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

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CEO | Matt is Startup Manufactory’s founder and project leader. Active in the startup industry since 2008, he has launched new businesses, teaching entrepreneurship, and advising governmental organisations. Matt is 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. He certified in Science Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and completed various courses at a Military Academy. Matt is also a public speaker. Click here for his 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.


Venture Development | Letitia is an independent consultant providing business management services to clients including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC, and Blackrock within a Chief Operating Officer function. She delivers frameworks implementing Front Office Risk and Controls, Conduct Risk, First Line of Defense, and Regulatory Initiatives. Letitia is a financial modelling ace and has worked with a number of FinTech startups helping them with all things financials, strategy, fundraising, and FinTech Compliance. Letitia studied towards an MSc in Corporate Finance at the London School of Economics. Click here for her public speaking portfolio.


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.


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.


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.