LEADING THE GROWTH

leAD Portfolio

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

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About

leAD Portfolio.

The leAD Portfolio team is responsible for early-stage investments and portfolio management. They invest in the most promising startups coming out of the Academy to establish a long-term relationship with founders.

 

In parallel, they work closely with the portfolio startups to provide continuous support in critical areas including strategy, commercial, and fundraising. This hands-on approach enables founders to focus on value creation activities and maximize growth. 

Lineup

Team.

Our ever-growing team consists of experts in their respective fields – from strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship to project management, marketing, and communication. They make the daily running of leAD possible, and they have one thing in common: whether it'll be a special interest in sports tech, health, nutrition, trying out new sports, or focusing on one in particular – they're all fueled by a passion for sports.

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.

Our founders

Startups.

Meet the innovative startups we invest in and the stellar founders work with.