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Dr. Nicolai Schättgen

About Me

Entrepreneur with a strong focus on digital industries (industries being digitized). Founder of and Managing Partner at Match-Maker Ventures. Match-Maker Ventures mission is to scale innovation by helping startups and corporates to collaborate. Prior to Match-Maker Ventures I was part of the Global TIME (telecommunications, informatics, media and electronics) leadership team at Arthur D. Little as well as has globally in charge of the Mobile Commerce Competence Center. I advised multi-billion dollar companies and financial investors and gained a strong experience in Board level interaction. I live in Vienna, am a German citizen, worked in 22 countries and love to be challenged every day.

My blog posts

Six Steps for Startups to Master the Corporate Minefield

Collaborations between corporates and startups are difficult and painful. Corporates are slow, can’t decide, are inflexible, have terrible processes and often even show a bad attitude towards startups.
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My discussions