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CEO | Matt is Startup Manufactory’s founder and project leader. Having joined the startup industry in 2008, he launched new businesses, taught entrepreneurship, and advised governmental organisations. Matt also acts as an Independent Expert to the European Commission and consulted the London School of Economics on an innovation project where he used to be a Ph.D. student. Matt certified in science entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and completed courses at a Military Academy. Matt has been speaking at 50+ conferences and events globally.Click here for his public speaking portfolio.


FinTech Consultant | Letitia is an independent FinTech Consultant providing business management services to clients including Blackrock, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch within a COO function. She delivers frameworks implementing Front Office Risk and Controls, Conduct Risk, First Line of Defense, and Regulatory Initiatives. Letitia is a mentor with Startupbootcamp FinTech and has been included in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017. Letitia studied towards an MSc in Corporate Finance at the London School of Economics. She is also a public speaker and has run a workshop for FinTech scale-ups at PwC.Click here for her public speaking portfolio.


Venture Development | Jean-Bernard is a wealth & asset management expert with 19 years of experience in investing in both businesses and public capital markets for single family offices and institutional investors. His experience comprises sourcing, analysing, and executing direct early and late stage private equity deals. Alongside his investment activities, he has also successfully build and led an online learning platform to market saturation in France. He is also a hands-on investor with multiple FinTech startups. Jean-Bernard holds an EMBA from London Business School.


Fundraising Consultant | Jan has started his career at Rocket Internet where he was an Associate at the Global Fundraising team contributing to raising $600m+ for Rocket’s portfolio companies. He has also been a part of The Collective Elevator where he developed the investment process and did due diligence and deal origination. Since then, Jan has been advising startups on fundraising, investor relations, and strategy. He is currently working on his CFA/CIMA qualifications and holds an MSc in Management from Cass Business School.


Advisory Board | 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, and launched products at and Microsoft. Alex crushed 23 competitors, gone public twice, and retained a sense of humour about the whole thing. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Advisory Board | Abhishek is responsible for EMEA Partnerships and Business Development at Airbnb. He is a B2B & B2C business development, digital marketing, e-commerce and product development specialist. Alongside being the founder of PlayEnable, he also advises startups as Entrepreneur in Residence at King’s College. Prior roles include Marketing Strategy Consultant for the Philippine Stock Exchange and Honeywell. Abhishek holds a BE in Engineering from PES Institute of Technology and an MBA from London Business School.