Our Team

 

Dr. Nicolai Schaettgen

CEO

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

  • Nicolai was previously part of the global TIME (telecoms, informatics, media and electronics) leadership team at Arthur D. Little having worked in more than 20 countries. Nicolai’s focuses on strategy development and execution in uncertain environments and is highly skilled in Board level interaction. In addition Nicolai is a university lector, startup mentor and renown key note speaker and serves as a Board Member at geolad

Joerg Floeck

Managing Partner

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

  • Prior to focusing on digital innovation, Joerg was a member of the Thomson Reuters Markets Executive Committee (ExCom) and Co-Chairman of the Global Operating Committee (OpCo). Global C-Level experiences in growing sustainable profits and transforming complex organisations in fast changing markets. His well established international Board-level relationships and broad FinTech network keep him at the pulse of the financial industry. In addition Joerg serves on the Investment Committee of Speedinvest (VC) and advises European Startups.

Axel Jester

Associate Partner

International financial sector executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services with focus on sales, key account management and business transformation. Executive who has deep knowledge about B2B business and who successfully managed 200 Key Account Managers, Workflow Sales Specialists and Sales Managers across Europe

Lorenz Fercher

Director of Startup Management

Seasoned professional with more than 10 years of experience in Telecom and Media  in the areas of strategy, business development and innovation.

Barbara Stockinger

Startup Engagement Manager

B.Sc in International Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business, specializing in Management and International Accounting and Controlling.

Carlos Rodrigues

Startup Engagement Manager

CEMS Master’s in International Management and Finance graduate. Professional experiences in banking, consulting and startup companies.

Marek Paczkowski

Startup Engagement Manager

Double degree graduate in Finance and CEMS Master’s in International Management. Previous professional experience in startup, banking sector and utility industry. 

Karin Carpentier

Associate Partner

Entrepreneurial leader with long-standing experience in crafting and implementing sales and go-to-market strategies as well as in turning businesses around, shifting performances and driving transformational agendas across financial services and the media landscape.

We are hiring

Fancy a job at the interface between startups and corporates?

Portfolio Managers 

 
Your profile: you are a results-oriented high-performer ideally with 2-4 years of experience in management consulting, business development or investment banking.

Your responsibilities: You will be running our sourcing process, identifying and validating the startups, and developing our portfolio.

Startup Managers


Your profile:
 you are a results-oriented high-performer ideally with 2-4 years of experience in management consulting, business development or investment banking.

Your responsibilities: You will be running our fine tuning and sales acceleration programs for startups and create business impact in our match-making process.

Analysts


Your profile:
 you have 1-2 years of experience in management consulting, business development or investment banking.

Your responsibilities: You will support our various consulting projects and internal research

All-year Interns


Your profile:
 you are proficient in Excel & Powerpoint, efficient in web research and good at writing in English

Your responsibilities: assisting staff in our 3 key areas (portfolio and startup managers, analysts)

You’ll be amazed how steep a learning curve can be and get the chance to work with a team of passionate professionals dedicated to drive innovation. We offer a unique working environment with a corporate culture, reward high performance and provide lots of freedom (no holidays tracking, no expense policy, etc.). 

If you are interested, please drop us a line with your CV and a cover letter.