Connecting leading-edge startups to 500 million+ customers!
Creating immediate impact for corporations and startups
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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 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!
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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Get the latest insights into Match-Maker Ventures’ work with startup-corporate collaboration in the financial industryThis month’s collaboration perspective is focused on collaboration efforts in the financial industry. Amongst others, you can find our latest report “Open Innovation: Fact or Fiction?”, a hands-on guideline for generating greater gains from collaboration, and an intro to our newest […]
These brief guidelines combine the insights we got from various stakeholders during our financial services sector study and our experience in working with startups and corporates.They are a must read for corporates as well as startups who want to reinforce their collaboration efforts and get more out of their joint work.
Get the latest insights into Match-Maker Ventures’ work with startup-corporate collaborationIn the latest edition of our collaboration perspective, you will find amongst others our recently published report which we created jointly with the GSMA, an enlightening interview with Maxime Bayen, from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, and news on our efforts in the field of GDPR 2018.Find our collaboration […]
Learnings from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Programme Being only over a year and a half old, the Ecosystem Accelerator Programme has established a lot. They successfully educate the market about the benefits of partnerships between operators and innovators and just announced the first nine startups, that have been selected for their innovation fund.During our interview and the […]