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.

Luisa González is our Head of European Projects. With background in journalism and digital communication, she has led PR campaings and projects for the tech ecosystem for more than 10 years. Luisa has experience with Erasmus and H2020 European projects and she is passionate about international cooperation, innovation and women’s leadership.

Ana Metz is the Founding Editor of FutureTravel – the weekly newsletter about travel industry trends, innovation and travel startups. She is also the former Startup Sourcing Director of EU-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.

Stefano De Marzo is the Head of News at EU-Startups. He has been extensively covering startups, venture capital and innovation ecosystems, including contributions to numerous publications such as Sifted, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Through his work as an editor and writer, he continues to shape the narrative surrounding the best stories of the tech world. 

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.

Antonio López Escárzaga is the new Head of Content at EU-Startups, with a background in Digital Marketing, Antonio drives his passion for effective communication and entrepreneurship. He firmly believes in communication’s transformative power and strives to harness it to foster growth and innovation. 

Tea Vrcić is the Startup Analyst at EU-Startups and leads our Startup Sourcing service. Tea leverages six years of entrepreneurial experience in the tech sector, including work in the AI, sustainability, and fintech spaces. Passionate about innovation, technology and startups, her broad expertise enhances her role in the detailed analysis and evaluation of emerging startups for EU-Startups. 

Marcin Lewandowski is our new Podcast Director and host of the EU-Startups Podcast. Ever since Marcin learned about startups and VC he wanted to invest in founders or become a founder himself. To do that, his plan was to meet as many new people as possible and explore as many different ideas, places and challenges across the world as he could. As a result, Marcin lived in 8 different countries and traveled to 50+ other countries across 3 continents. If you’re interested to become a guest on the podcast or to sponsor the podcast, reach out to

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.