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.

Karin Carpentier

Associate Partner

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

Anastasia Rastorgina

Marketing & Communications Manager

Management graduate with professional experiences in marketing and advertising, information systems and consulting.

Munaa Al Tamimi

Office Manager

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

Oksana Bakina

Analyst

Strategy and innovation master graduate with a consulting background in media, telco and retail.

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.

Joerg Floeck

Partner

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

Luis Fonseca

Senior Engagement Manager

Master in International Management, with previous experience in telecoms, financial services and impact entrepreneurship.

Marek Paczkowski

Director

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

Francesca Montanar

Analyst

International Business Management student with an intercultural background and experiences in marketing and advertising.

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.

Bjoern Schaettgen

Associate Partner

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

Elizaveta Semenova

Engagement Manager

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

Carlos Rodrigues

Director

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.

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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
  • London

    3 Match-Makers
  • Berlin

    3 Match-Makers
  • Bucharest

    1 Match-Maker
  • Barcelona

    1 Match-Maker
  • San Francisco

    1 Match-Maker
  • Frankfurt

    3 Match-Makers
  • Warsaw

    2 Match-Makers
  • Hamburg

    1 Match-Maker
  • Zurich

    3 Match-Makers
  • Vienna

    11 Match-Makers
  • Stockholm

    1 Match-Maker
  • Cologne

    3 Match-Makers
  • Brussels

    1 Match-Maker
  • Rotterdam

    1 Match-Maker
  • Tallin

    1 Match-Maker
  • Budapest

    1 Match-Maker
  • Stuttgart

    1 Match-Maker
  • Prague

    1 Match-Maker
  • Athens

    1 Match-Maker
  • Singapore

    1 Match-Maker
  • Dubai

    1 Match-Maker
  • Hanoi

    1 Match-Maker
  • Rhode Island

    1 Match-Maker
  • Tel Aviv

    1 Match-Maker
  • Aalborg

    1 Match-Maker
  • Nuernberg

    1 Match-Maker
  • Valetta

    1 Match-Maker

Meet our Match-Makers

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Allison Ember

Frankfurt

Startup enthusiast, venture capitalist, cycletic instructor. Previous experience in Google, Pinterest and Bank of America.

Olaf Müller

Hanoi

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

Anton Verkhovodov

Kiev

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

Thomas Strohmaier

Vienna

Entrepreneur and Advisor in telecoms and mobility sectors.

Jörg Feldmann

Cologne

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

Mae Hansen

Vienna

15+ years of management and strategy in the financial sector spiced up with startup world engagements as co-founder, advisor and mentor.

Karl Gorz

Vienna

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.

Daniel Heller

Zurich

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.

Stanislav Kura

Prague

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

Peter Nedwed

Vienna

35+ years of experience in ICT and consulting industry, 15+ years in CEO and CTO positions of large international corporations, 10+ years as entrepreneur.

Ian Nguyen

Singapore

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

Oliver Krause

Berlin

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

Oliver Lux

Stuttgart

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

Pavel Jirat

Dubai

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

Tim Faude

Vienna

Experienced strategy consultant and entrepreneur.

Frank Meywerk

Cologne

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.

Jeroen Hollestelle

Rotterdam

Long-term working experience with more than 20 nationalities in eCommerce, telco, banking, consumer goods and airline & logistics.

Dusyant Patel

Stockholm

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and serial CxO executive.

Ronald-Peter Stoeferle

Vienna

10+ years of experience in investment research (Author of “In Gold we Trust”).

Arkadiusz Andrzejewski

Warsaw

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

Karl Rothleitner

Vienna

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

Christian Schimmel

Zurich

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

Stefanos Anastasiou

Athens

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

Istvan Maradi

Budapest

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

Clemens Schwaiger

Vienna

10+ years of experience in digital media and growth strategies.

Michal Paschalis

Warsaw

Highly experienced in telecommunications, marketing and strategy consulting.

Alireza Abdolali

Hamburg

Highly experienced in consulting, marketing and market entry.

Jens Lübeck Johansen

Aalborg

Engaged within business development as a consultant, co-owner, board member and active partner in companies.

Georg Serentschy

Vienna

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

Axel Jester

Frankfurt

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

Pascal Hohmann

Cologne

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

Attila Keszég

Malta

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

Olaf Lausen

Bucharest

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

Ben Keen

London

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

Chris Morgan

London

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

Malcolm Ross

Valetta

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

Toot Shani

Tel Aviv

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

Albert Casteltort Mikkelsen

Barcelona

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

Mirek Kula

Rhode Island, Providence

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

Riccardo Griglio

Zurich

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

Wilhelm Boeddinghaus

Berlin

Technical expert with 20+ years of experience. Expert in cybersecurity.

Oliver Nitz

Vienna

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

Florian Brody

San Francisco

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

Dirk Emminger

Aachen

Experienced in sales and business development skills for IT solutions within the financial industry.

Jörg Zeddies

Vienna

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