Connecting leading-edge startups to 500 million+ customers!

 Creating immediate impact for corporations and startups

About US

Match-Maker Ventures accelerates innovation by fundamentally changing the way corporates and startups work together. We drive collaboration from beginning to end and are measured against actual impact created. Our unique network approach enables startups to scale fast by connecting them to the global market and corporates to profit from pre-selected, globally scouted innovation.


We enable impact today

We work with startups who already achieved proof-of-concept and are ready to scale their business! We maximize success of the innovation journey and create impact within 12 months for both, corporations and startups.

 We link startups & corporations

We focus on leading-edge startups within our three focus verticals Telecoms, Media and Financial Services! Our network of Match-Makers ensures the highest relevancy of the “perfect match”, which is clearly visible on the top- or bottom-line for both, startups and corporations.

 We ensure successful integration

We manage the process end-to-end: From startup sourcing to on-boarding, leveraging our strong understanding of the corporate and startup world as well as our deep operational and industry experience.

Our Expertise


For Start-ups

  • We connect you with leading corporations on CXO-level enabling you to win the scaling game
  • We work as your true partner guiding you quickly and efficiently through the corporate jungle
  • We support you in the entire lifecycle of a corporate relationship: From shaping of your materials to negotiations and onboarding
  • We understand the industry logic of our focus verticals and provide invaluable feedback for your success
  • We are part of your team and operate on an attractive, low-risk commercial model


For Corporations

  • We connect you with leading-edge startups addressing your current pain points and enabling you to master your future successfully
  • We massively decrease T2M as we pre-validate product readiness and financial soundness of each of our portfolio startups
  • We streamline commercial negotiations and are accountable for the overall integration
  • We minimize risks involved and serve as a trusted partner focused on a sustainable long-term relationship
  • We are in this together as we profit only when you profit

If you as a startup see value in our proposition and would like to work with us, please fill in our “Startup Application” or contact our sourcing team.

Our Team

A seasoned team of C-level managers and advisers, creating impact through innovation and execution.

Dr. Nicolai Schaettgen


Founder of Match-Maker Ventures with 10 years of work experiences as a Strategy Consultant and Investment professional focused on the Telecoms, Media and Financial Services industry.

Joerg Floeck

Managing Partner

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

Get to know our team!

Our Match-Makers


Our Match-Makers spread across the globe and are Industry experts with deep topic expertise. They have developed a reputation in their line of business as leaders, supporting the management team with content knowledge and client access as further multipliers.

Get to know all our esteemed Match-Makers!

Our Research

Match-Maker Ventures’ Intellectual Capital


The beautiful and ugly truth about financial sector startup-corporate collaboration


A guide by MMV and GSMA for startups who want to collaborate with mobile operators in emerging markets


A perspective on how corporates can benefit from startups’ innovation power, with special focus on Business Accelerators


A paper showing our conclusions of the developments in  the complex FinTech world


An in-depth study by Match-Maker Ventures, Arthur D. Little and the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley


A report based on the first global, all-stakeholder encompassing research conducted

News and Updates

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