Matt Stone

Automotive and Mobility

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Matt Stone is an experienced adviser to startups and scale-ups, with a proven track record of coaching management teams to overachieve with successful exits. 

 

Matt’s approach has inspired startup brands such as ingenie, TalkAboutDebt and Lenstore to achieve their goals and exits. 

 

Matt enjoyed an automotive career, with senior management roles in Marketing and Sales, with world-class brands - SAAB, Toyota, Lexus and Rolls-Royce and Bentley, spanning 12 years through the late ‘80s and ‘90s. He worked internationally, including the USA, where he led the repositioning of the iconic Rolls-Royce and Bentley brands. 

 

His first foray into the world of startups was as Marketing Director at the world’s first 7 day digital TV channel, Manchester United TV, with shareholders Sky, Granada, and Manchester United.

 

Matt is a natural networker and knows how to make brands profitable, with a knack of spotting the commercial metrics that matter most and how to build on them.

 

He’s a mentor at the highly successful, London-based, Accelerator Academy, where he continues to advise Brego, the automotive AI valuation specialists, who are part of the Pario Ventures portfolio today. 

 

He has a deep knowledge of digital marketing and tech and how to leverage both so that brands continue to evolve and improve.

 

When he’s not working, he’s spending time with the family on the tennis court, or exercising the family Vizsla! 

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