AMA session

Matt Webb

Friday 11 December; 14:05-14:50 CET

Matt Webb runs a specialist consultancy Mwie based in London, UK, focusing on ventures and design-led special projects.

He helps corporates navigate the ventures space, able to define and operate in the space between business needs and the startup ecosystem. Clients include R/GA Ventures (where he was Managing Director of two London-based startup accelerators), Nesta, and GDS.

He takes on special projects, usually for the purposes of product invention and innovation. His engagement with Google produced two patents. The self-initiated project Machine Supply (a bookshop in an internet-connected vending machine) was covered by the BBC and hosted by the publisher Hachette amongst others.

Also founder of Job Garden, a recruitment startup in the ventures space, with a handful of advisory roles with London-based startups.

Speaking engagements have included conference keynotes in Sydney, Copenhagen, and Osaka, and in-house at Hachette, EE, and Nespresso.

Previously co-founder of BERG. Clients included Intel, the BBC, Google, Twitter, and Bonnier, before pioneering the consumer Internet of Things, manufacturing our own products, and spinning out an IoT platform startup. Fast Company placed BERG as one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies.

Co-author of Mind Hacks (O’Reilly, 2004).