Michael Batko

CEO of Startmate


Michael Batko started his career in corporate (Finance @ American Express, consulting @ PwC/KPMG) before he worked at two of the largest Australian marketplaces MadPaws, a marketplace for pet sitters, and Expert360, a marketplace for independent consultants.

After taking Expert360 through a 14m Series B he joined Startmate, Australia’s most ambitious accelerator, as Head of Operations and is now leading the organisation as CEO.

Startmate is the most active venture capital investor in Australia backing 30 companies every year. They have invested in 220+ companies and help over 1,000 people every year join or build a startup.


Talking Points
Building a startup
State of Australian Venture Capital