19 March 2014
Innovating in new markets
Matteo Rizzi is a General Partner in SBT Venture Capital, a 100 M USD Fin-Tech fund launched in 2013 by Sberbank, one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Previously, Matteo worked at SWIFT for 12 years where he co-founded Innotribe and created the Innotribe Startup Challenge, positioning SWIFT as the facilitator of collaborative innovation in the financial industry.
In 2007 he created www.swiftcommunity.net, the collaborative space for SWIFT’s financial eco-system. In 2003, he founded one of the first social networks, www.italiansonline.net, which today is the world’s largest Italian expatriate portal. Prior to joining SWIFT, Matteo spent 10 years in the IT-networking sales industry, leading the international expansion of a large IBM networking products wholesaler.
Matteo holds a master’s degree in computer science and a post-graduate degree in financial transactions. A truly multi-cultural European, he conducts business in French, Italian, Spanish and English.