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mat cole


Mat is an entrepreneur and senior executive with 18+ years of experience across media, sport, technology and venture capital.


Mat’s entrepreneurial track record includes taking The Blaze Agency, one of Australia's leading sports management agencies, from inception to acquisition by CSM (part of Chime Challenger Network ) in 2014.


More recently Mat was CEO & founder of the global recruitment platform, Sporple, where he raised venture capital from tier 1 US VC, global sporting organizations and scaled the platform to have a presence in over 70 countries.


In addition to Mat’s entrepreneurial endeavours, he held global leadership roles with multiple venture-backed businesses based in New York, Austin, and Silicon Valley, USA. 

Upon returning to Australia in 2018, Mat joined the Australian venture capital group, Investible, where he launched their flagship growth product, The Investible Games, across Indonesia, Singapore and Australia. 

Mat holds a Global Executive MBA from Monash Business School, where he was awarded the Dean’s Leadership Sponsorship for 2020 – 2021.