We discover emerging startups early, built up trusted relationships and make "winning" easier for Corporate VC's. That's Matchlabn!


    We have 3 engagement levels based on your goals!


    Level 1: EXPLORER

    Join us on one of our bespoke 1-5 days Innovation Journeys in California. Learn about the latest social and tech trends in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley and get connected to emerging startup founders.


    Level 2: Lab PARTNER

    Be part of our curated community. Let us know your investment philosophy. We will reach out to you if Matchlabn sees a potential match based on your goals. No membership fees.


    Level 3: MEMBER

    We support Corporate VC's from abroad who don't have a California team on the ground but need steady access to "proprietary sources" of deal flow. Our bespoke retainer-based Membership Program gives you quick access to our established startup ecosystems in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

    Reach out to us to learn more.


    There are different reasons why YOU should join our curated network:


    • YOU need steady access to proprietary sources of deal flow.
    • WE spot the winners early for YOU!


    WE VET

    • YOU need "real" insights about the startup team, products and vision.
    • WE have built a trusted community of "vetted" startups.


    • YOU don't have a team on the ground in California.
    • WE fill that gap: tap into our network of emerging startups and invest.


    • YOU need faster insights
    • WE scout across-industries which helps to find also non industry related startups.


  • Martin Nitsche

    President of German Direct Marketing Association

    "For now the third time, Simone Lis curated an unforgettable DDV Innovation Journey to Los Angeles and CES. After having explored Silicon Valley with her in previous years, she showed us the latest startup ecosystem in Silicon Beach: it was a great combination of exciting company visits such as YouTube, BadVR and Snapchat, newest retail and restaurant concepts and VR experiences. Every tour has been carefully designed and customized to the group’s interest. This makes her tours so unique and her engagement so passionate - that’s also why we continue to offer these West Coast "DialogTours” to our members.”

    Marcus Wailersbacher,


    "...we were delighted to work with Simone Lis

    to support us with curating and organizing a
    Fashion Innovation Journe that
    DEFACTO and
    were hosting together. (...)

    So when our C-level tour kicked off, it was thanks to Simone that many doors opened up, from business clubs to startups and one of the leading universities. (...) The journey was a
    great success, all participants rated this trip a
    valuable top-tier experience.”

    Ulrich Schaefer,

    Chief Business-Editor
    Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Co-Author "Deutschland Digital" & Kolumnist "Das deutsche Valley".

    "Whilst researching our new German book

    "Germany digital: Our answer to
    Silicon Valley"
    in San Francisco we met
    Simone Lis, a corporate innovation
    expert. Simone not only combines being a
    German native with a California resident
    who understands cultural values, but she
    was able to explain in an inspiring way
    the secrets of Silicon Valley.”