Michael Batko


previously CEO

What is your role at Startmate?

Empower people.

Favourite Quote?

A good strategy is sequencing events to build strength along the way.

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

Entertainer in an All-inclusive Hotel getting people to play football, volleyball and shuffleboard whilst on holidays. Biggest learning was how to stay positive any time, every day, whatever happens.

What would be your alternative career?

Professional Volleyball Player (aspirational :))

Startmate Team
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Kel Spoerk
Head of Projects and Community
Maisy Bennett
Head of Platform
Jason Fang
Head of Finance & Fund Operations
Cameron Ensor
Founder Platform Manager
Renee Bibby
Senior Product Operations Associate
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Ops Manager
Ben Simai
Investment Manager
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Holly Brooks
Senior Marketing Manager
Emma Grife
Chief of Staff - Founders
Niel Reitmann
Product and Growth Associate
Kaya Moore
Program and Community Manager
Mia Millman
Program and Community Manager
Kate Herbert
Investments Associate

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Michael Batko