LEADING THE GROWTH

leAD Portfolio

Our leAD Portfolio is responsible for seed-stage investments and portfolio management.

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About

leAD Portfolio.

Our leAD Portfolio is responsible for leAD's seed-stage investments and portfolio management. Our investment experts work closely with portfolio founders and invest in the most promising start-ups in sports tech startups that come out of the Accelerator. The team not only relies on its experience in the field of venture investing but can also leverage the wider leAD network to assess potential opportunities. 

 

In parallel, the leAD Portfolio team recognizes how crucial it is to support founders in their early-development stage to unlock their full potential. That is the reason why our hands-on philosophy enables us to provide continuous support in all key areas including strategy, commercial, and fundraising. This approach, combined with our network of shareholders, mentors, experts, and the growing investor group, enables our portfolio to focus on generating value and maximize their growth.

 

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Meet the team

Meet our Portfolio team.

Sebastien Gros

Sebastien Gros

Portfolio Director

Seb started his career in France working in M&A and Capital Markets before moving to London to become a strategy consultant for Accenture, where he spent a few years working for a variety of technology, media, and telecommunications clients worldwide. He then had the opportunity to join the sports industry as a venture capital investor, with the idea of identifying and investing in the best-in-class and market-disruptive companies that will shape the future of sports. He recently joined leAD as their new Director of Portfolio and has the pleasure to support promising entrepreneurs in growing their business and taking them to the next level.

Aaron Naisar

Aaron Naisar

Portfolio Manager

Aaron is an experienced early-stage investor. He has negotiated and executed more than 15 investments, ranging from pre-seed to Series A in the realm of sports tech. He holds a master’s degree with distinctions in Strategic Entrepreneurship from Rotterdam School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mannheim. Aaron is a sports fanatic and has a tennis coaching license.

Mathew Cullen

Mathew Cullen

Portfolio Manager

Mathew has a passion for entrepreneurship and investing. He has multiple years of experience in private and public markets after setting up and managing a family office, as well as experience with startups in business development and data analytics. He holds a degree in International Business and Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business. Mathew lives in London and is an avid golfer and sports fan.