Thomas Ohr is the CEO of Menlo Media and the Founding Editor of – which he launched in October of 2010. He is excited about Europe’s future and passionate about innovation and new business ideas. Before running EU-Startups (Menlo Media) as a business, Thomas worked in the German media industry. Till January of 2016 he served as Senior Brand Manager at one of Germany’s biggest magazine publishers.

Francesca Romana Piccioli is EU-Startups’ new Startup Analyst, focusing on data-driven startup research and evaluations. As part of our Startup Sourcing activities, Francesca is working with corporate clients and investors to help them find the most promising startups. With a background in food technology and food innovation Francesca is a curious startup enthusiast, passionate about traveling and getting to know new ideas and products.

Ana Metz is the Startup Sourcing Director of EU-Startups and since 2020 also the Founding Editor of FutureTravel – the weekly newsletter about travel industry trends, innovation and travel startups. Passionate about how design and technology can influence people and impact businesses, Ana is scouting startups and innovative businesses from all over the world, for media, corporates and investors.

Guillermo Díaz recently joined Menlo Media as Event Assistant. With a background in Economic Sciences, he has a real interest in the influence of businesses in our society and how it can be improved through the entrepreneurship and ethics. Passionate about the audiovisual and events production space, he has experience in managing and organizing different kind of cultural and social events.

Anastasiia Ponomareva is the Events & Partnerships Director of Menlo Media, and mostly focused on the organisation our annual EU-Startups Summit and our FutureTravel Summit. Passionate about entrepreneurship, with a background in IT recruitment and years of experience organising and leading different startup events, Anastasiia believes in the power of connecting professionals within the startup ecosystem.

Patricia Allen is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of Europe’s hottest startups.

Our Extended Team: In addition, we’re working with a Europe-wide team of freelancers regarding the content production for our flagship media brand Also, at times of our events, we’re relying on a larger team of volunteers who help us regarding several operational tasks of the days of the event.

We’re currently not hiring for any full-time roles, but if we do in the near future, you will find our job posts on the EU-Startups Job Board.