We believe in excellence and serve our clients with passion and purpose. The team of Startup Manufactory comprise of entrepreneurs, financial experts, investors, and family office members. Each team member has demonstrated excellence in their respective field and beyond.

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CEO | Matt is the Founder of Startup Manufactory and orchestrates the team whilst nurturing the firm’s growth. Having worked in the startup industry since 2008 he wore multiple hats from multiple founder to consultant to investor. Matt is an expert in building ventures and is also involved with the London School of Economics where he is building a technology transfer funnel. He also acts as External Advisor to the European Commission. Matt used to be a Ph.D. student at LSE. He also certified in Science Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford.

Venture Development | Jean-Bernard is a wealth & asset management expert with 18 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.

Venture Development | Letitia has worked in investment banking since 2003 with front office experience in Research, Investment Banking, Compliance, and Corporate Finance. Most recently, she worked with JP Morgan, Barclay’s, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and HSBC. Letitia is a financial modelling ace and has worked with a number of startups helping them with all things financials, strategy and fundraising. Letitia also consults in the property development space where she puts her financial skills to use.

Venture Development | Neha is the Co-founder and CEO of the FinTech startup DealIndex. Prior to that, she used to be a finance professional with experience in investment banking, private equity and startups. Neha worked both in the investment banking division and in the technology investment banking team of Morgan Stanley before joining the fundraising team at Actis Private Equity. She has global experience from London and Mumbai and has worked with teams, clients and investors across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Neha holds a BA in Economics from St. Xavier’s College.

NED | Arnie is the Co-Founder and MD at The Collective Elevator. He also acts as the Head of Strategy for the The Collective LLP, where he looks to drive as much business value from every vertical they operate in. He previously worked with Rocket Internet and advised on the launch of four successful companies (all $250m+). Arnie has also advised the European Commission as the Entrepreneur in Residence. He actively advises VC funds and Start-ups and is an active member of the European entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Art Director | Kevin is Startup Manufactory’s Art Director where he provides event, trailer and interview filming to clients and internally. He also serves as Head of Video Production for Zstudium, a boutique consultancy specialised in developing digital and social media business strategies for corporate clients such as Samsung Benelux, MasterCard, Philips, UK Association Of Football Agents, and Saxo Bank. Kevin holds two Master’s degrees in Brand Strategy and Production Realisation from Sup de Pub INSEEC School of Communication.

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.


Analyst | Charlotte is Venture Development Analyst at Startup Manufactory where she provides market research and business trends analyses to clients as part of the business planning process. She also looks after communication and digital marketing. Prior to joining Startup Manufactory, Charlotte had several stints with Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and National Australia Bank. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree, in Banking, Finance and Management from Loughborough University.