Meet MMV where
innovation
meets
experience

Circle Circle

Dedicated to making startup-corporate collaborations simple and successful


Match-Maker Ventures is where innovation meets experience. We are matching startups with corporates to realize the 1+1 = 3 promise. Founded by experienced executives in Consulting, Telecom and Financial Services, MMV has one critical mission: to become the global reference to make startup-corporate collaboration simple and successful.

The Match-Maker Ventures team


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

Munaa Al Tamimi

Office Manager

A professional with more than 15 years of cross-continental experience in various multi-national organisations.

Nicolai Schaettgen

Founder & 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.

Elizaveta Semenova

Engagement Manager

Master in Strategy, Innovation and Management Control at WU Vienna, with experiences in hospitality, oil and gas industry and startups.

Oskar

Chief Dog Officer

Karin Carpentier

Associate Partner

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

Joerg Floeck

Partner

Senior advisor and serial start-up investor with 25 years of global corporate experience in financial services and banking technology.

Marek Paczkowski

Director

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

Lorenz Fercher

Senior Director

Professional with more than 12 years of experience in Telecom and Media in the areas of strategy, business development and innovation.

Carlos Rodrigues

Director

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

Bjoern Schaettgen

Associate Partner

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

Our values


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

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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
  • Aalborg, Denmark

    1 Match-Maker
  • Athens, Greece

    1 Match-Maker
  • Barcelona, Spain

    1 Match-Maker
  • Berlin, Germany

    3 Match-Makers
  • Beijing City, China

    1 Match-Maker
  • Brussels, Belgium

    1 Match-Maker
  • Bucharest, Romania

    1 Match-Maker
  • Budapest, Hungary

    1 Match-Maker
  • Cologne, Germany

    3 Match-Makers
  • Dubai, UAE

    2 Match-Makers
  • Frankfurt, Germany

    3 Match-Makers
  • Hamburg, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Hanoi, Vietnam

    1 Match-Maker
  • Kungalv, Sweden

    1 Match-Maker
  • Kuwait

    1 Match-Maker
  • Lisbon, Portugal

    1 Match-Maker
  • London, UK

    2 Match-Makers
  • Madrid, Spain

    1 Match-Maker
  • Munich, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Nuernberg, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    1 Match-Maker
  • Rhode Island, USA

    1 Match-Maker
  • San Francisco, USA

    1 Match-Maker
  • Singapore, Singapore

    1 Match-Maker
  • Skopje, Macedonia

    1 Match-Maker
  • Stockholm, Sweden

    1 Match-Maker
  • Stuttgart, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Tel Aviv, Israel

    1 Match-Maker
  • Valetta, Malta

    2 Match-Makers
  • Vienna, Austria

    15 Match-Makers
  • Warsaw, Poland

    2 Match-Makers
  • Zurich, Switzerland

    3 Match-Makers
  • Rome, Italy

    1 Match-Maker

Meet our Match-Makers

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Guenter Fischer

Vienna, Austria

Impact-driven and problem-focused executive with a broad skill set several, 12 years + of sales in technology and strategy in top-tier firms.

Katharina Koeck

Vienna, Austria

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

Dusyant Patel

Stockholm, Sweden

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and serial CxO executive.

Stefanos Anastasiou

Athens, Greece

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

Oliver Krause

Berlin, Germany

20+ years of experience in business transformation from roles in consulting, corporates & startups.

Anton Verkhovodov

Kiev, Ukraine

Experienced in startup-corporate engagement, match-making, corporate acceleration and innovation strategy in Austria, Germany and Ukraine.

Sebastian Hopp

Essen, Germany

Senior executive with 20+ years of experience in large energy corporation.

Nejc Jakopin

Cologne, Germany

20+ years of experience in telco industry, consulting and top-level management positions.

Steen Sorensen

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Florian Brody

San Francisco, USA

Life and leadership coach and creative marketing executive with over 25 years experience.

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.

Oliver Nitz

Vienna, Austria

25 years experience in media and marketing, including senior executive roles.

Michal Sladek

Prague, Czech Republic

Results-oriented executive specialized in Strategy, Organization and Corporate Finance with extensive experience within Europe and Middle East.

Thomas Strohmaier

Vienna, Austria

Entrepreneur and Advisor in telecoms and mobility sectors.

Yorgos Ioannidis

Istanbul, Turkey

Telco professional with over 25 years of international C-level experience.

Karl Rothleitner

Vienna, Austria

Over 20 years of experience in large-scale Project Management, Program, Change and Test Management. Telecom and Road Charging industry expert.

Georg Serentschy

Vienna, Austria

40+ years experience in Telecom, Media and Technology sector in the areas of strategy, policies, regulatory & spectrum issues, innovation and communication.

Naheem Mohammed

London, UK

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

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.

Pascal Hohmann

Cologne, Germany

Experience in innovation, business development, digital advertising and media.

Roy Mueller

Bern, Switzerland

Experienced in startup and digital consulting as well as several fields in communication, PR and marketing.

Amine Tazi

Kuwait

Telco professional with over 20 years of experience in strategy, business development and digital transformation.

Olaf Müller

Hanoi, Vietnam

15+ years in sales & marketing, branding, content creation and F&B.

Marek Termanowski

Dubai, UAE

Entrepreneur with expertise in the fields of Blockchain, e-Government, Smart Cities, International Trade and Supply Chain.

Jacek Nieweglowski

Warsaw, Poland

Over 25 years of managerial experience and a professional track record within the mobile industry.

Jean Haguet

Madrid, Spain

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

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.

Frans-Willem de Kloet

Warsaw, Poland

Technology executive with over 20 years of international experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.

Anette Schaefer

Bonn, Germany

Digital media executive with a 20+ year track record, driving digital transformation of Telco & Media businesses.

Milena Matic

Belgrade, Serbia

ICT professional with over 20 years of experience.

Christoph Schmutz

Vienna, Austria

IT professional with 20+ years of experience in consulting and IT.

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.

Malcolm Ross

Valetta, Malta

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

Riccardo Griglio

Zurich, Switzerland

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

Francesco Castellano

Milan, Italy

15 years of experience in research, finance, consulting, and business management.

Jörg Zeddies

Vienna, Austria

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

Lars Schäfer

Lisbon, Portugal

Highly experienced consultant and top-level manager with broad international exposure.

Chris Morgan

London, UK

A digital expert with a deep understanding of the media industry and an outstanding strategic vision in cross-media business.

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.

Jörg Feldmann

Cologne, Germany

25+ years of experience in sales, marketing & e-commerce related roles (from corporate executive to founder).

Christian Liebig

Munich, Germany

Digital professional with +15 years of experience in media production and monetization. Strategic and operational experience along the whole media value chain.

Gabriele Garavini

Stockholm, Sweden

Senior innovation leader, business executive and coach with a passion for new technologies, business design & entrepreneurship.

Karl-Peter Noestler

Beijing City, China

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

Michael Bratl

Vienna, Austria

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.

Attila Keszég

Budapest, Hungary

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

Roland Woerle

Vienna, Austria

20+ years of international experience as Operations & Technology leader in insurance industry.

Ben Keen

London, UK

Board-level advisor to companies in the Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) space.

Adnan Masood

Dubai, UAE

Senior telecom executive with 18 years experience in Digital, G2M, transformation and Business Growth.

Olaf Lausen

Bucharest, Romania

Telecom professional with 15+ years of experience, with a particular focus on new business development.

Oliver Lux

Stuttgart, Germany

25+ years experience in media, advertising, communication and publishing. Expert for digitalization & business development. Various C-level positions in international media companies.

Tim Faude

Vienna, Austria

Experienced strategy consultant and entrepreneur.

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.

Axel Jester

Frankfurt, Germany

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

Istvan Maradi

Budapest, Hungary

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

Benoît Larrouturou

Munich, Germany

Senior executive with global cross-industry experience in sales, marketing, operations and BD.

Marine Hamou

Zurich, Switzerland

Arkadiusz Andrzejewski

Warsaw, Poland

Experienced in telco, namely in business intelligence, data monetization (former CDO of Orange Poland) and B2C strategy. Passionate about digital & mobile technology.

Alireza Abdolali

Hamburg, Germany

Highly experienced in consulting, marketing and market entry.

Mirek Kula

Rhode Island, Providence, USA

30+ years of experience in technology in payments, lotteries, retail & telecoms.

Suzana Leben

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Highly experienced telco professional with strong innovation and strategic background.

Niko Schweitzer

Cologne, Germany

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.

Hubertus von Roenne

Berlin, Germany

Digital transformation expert with decades of telco experience and strong law and management background.

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.

Ian Nguyen

Singapore

10+ years professional and entrepreneurial experience in investment banking, trading, hedge funds and lifestyle.

Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Skopje, Macedonia

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.

Kurt Hunsaenger

Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

Michal Paschalis

Warsaw, Poland

Highly experienced in telecommunications, marketing and strategy consulting.

Karl Gorz

Vienna, Austria

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.

Didier Tranchier

Grenoble, France

Entrepreneur dedicated to help other companies benefit from the Digital Economy.

Ruediger Koester

Vienna, Austria

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

Gerald Gruber

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

Albert Casteltort Mikkelsen

Barcelona, Spain

Consultant, researcher & public speaker in corporate innovation with IESE Business School and Heywood & Sons.

Pavel Jirat

Dubai, UAE

15 years in IT and telecoms, digital and media business. Significant experience in developing new markets and establishing local partner channels.

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