Matteo is a polyglot executive (Italian, English, French and Spanish) with 20+ years of experience in technology and financial services.
In his 13 years at SWIFT, the global financial cooperative, Matteo covered various positions in sales and global account relationship, and in 2007 he founded swiftcommunity.net, the communication platform 2.0 to foster interactive dialogue in the SWIFT financial community.
In 2008 he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative. Soon after he launched the Innotribe Startup challenge, the first global challenge for fintech entrepreneurs, as well as the Enablers group, a cross-industry group mentoring Innotribe and SWIFT on strategy and financial trends.
In 2013, Matteo became a Partner in SBT Venture Capital, one of the first funds (100 m USD) solely dedicated to Series A FinTech investment.
SBT Venture Capital has made some ten investments in promising start-ups to date. Financial News has nominated Matteo as one of the 40 most influential fintech executives in Europe, and Bank Innovation (US publication) named him in the “30 Innovators to watch in 2014, shaping the industry”.
Matteo holds a University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and a Post-graduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).
Passionate about business and social networks, he created in 2003 the world largest Italian expat portal, called italiansonline.net