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.
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Innovation Quest for Telecom Operators: The heat is on!
An in-depth study by Match-Maker Ventures, Arthur D. Little and the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley
The topic of innovation is not new to telecom companies per se. They have been among the first to introduce corporate accelerators, launch corporate venture capital arms, and introduce a variety of corresponding managerial roles. However, realizing value from these innovation efforts have proved elusive. Today, professional investors shy away from start-ups whose business models build on telco collaboration, focusing instead on those disrupting the slow-moving giants.
To gauge the state of affairs, Match-Maker Ventures, Arthur D. Little and the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley launched a truly global study including views from ecosystem influencers drawn from corporates, start-ups and investors, with telco industry respondents covering about 82% of global telecom revenues.
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News and Updates
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A workshop by Match-Maker Ventures hosted by Arthur D. Little On May 19th, 2016, Match-Maker Ventures (MMV) held a workshop focused on startup-corporate collaboration with over 35 corporate employees working in the fields of innovation, new business, strategy, partnering, and product management. This workshop was conducted in collaboration with Arthur D. Little (ADL), and enriched […]
Forbes Austria mentions Match-Maker Ventures in their coverage of the Austrian Venture Capital scene. Our managing partners, Nicolai Schaettgen, Joerg Floeck and Joerg Zeddies, talk about founding a Venture Human Capital firm in Vienna to bring together corporates and startups. Read the full article in Forbes Austria December 2015 issue or online.
New report by Arthur D. Little credits Match-Maker Ventures for our work on bridging the two worlds!
Telecom operators working with start-ups: Venture forth as partners of choice The latest start-up activity cycle represents not only an accelerated disruption to existing business models but also serves as a renewed opportunity for telecom operators to tap into growth and innovation. At the same time, operators are currently far from being the partners of […]
Why banks are all-in for FinTech startups Our partner Joerg Floeck interviewed by Reuters on the FinTech scene. The article also highlights the various approaches from established bank institutes trying to be part of the next revolution. Read the full article here