Matthew Kolomyjec

Fund Ops Manager

previously Fund Ops Manager

What is your role at Startmate?

I'm responsible for the investment lifecycle at Startmate. In practice, this means onboarding great investors and deploying capital into game changing startups across Australia and New Zealand.

Favourite Quote?

"It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical."

Favourite Book?

Ray Dalio's Principles.

What’s the first job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?

My first job was at a news agency, aged fourteen. During the job interview, the owner decided to test my maths abilities with an on-the-spot test, unbeknownst to me. He gave me obscure sums to do in my head, watching me intensely as I stumbled through them. Somehow, I managed to get the job, but I learnt the importance of intensely preparing for any job interview, presentation or speech. It's essential to be ready for any question that could be thrown your way.

What would be your alternative career?

Definitely an airline pilot. My Grandad flew for Ansett and I've always an interest in aviation. I think the physics behind keeping a multi-tonne aircraft airborne is unbelievably fascinating.

Startmate Team
Ryan Walker
Head of Product
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Maisy Bennett
Head of Platform
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Jason Fang
Head of Finance & Fund Operations
Kel Spoerk
Head of Projects and Community
Ben Simai
Investment Manager
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Emma Grife
Chief of Staff - Founders
Cameron Ensor
Project & Community Manager
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Niel Reitmann
Marketing Associate
Kaya Moore
Program and Community Manager
Holly Brooks
Content Marketing Lead
Mia Millman
Program and Community Manager
Kate Herbert
Investments Associate
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