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.

Mae Hansen

Director of Startup Portfolio

Financial sector executive and strategist with over 15-years of professional experience from USA and Europe in investment banking, commercial banking and fintech landscape.

  • Mae has professional and educational experiences from three continents. Her career evolved from sales at Merrill Lynch to senior management and strategy consultancy at Danske Bank Group. Later, she acted as the first CEO of public-private partnership FinanceEstonia. Recently, Mae has been advisor and co-founder for several companies or startups, including OpusCapita and Funderbeam and is currently acting as a Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Estonian Co-Operative Bank.

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. 

Joerg Zeddies

Venture Partner

Senior Executive working for many years in multinational blue chip corporates and leading consulting companies in developed and emerging markets.

  • Before focusing on start-ups Jörg held multiple Senior Executive positions for many years in multinational blue chip corporates and leading consulting companies in developed and emerging markets; He is a strong leader with equal focus on people and bottom line results. Strong change agent who challenges the status quo and increases flow of information, encourages cooperation and promotes diversity thereby creating conditions which foster innovation and renewal.

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.