collaboration between scaleups and corporations.

Bjoern Schaettgen

Chief Growth Officer

More than 15 years of B2B experience in marketing, innovation and business management. Strong drive for entrepreneurship and networking.

Marek Paczkowski

VP of Business Development & Sales

Professional with relevant experience in the areas of international management and innovation, helping startups to accelerate their growth worldwide.

Nicolai Schaettgen

CEO

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.

Aleksandra Zeddies

Executive Assistant

Rebecca Van Pamel - Head of Marketing and Communications

Rebecca Van Pamel

Senior Manager

Professional with experience in international partnerships and an interest in fostering connections.

Close-up photo of Claudia Schaettgen, a professional with a strong experience in digital and even marketing. Currently working as a Digital Manager at Match-Maker Ventures

Claudia Schättgen

Digital Manager

Professional with work experience from three continents and a strong experience in digital and event marketing.

Hany Aly

Venture Partner

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.

Polina Strilchik

Senior Manager

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management with background in Business Development

Joerg Zeddies

Venture Partner

Professional with more than 20 years of experience in Telecom in the areas of strategy, business development and innovation.

Andreas Bergrem, Head of Sales Business Intelligence and Business development in the Nordic Countries at Match-Maker Ventures

Andreas Bergrem

Senior Manager

Consulting background with Masters in Industrial Economics and Organizational Project Management focused on the telecom and energy sectors.

Carlos Rodrigues

VP of Marketing

Professional background in partnership management, business development, and innovation within Telecom, Media and Financial Services. Helping tech startups to scale globally.

Our values


We set the highest expectations in ourselves and
adhere to a distinct set of values in our everyday work.

Circle

Our people

Bring a can-do attitude,
be curious and
take risks.

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Our culture

An environment of trust, empowerment and appreciation of diversity.

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Our team

We respect and support each other to grow individually and as a team.

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Our spirit

We enjoy the ride,
work hard and
jointly celebrate success.

Our global reach


Our network of Match-Makers based across
the globe provides industry expertise and
access to the world's largest corporations.

Meet our Match-Makers
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  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    3 Match-Makers
  • Athens, Greece

    1 Match-Maker
  • Barcelona, Spain

    2 Match-Makers
  • Beijing City, China

    1 Match-Maker
  • Belgrade, Serbia

    1 Match-Maker
  • Bonn, Germany

    2 Match-Makers
  • Brussels, Belgium

    1 Match-Maker
  • Bucharest, Romania

    1 Match-Maker
  • Budapest, Hungary

    2 Match-Makers
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

    1 Match-Maker
  • Chile

    2 Match-Makers
  • Cologne, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Espoo, Finland

    1 Match-Maker
  • Essen, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Frankfurt, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • India

    1 Match-Maker
  • Istanbul, Turkey

    1 Match-Maker
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia

    1 Match-Maker
  • London, UK

    2 Match-Makers
  • Lyon, France

    1 Match-Maker
  • Madrid, Spain

    2 Match-Makers
  • Mallorca, Spain

    1 Match-Maker
  • Manila, Philippines

    1 Match-Maker
  • Mexico City, Mexico

    2 Match-Makers
  • Milan, Italy

    1 Match-Maker
  • Paris, France

    1 Match-Maker
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    1 Match-Maker
  • Rome, Italy

    2 Match-Makers
  • São Paulo, Brazil

    1 Match-Maker
  • Sofia, Bulgaria

    2 Match-Makers
  • Stockholm, Sweden

    2 Match-Makers
  • The Hague, The Netherlands

    1 Match-Maker
  • Valetta, Malta

    1 Match-Maker
  • Vienna, Austria

    5 Match-Makers
  • Zurich, Switzerland

    3 Match-Makers

Meet our Match-Makers

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Antonio Schuh

Madrid, Spain

Senior business developer, consultant and lecturer with a background in strategy and innovation.

Suzana Leben, highly experienced telco professional and currently a Match-Maker for Match-Maker Ventures

Suzana Leben

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Highly experienced telco professional with strong innovation and strategic background.

Close-up photo of Katharina Koeck, a professional with over 20 years of experience in international business management and venture building within large corporations currently working as Match-Maker at Match-Maker Ventures

Katharina Koeck

Vienna, Austria

20 year+ experience in International Business, Management, Venture Building within large Corporates, Strategy, Brand and Marketing Planning and Execution.

Thomas Strohmaier

Thomas Strohmaier

Vienna, Austria

Entrepreneur and Advisor in telecoms and mobility sectors.

Christian Schimmel

Christian Schimmel

Zurich, Switzerland

Leading role in developing an international trading company with global presence. Profound knowledge of M&A / divestment processes, strategy development and organisational optimisation.

Naheem Mohammed

London, UK

20+ years of experience in product management, marketing, and key account development

Thilo Kusch

Bonn, Germany

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.

Emiel Oswald, executive-level professional with a long-lasting experience in commercial banking, corporate banking, (credit) risk management, private & retail banking, innovation and strategy

Emiel Oswald

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Executive-level professional with a long-lasting experience in commercial banking, corporate banking, (credit) risk management, private & retail banking, innovation and strategy.

Claudio La Torre

Rome, Italy

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.

Close-up photo of Stefanos Anastasiou, a professional with over 20 years of expeirence in the telecommunications industry currently working as a Match-Maker in Match-Maker Ventures

Stefanos Anastasiou

Athens, Greece

20+ years of experience in telecommunications, sales and business development.

Karl Peter Noestler

Karl Peter Noestler

Beijing City, China

International executive with over 20 years in Telecommunication, Information and Communications Technology Industry.

Angel Gyurov

Sofia, Bulgaria

Digital Transformation I Product Development I Telecommunication. Angel is an executive level telco and digital professional with >20 years of experience on international level in Europe and Middle East having held various leading position at companies like Ooredoo Qatar, A1 and Neterra Telecommunications.

Xavier Garay

Mallorca, Spain

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.

Enrique Martinez

Enrique Martinez

Buenos Aires, Argentina

30+ years in senior financial positions at major multinationals with successful track-record of achievements in local and international assignments. Wide range of experience in all areas of Finance and a deep knowledge of the banking system in several countries. As an entrepreneur, personally developed some family businesses in both farm and tourism industries.

Gabor Pozsonyi

Barcelona, Spain

Executive-level professional with a long-standing experience in product- and service development, digital transformation, value proposition design, design thinking, fintech, sustainability, new economy, regenerative businesses, impact investment, ESG, values based banking, steward-ownership.

Milena Kraeva, executive-level professional with long-standing experience holding senior positions at a variety of companies in the telecommunication sector

Milena Kraeva

Sofia, Bulgaria

Executive-level professional with long-standing experience holding senior positions at a variety of companies in the telecommunication sector and a background in product lifecycle management, business management, and digital transformation.

Jonas Darke

Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Close-up photo of Armando Voets, professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco industry. A digital e-commerce platform initiator and multi-country product management and innovation orchestrator

Armando Voets

The Hague, The Netherlands

Digital e-commerce platform initiator, multi-country product management & innovation, international commercial orchestrator of tangible new business development and customer experiences.

Marco Bosma

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Gerald Gruber, experience general manager, currently working as Match-Maker for Match-Maker Ventures

Gerald Gruber

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Experienced General Manager with a strategic view and demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

Close-up photo of Joerg Zeddies, a business leader in the telecommunications industry

Jörg Zeddies

Vienna, Austria

Telecommunications business leader. Worked for multinational blue chip companies in developed and emerging markets.

Axel Jester

Axel Jester

Frankfurt, Germany

International financial sector executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services, deep knowledge of B2B business.

Jorge López Farjeat

Mexico City, Mexico

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.

Anette Schäfer

Bonn, Germany

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.

Istvan Maradi

Istvan Maradi

Budapest, Hungary

25+ years of experience in executive leadership roles in Telecoms and IT.

Riccardo Delleani, a C-level executive with history of working in the telecommunications industry and experienced in working with scale-ups and innovation

Riccardo Delleani

Rome, Italy

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.

Close-up photo of Riccardo Griglio, a senior executive with more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry currently working as a Match-Maker at Match-Maker Ventures

Riccardo Griglio

Zurich, Switzerland

Senior executive and entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in TIME (Telecommunications, Informatics, Media and Electronics) industries.

Close-up photo of Milena Matic, an ICT professional with over 20 years of experience currently working as a Match-Maker at Match-Maker Ventures

Milena Matic

Belgrade, Serbia

ICT professional with over 20 years of experience.

Urs Rothmayr

Barcelona, Spain

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.

Heikki Tallgren

Espoo, Finland

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.

Close-up picutre of Hande Sozmen, a telco executive with strong experience in large corporations

Hande Sozmen

Istanbul, Turkey

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.

Jairo Okret, a seasoned professional with experience in major global companies, working as a Match-Maker at Match-Maker Ventures

Jairo Okret

São Paulo, Brazil

Seasoned professional with experience in major global companies in management consulting, talent management and executive search. 

Frank Meywerk

Frank Meywerk

Cologne, Germany

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.

Marie Saint-Huber, a seasoned telco executive, currently working for Match-Maker Ventures

Marie Saint-Hubert

Paris, France

Seasoned telecoms and media executive. Technology/Digital Connoisseur. Green Business/Sustainable Development Advisor.

Ōvidiu Ghiman

Bucharest, Romania

Executive level professional with a background in business development, strategy and innovation

Daniel Heller

Daniel Heller

Zurich, Switzerland

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.

Roberto Porini

Milan, Italy

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.

Humberto Romero Lois

Mexico City, Mexico

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.

Miguel Mansilla, Match-Maker Ventures Match-Maker

Miguel Mansilla

Chile

Executive-level professional with a long-standing experience holding senior positions at a variety of companies in the telecommunication sector with complementary track record in Innovation, engineering, , network operations, quality control, and customer service, working for major telecom players in Chile and Panama.

Miguel del Rio Merino

Madrid, Spain

Senior business developer with technical skills and knowledge in business administration, advertising and marketing.

Christopher Laska

Christopher Laska

Chile

Executive-level professional with 20+ years of experience, former CEO of WOM Chile and Telenor Hungary and Montenegro among other major telecom players in Europe and Asia.

Close-up photo of Attila Keszég, a C-level professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco industry with strong innovation skills

Attila Keszég

Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian-born professional with 20+ years of experience in FMCG and Telecom industries, with strong leadership, strategy and innovation skills.

Close-up photo of Malcolm Ross, an advisor with over 40 years of expeirence coaching C-level executives in the telecom indsutry

Malcolm Ross

Valetta, Malta

40+ years advising, challenging and coaching C-Level telecom-industry executives.

Paulo Valente

Paulo Valente

Brussels, Belgium

Experienced manager with a passion for technology and 20+ years of experience. Originally from Portugal, now based in Brussels with a European focus.

Daniel Gurrola

Daniel Gurrola

London, UK

Venture Partner, with over 20 years of experience holding executive-level positions in various telecommunications companies across the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and US

Dieter Weißhaar

Dieter Weißhaar

Essen, Germany

Experienced Executive and Board Member in the High-Tech Industry based in Essen, Germany with a track record in working for large blue chips tech companies across the globe as well as transforming businesses for investors and shareholders.

Ashish Mehra, executive-level professional with long-standing experience holding senior positions at a variety of companies in the telecommunication sector.

Ashish Mehra

India

Executive-level professional with a long-standing experience holding senior positions at a variety of companies in the telecommunication sector and a background in Office Automation, Telecom, Consulting and Information Technology.

Jean Haguet

Jean Haguet

Lyon, France

Digital professional with over 20 years of Consulting and Senior Management experience. Worked mostly in Telecoms and Digital but also explored Energy and Insurance.

Ruediger Koester

Ruediger Koester

Vienna, Austria

Telco executive with over 30 years of international experience in driving innovation and change in technology and in organizations.

Close-up photo of Stanislav Kura, a top-level executive with 25 years of experience in board-level top executive positions

Stanislav Kura

Prague, Czech Republic

25 years of experience in board-level top executive positions, management consulting and project management, of which 18 years in telecommunications.

Jens Wirsching

Jens Wirsching

Vienna, Austria

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.

Dusyant Patel

Dusyant Patel

Stockholm, Sweden

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and serial CxO executive.

Terry Howard

Terry Howard

Manila, Philippines

20 year + background in Technology, Media, Telecom, and Fintech, having held several senior roles in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

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