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Mate Kovacs
Budapest, Hungary


GROWTH: Brand Marketing, GROWTH: Growth Marketing, PRODUCT: Management


Mate, an expert in strategic brand development and marketing communications, is the Founder of Water Lily Pond, a progressive brand communications startup with distributed global teams. A company he built based on his 12 years of experience working with global brands at ad agencies in London, Prague and Budapest. With a passion for growing new concepts, he has also scaled several other startups. This can be seen through his roles as Co-founder of TLA CEE, promoting London’s tech ecosystem; DiverCEEty, increasing diversity in business; and HQness, helping startups become more brand-conscious.