Business Builder

Our Business Builder helps our startups develop from amateur to professional by providing a platform where our Accelerator companies move into. With smart investment and mentorship, we close the gap between seed and growth.

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Business Builder.

Combining the network of shareholders, mentors, experts and our growing investor group, the Business Builder enables continuous improvement after the program. During the Accelerator, the team provides support through various workshops, weekly investment sessions, and evaluations.


At leAD, one of our main goals is to help the startups secure follow-on investments. The Business Builder plays a key role in achieving this milestone by not only providing support during the program but especially in the crucial months after the cohort graduation. Following the Accelerator, the team assists with direction and guidance for the follow-on investments and mentoring with finance, strategy, and general business development, with the aim to lead the startups to independent growth.


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Meet the team

Situated in the leAD office in Berlin, our ever-growing team consists of experts in their respective fields – from strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship to project management, marketing, and communication. They make the daily running of leAD possible, and they have one thing in common: whether it'll be a special interest in sports tech, nutrition, trying out new sports or focusing on one in particular – they're all fueled by a passion for sports.

Aaron Naisar

Aaron Naisar

Investment Manager

Aaron has experience as a strategy and technology consultant and in supporting early-stage startups. He holds a graduate degree with distinctions in Strategic Entrepreneurship from Rotterdam School of Management. In his master thesis, he analyzed the disruptive influence of ICOs on the traditional venture capital ecosystem. Aaron is a sports fanatic and holds a tennis coaching license.

Brett Bivens

Brett Bivens

Head of Business Builder

Brett is passionate about the intersection of sports and technology, having spent most of his career building and investing in innovative companies that bring those two worlds together. After leading global operations at Krossover Intelligence, a sports analytics firm, Brett helped launch and lead the investment team at TechNexus where he played a role in sourcing, executing, and supporting over 50 venture capital investments.

Chris Day

Chris Day

Synergy Officer

Chris is a former professional poker player and collegiate tennis player who graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science focused on IT and Strategic Management. He has started a range of ventures from a Cryptocurrency Investor Network to a Property Management firm in London.  His passion now revolves creating equal opportunity in health, fitness, and sport for all.  Chris is based in London with his wife and dog where he coaches at his local Crossfit gym in his free time.