Investor Connect Podcast

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Matteo Scarabelli, Director of Insight at L Marks.

Headquartered in London, England, and founded in 2014, L Marks is an investment and innovation advisory firm, specialising in applied corporate innovation. Working with some of the worlds’ best-known brands, including, BMW Group, Lloyd's of London, Arsenal FC, and EDF Energy, L Marks identifies challenges and opportunities and creates bridges to access technological innovations from start-ups and scale-ups from around the world. Having created 70 innovation labs across a variety of sectors, L Marks is the UK's largest operator of corporate accelerators and has exported its methodology into Europe, Japan, and the U.S.

Matteo has 10 years of experience working with and investing in early-stage B2B and B2B2C digital businesses. He has broad experience as an operator in small scaling organisations, in portfolio companies’ management at board level, helping with strategy skillset, and a broad network in the European investment ecosystem.

As Director of Insight, Matteo currently leads the investment and intelligence work at L Marks. He manages both the Scouting team, as well as the Insights team, interacting and gaining insights from external mentors, investors, and startup support partners. Previously as Head of Investment at L Marks, Matteo ensured the smartest investments across all the programmes and also supported the startup portfolio in their growth, where he leveraged his broad experience of the startup world, drawing on past operational roles at VC-backed startups, and support for numerous startups from due diligence to further investment.

Matteo discusses how he helps startup and growth companies, some of the challenges they face, and what their focus should be. He speaks about under and over investing, and more.

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