About Me

Matteo is an unconventional entrepreneur and a book author with
two decades of experience in Financial Services. For Three years in a
row (2014-2016), Financial News has nominated Matteo as one of
the “40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe”.
In 2008 he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT, where
Matteo worked for 13 years. He also launched the Innotribe Startup
Challenge, the first global deal flow of its kind. He left SWIFT in 2013.

 

Matteo at FinTechStage Festival, 2019

From 2013 until 2015, Matteo was a Partner in SBT Venture Capital,
one of the first funds (100M USD) solely dedicated to FinTech
investment (Series A), building a portfolio of 12 startups.
In 2015, Matteo created and cofounded www.FinTechStage.com,
a platform for Investors, Innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech
innovation globally, with some 50+ missions and events all over the
world. Through it, Matteo founded the Timepledge.org iniciative, a
global program helping African entrepreneurs in several domains of
their businesses, from product to strategy to channels management
to investors pitching.

 

Matteo at Novathon Conference, Budapest

He is the author or The FinTech Revolution (EGEAN, 2016, ITA) and of
Talent&Rebels (HOEPLI, 2019, ENG and ITA).
Recently, Matteo took the position of Executive Producer of Breaking
Banks Europe (a spin-off of Breaking Banks US) available on
Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Matteo lives in Estoril (Portugal) speaks five languages, holds
a University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and
a Postgraduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).