Matthew Kolomyjec

Fund Operations Associate

previously Fund Operations Associate

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
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Paul Redfern
Head of Programs
Ben Vickers
Head of Operations and Finance
Bronte McHenry
Senior Media Associate
Brady Flockart
Senior Investor Associate
Megan Woff
Entrepreneur in Residence
Maisy Bennett
Special Projects
Ewa Lobaza
Customer Relationship Lead
Ryan Walker
Community and Partnerships
Euwyn Goh
Accelerator Associate
Cameron Ensor
Student Fellowship Associate
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Kel Spoerk
Women Fellowship Program Leader
Julia West
Program Leader
Ben Simai
Operations Associate
Cassie Arangio
Community Growth Associate
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