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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.

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.

Rachel Pinto

Analyst

Master in international management and finance with experience in consulting.

Andreas Bergrem

Analyst

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

Bjoern Schaettgen

Chief Growth Officer

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

Rebecca Van Pamel

Analyst

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

Joerg Zeddies

Venture Partner

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

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.

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.

Attila Keszég

Venture Partner

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

Javier Pérez Álvarez

Senior Engagement Manager

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.

Petra Valcsev

Engagement Manager

Master in international management, strategy and leadership with experience in international marketing.

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.

Claudia Schättgen

Digital Manager

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

Aleksandra Zeddies

Executive Assistant

Oskar

Chief Dog Officer

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.

Samantha Freire Valencia

Analyst

International business consultancy background with an emphasis on treasury and investment related issues and with a broad working experience across three countries.

Maximilian Schitter

Junior Analyst

Munaa Al Tamimi

Office Manager

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

Karin Carpentier

Venture Partner

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

Jean Haguet

Venture Partner

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

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.

Circle

Our culture

An environment of trust, empowerment and appreciation of diversity.

Circle

Our team

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

Circle

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

    4 Match-Makers
  • Athens, Greece

    1 Match-Maker
  • Barcelona, Spain

    1 Match-Maker
  • Beijing City, China

    1 Match-Maker
  • Belgrade, Serbia

    1 Match-Maker
  • Berlin, Germany

    2 Match-Makers
  • Bern, Switzerland

    1 Match-Maker
  • Bonn, Germany

    2 Match-Makers
  • Bratislava, Slovakia

    1 Match-Maker
  • Bucharest, Romania

    1 Match-Maker
  • Budapest, Hungary

    2 Match-Makers
  • Cologne, Germany

    5 Match-Makers
  • Connecticut, USA

    1 Match-Maker
  • Dubai, UAE

    1 Match-Maker
  • Essen, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Frankfurt, Germany

    2 Match-Makers
  • Grenoble, France

    1 Match-Maker
  • Hanoi, Vietnam

    1 Match-Maker
  • Istanbul, Turkey

    2 Match-Makers
  • Kiev, Ukraine

    1 Match-Maker
  • Kuwait

    1 Match-Maker
  • Lisbon, Portugal

    1 Match-Maker
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia

    1 Match-Maker
  • London, UK

    3 Match-Makers
  • Lyon, France

    1 Match-Maker
  • Madrid, Spain

    1 Match-Maker
  • Miami, USA

    1 Match-Maker
  • Milan, Italy

    1 Match-Maker
  • Munich, Germany

    2 Match-Makers
  • Paris, France

    2 Match-Makers
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    2 Match-Makers
  • Rhode Island, Providence, USA

    1 Match-Maker
  • Rome, Italy

    2 Match-Makers
  • San Francisco, USA

    1 Match-Maker
  • São Paulo, Brazil

    1 Match-Maker
  • Singapore

    1 Match-Maker
  • Skopje, Macedonia

    1 Match-Maker
  • Stockholm, Sweden

    2 Match-Makers
  • Stuttgart, Germany

    1 Match-Maker
  • Sydney, Australia

    1 Match-Maker
  • Tel Aviv, Israel

    1 Match-Maker
  • The Hague, The Netherlands

    1 Match-Maker
  • Valetta, Malta

    1 Match-Maker
  • Vienna, Austria

    15 Match-Makers
  • Warsaw, Poland

    4 Match-Makers
  • Zurich, Switzerland

    4 Match-Makers

Meet our Match-Makers

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Jairo Okret

São Paulo, Brazil

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

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.

Sebastian Hopp

Essen, Germany

Energy-industry senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in large corporations such as RWE, Innogy (20 billion IPO), Bertelsmann, and thyssenkrupp.

Christoph Schmutz

Vienna, Austria

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

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.

Istvan Maradi

Budapest, Hungary

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

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.

Kurt Hunsaenger

Frankfurt, Germany

Oliver Nitz

Vienna, Austria

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

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.

Laurence Willems

Paris, France

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

Michal Sladek

Prague, Czech Republic

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

Nejc Jakopin

Cologne, Germany

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

Naheem Mohammed

London, UK

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

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.

Florian Brody

San Francisco, USA

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

Benoît Larrouturou

Munich, Germany

Strategic thinking professional with comprehensive experience leading major business functions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.

Dusyant Patel

Stockholm, Sweden

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and serial CxO executive.

Arjan van Os

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fintech professional and experienced leader in designing and leading transformation, skilled in envisioning innovative strategies and articulating actionable scenarios

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.

Olaf Lausen

Bucharest, Romania

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

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.

Adnan Masood

Sydney, Australia

Accomplished Product and Marketing leader with experience of building exceptional user-centric digital products.

Oliver Krause

Berlin, Germany

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

Amine Tazi

Kuwait

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

Alina Vicovan

Vienna, Austria

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.

Didier Tranchier

Grenoble, France

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

Marine Hamou

Zurich, Switzerland

Michal Paschalis

Warsaw, Poland

Highly experienced in telecommunications, marketing and strategy consulting.

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.

Pascal Hohmann

Cologne, Germany

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

Katharina Koeck

Vienna, Austria

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

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.

Francesco Castellano

Milan, Italy

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

Milena Matic

Belgrade, Serbia

ICT professional with over 20 years of experience.

Toot Shani

Tel Aviv, Israel

10+ years of experience in innovation development & strategic collaborations.

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.

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.

Steven Donald

Vienna, Austria

International Business Development Specialist in ICT/IoT

Gabriele Garavini

Stockholm, Sweden

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

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.

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.

Ruediger Koester

Vienna, Austria

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

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.

Anton Verkhovodov

Kiev, Ukraine

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

Riccardo Griglio

Zurich, Switzerland

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

Malcolm Ross

Valetta, Malta

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

Gerald Gruber

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Jörg Feldmann

Cologne, Germany

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

Attila Keszég

Budapest, Hungary

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

Roy Mueller

Bern, Switzerland

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

Stefanos Anastasiou

Athens, Greece

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

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.

Jacek Nieweglowski

Warsaw, Poland

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

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.

Simon Vine

Connecticut, USA

Former Head Of Investment Bank with very broad experience in crisis management, trading, structuring, new business development, IT&digitalization project management.

Ali Aidi

Miami, USA

Executive with background in general management, strategy, product management, consumer payments, and business model innovation. Cross-industry, cross-functional, and cross-border experience.

Chris Morgan

London, UK

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

Ben Keen

London, UK

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

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.

Jörg Zeddies

Vienna, Austria

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

Suzana Leben

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Highly experienced telco professional with strong innovation and strategic background.

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.

Marie Saint-Hubert

Paris, France

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

Axel Jester

Frankfurt, Germany

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

Olaf Müller

Hanoi, Vietnam

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

Hubertus von Roenne

Berlin, Germany

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

Roland Woerle

Vienna, Austria

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.

Tim Faude

Vienna, Austria

Experienced strategy consultant and entrepreneur.

Mirek Kula

Rhode Island, Providence, USA

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

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.

Lars Schäfer

Lisbon, Portugal

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

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.

Yorgos Ioannidis

Istanbul, Turkey

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

Thomas Strohmaier

Vienna, Austria

Entrepreneur and Advisor in telecoms and mobility sectors.

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.

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.

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.

Isaac Alegre

Madrid, Spain

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.

Peter Gal

Bratislava, Slovakia

Senior manager with over 15 years’ experience delivering successful results in Telco, IT, Banking, and Gaming.

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.

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.

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