The Studio: Where ideas are formed, founders are made, and kickass companies are built.

A Venture-Builder and incubator where we monitor market trends to identify new opportunities. We provide highly motivated entrepreneurs funding for MVP development and initial go-to-market pilots, ongoing mentorship, support for outside fundraising, access to our network of corporate partners.

Our Model

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Ideate

Combining brains and some brews, our studio team comes together to identify pain points in various industries. Once we’ve narrowed in on a feasible business idea, we invite corporate partners for their feedback and insight.

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Experiment

Before going 0 to 100, we seek market validation by developing a preliminary strategy consisting of built out digital assets and driving traffic to these assets. This helps us verify whether or not our idea is legit.

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Develop

Once we decide to launch the company, we begin our CEO search. While a founding team is being assembled, we create a scalable product, build a sustainable customer acquisition strategy, and connect with potential partners.

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Grow

To fuel growth, we assist our companies in raising additional outside funding, help them expand by hiring the right talent, and provide guidance to drive sales focused marketing efforts so that our portfolio companies can stand on their own two feet.

Our Team

Matti Marshak

Matti Marshak

  • Former founding partner and CTO of Pacific54
  • Founded 5 companies in the past 8 years
  • Digital marketing guru and expert in designing and developing new online platforms
  • Investor and mentor of local Miami startups

Matti Marshak

Startup Studio CEO
Mark Mains

Mark Mains

Dynamic and driven professional with extensive experience in Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Strategic Planning within the Technology Industry.

Mark Mains

Venture Associate
Elisa Trujillo

Elisa Trujillo

Former Director of Programs and Events at the Arts & Business Council of Miami where she connected businesses with local arts groups to foster a sustainable creative ecosystem in South Florida. Elisa has a diverse work experience which includes involvement in industries such as commercial real estate, marketing, fashion, and art.

Elisa Trujillo

Events Manager
Pam Granoff

Pam Granoff

Founder of Latam Founders Network
Founder of Future of Local
Producer Entrepreneur Week Brazil
Brazil market entry for MyFitnessPal, Yelp, Pinterest
Advisor to Tizkka and UVK
Investor in 4 startups

Pam Granoff

Events Director
Veronica Pena

Veronica Pena

Former Public Relations executive, now tapping into the left side of her brain to work more profusely in the art of creation as the lead UXUI designer for Lab Ventures. 

Veronica Pena

Lead UI/UX Designer
Amanda Vasco

Amanda Vasco

Amanda Vasco

Product Marketing Manager
Matias Lirman

Matias Lirman

Graduating with a degree in Software Engineering from Columbia, he is expanding into the ever-changing life of startup development.

Matias Lirman

Software Developer
Daniel West

Daniel West

“Daniel is a native of Boston and New Orleans and received his BA from Loyola University New Orleans.” Daniel’s background is in customer service and marketing. He is passionate about analytical research

Daniel West

Business Development Manager
Francisco Guevara

Francisco Guevara

Entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience in general management and corporate finance across various industries in different Latam markets. Ex GM, Zurich (Insurance), and P&G.

Francisco Guevara

Co-Founder at Partsium
Sean Daly

Sean Daly

Sean Daly

Co-Founder of Expetitle
Zach Martin

Zach Martin

Experienced Startup Founder with an emphasis on Business Development, Partnerships, CustomerAcquisition, Sales and Marketing.

Zach Martin

Co-Founder at OrderOut
Thibault Le Conte

Thibault Le Conte

Thibault Le Conte

Co-Founder & CTO at OrderOut
Tigre Wenrich

Tigre Wenrich

  • Founding CFO/COO Open English
  • Former BCG Partner
  • Board member Miami Angels
  • Advisory board University of Miami MRED+U
  • Founding investor and board member Proteak (IPO)
  • Mentor for Endeavor, Founder Institute, Venture Hive, NXTP Labs, etc.
  • Investor in over two dozen start-ups  

Tigre Wenrich

Partner
JP Cappello

JP Cappello

Leading VC lawyer in Miami and Latin America
Partner at MobLabs
Former Patagon.com ($700M exit)
Former Greenberg Traurig Partner
Investor in over two dozen start-ups

JP Cappello

Partner
Marco Giberti

Marco Giberti

  • Founder Vesuvio Ventures
  • Sold e-Mind to Liberty Media
  • Sold Mind Opener to Pearson
  • Sold Mind Trainer to Reed Elsevier
  • Former Apple executive
  • Investor in over 35 start-ups

Marco Giberti

Partner
Eduardo Barco

Eduardo Barco

Partner at Big Sur
30 years I-Banking experience at Morgan Grenfell, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank
Raised over $10B
Founding partner in Generamos, Valle Energy and Carbocoque

Eduardo Barco

Partner
Our Team

Our Team

We’re looking for hungry Co-Founders who have what it takes to lead our companies from ideation to market with our full support

Being a part of our Venture Studio means access to:

Access to Advisors

Team is a critical factor for a successful startup. We bring in advisors and mentors from our network of veteran entrepreneurs and industry experts

In-House Development

Our in-house technology team will support you on a day-to-day basis, making sure you develop with highest quality and the lowest cost

Speed to Market

Our network of industry experts and connections to leading corporations can help you get that first pilot for proof-of-concept

Follow-on Funding

Once initial traction is achieved, we will guide you on your first fundraising adventure, with warm introductions to our own investors

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Portfolio Companies

Our portfolio companies create industry-leading solutions across the real estate, logistics, and hospitality sector.