Startup Manufactory is a buildcubator consisting of a dedicated team of startup building enthusiasts with a bad yen for complex and promising business models aiming to succeed in an ever increasing competitive market.
We are seasoned entrepreneurs, developers, investors and advisers with an extensive network and great experience in starting businesses of all kinds.
If you have been thinking about a business idea for some time, want to build a great product, need some development, branding, marketing, fundraising or just want to leave your corporate job and become an entrepreneur then let’s grab a coffee.
CEO | Matt is the founder of Startup Manufactory. With a background in social science, venture capital and two times startup co-founder, he orchestrates the team and nurtures the firm’s growth. Being a mentor to business schools and accelerators, he works, consults and advises widely within the field. Matt used to be a PhD student in game theory at the London School of Economics and completed a course in entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
Co-founder | Markus is the co-founder and startup advisor of Startup Manufactory. Being the COO of Startupbootcamp’s FinTech arm, he is an organisational genius. Markus also sources startups for corporate acquisitions through Venture Scout when not flying around the world fostering entrepreneurship. He holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from RWTH Aachen an also completed an MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship at University College London.
CTO | Hywel is the technological mastermind at Startup Manufactory and a Lean Software Consultant. He is a full stack developer and passionate about concocting new and exciting ways to make ideas come to life. Before joining Startup Manufactory, he ran a lean software consultancy. Hywel has been writing software since he was 9 and holds a MEng in Information Engineering from Cambridge University.
Advisory Board Member | Alex is a silicon valley veteran and also the Founder and CEO of Glocal Partners. Among a number of roles, he headed the EMEA Operations and Industry Solutions at SuccessFactors, advised leading technology clients at Oliver Wyman on growth and marketing strategy, and launched products at Salesforce.com and Microsoft. Alex crushed 23 competitors, gone public twice, spent countless hours creating and presenting slides and retained a sense of humour about the whole thing. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and BSE and BA from University of Pennsylvania.
Advsisory Board Member | Rekha is the former Start-up Entrepreneur in Residence for the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, helping to shape small business policy. She is passionate about supporting early-stage entrepreneurs, working on a number of projects and advisory boards within the start up eco-system and hosts workshops at the British Library to help them create value in their business.
Rekha is a former Buying Manager for Amazon and is also the founder of Pistachio Rose, a luxury Boutique Bakery for Indian-inspired cakes.
Advsisory Board Member | As Entrepreneur in Residence Arnie advises the European Commission helping to shape the future of the startup ecosystem in Europe alongside his role as UK Venture Development Director at Rocket Internet. Arnie is a true doer – he co-founded The Global Enterprize, an international enterprise skills competition with prizes up to $500k, had engagements as Start-Up Consultant, completed the Graduate Leadership Programme at Teach First and is a member of Tech London Advocates.