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Sal Matteis

Entrepreneur • Advisor Geneva Area, Switzerland, CH

Advisor, Angie for AngelList and Seedcamp Winner 2012 / Mentor, Seedcamp.

Advisor, Angie for AngelList and Seedcamp Winner 2012 / Mentor, Seedcamp.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Milkster

Advisor

Yahoo!
Boddy
CoContest
500 Startups
Reedsy
Startupbootcamp
Techstars
Boddy
Seedcamp

Positions

Advisor CoContest May 2015 - present
Mentor 500 Startups April 2015 - present
Ambassador Network Society Research September 2014 - present
Advisor Reedsy August 2014 - present
Mentor Startupbootcamp June 2014 - present
Jury Member @VentureKick venturelab (IFJ) June 2014 - present
Mentor Techstars April 2014 - present
Board of Advisors Boddy March 2014 - present
Seedcamp Winner-Graduate 2012 / Mentor Seedcamp January 2012 - present
Co-founder/CEO Milkster September 2013 - December 2014
Head of Programmatic Ad Platforms / Marketplaces EMEA Yahoo June 2004 - January 2012
Head of EMEA, Programmatic Display Platform Yahoo June 2004 - January 2012
Head of Display Platform Strategy - EMEA Yahoo December 2004 - May 2008
Strategy & Business Operations Yahoo June 2004 - December 2004
Independent Consultant Consultant 2003 - 2004
Business Developement - Country Manager P&L 2002 - 2003
Consultant Accenture 2001 - 2001

Education

Università Commerciale 'Luigi Bocconi' / Bocconi University Economics, Business, Finance 1997 - 2001
University College Dublin General Mgmt / Mgmt of Innovation 1999 - 2000

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Robotics
  • • Payments
  • • Local
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Hardware
  • • Commerce
  • • Healthcare
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Mobile
  • • Media
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Photos
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Education
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Nutrition
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Wellness
  • • Fitness
  • • Records
  • • Content
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Edutainment
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Hardware improving lifestyle / quantified self (e.g. google glass)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Monetization • Digital Media • Product management • Online advertising • Entrepreneurship

Key Accomplishments

- Fundraised in Europe and the US from Angels and Institutional Investors (early stage and late stage VCs)
- Closed Seed Round with VCs+Angels in NY, SFO, London, Berlin, Milan.
- Launched and Running @MilklyCo as CEO
- Have run Product Strategy for Ad Platforms (exchanges, re-targeting network, mobile) for Yahoo EMEA
- Started and Managed Operations for Yahoo DR Network EMEA (From 0 to 100 M $ across 36 countries)

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

- Operational experience to Grow teams / organization
- Dealing with Large Companies/Strategic partners
- Fundraising and managing Board
- Product Management experience at Startup and large co

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Andrew Crump
We worked together
A great, driven guy who showed he can stand out from the crowd while on the Seedcamp US trip.
Thomas Schranz
We worked together
He has the skill to switch from very broad understanding to very deep understanding in an instant. Most of the people I've met are either gr ... eat at going broad or at going deep – rarely at both.
Ryan O\\'Donnell
We worked together
Sal and I worked together while at yahoo. Y bought our company which later became their ad server. He was key in the planning, integration a ... nd launch of a massive platform and highly skilled at managing cross functional teams. He's one of the most talented business and thought leaders I know. Full endorsement!
Ben Legg
They're my mentor
Sal is very 'edgy'. I tried to hire him (from Yahoo) into a big company entrepreneurial role. However, he chose instead to branch out on his ... own. Since then, we have bounced a lot of ideas around for new business models
Jean-Etienne Durand
We worked together  •  CEO & Founder, Boddy and Managing Director & Co-Founder, Wopata.
Always available, Sal has a deep understanding on growth and product strategy
Jason Dainter
We worked together  •  Organiser, Uppstart. Previously Co-Founder, Trooply.
Has the rare mix of being both creative but also pragmatic/data driven, and has the experience to back things up. Would certainly recommend. ...
Clement Charles
Founder, Future Space Industries and Founder, Quantifed Self Geneva.
Sal is smart. He is fearless. He knows the future starts today.