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
Ryan Walker
Product Manager
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Maisy Bennett
Head of Platform
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Jason Fang
Head of Finance & Fund Operations
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Ops Manager
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

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