Monica Ioannidou Polemitis, Finance Expert in Limassol, Cyprus
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Monica Ioannidou Polemitis

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Limassol, Cyprus
Toptal Member Since
March 24, 2022

With 20+ years of experience in strategic advisory, Monica has led multiple engagements across sectors. She's facilitated the valuation of new business ideas and secured financing from private and public sources, including extensive work with private equity funds and European Union financial instruments such as the EU and European Investment Bank. Recently, Monica has launched Hybrid ConsulTech, a company offering comprehensive digital transformation solutions across Europe and the Middle East.

Career Highlights

MAP Innovation

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
University of Edinburgh
Bachelor's Degree
University of Essex

Certification Highlights

Certified Blockchain Expert
Blockchain Council
Advanced Certificate
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Case Studies

Work Experience

Founder and CEO

2024 - PRESENT
Hybrid Consultech
  • Designed and launched my own company after fomulating a business plan and financials.
  • Formed a collaboration agreement with a US-based software development company.
  • Identified and engaged my first clients in my newly established company.
Focus areas: Business & Digital Transformation, Process Automation, Financing

Head of Strategy and Management Consulting

2022 - 2024
Big 10 Audit and Consulting Firm
  • Managed a large project in the healthcare sector, which required mapping the country's total workforce and estimating healthcare needs. Performed a gap analysis between the two and predicted future needs.
  • Managed the transition from the previous management of the firm's local office.
  • Completed several engagements in sustainability compliance.
Focus areas: Compliance, Strategy, Business to Government (B2G)

Executive Director | Head of Portfolio Management

2021 - 2022
MAP Fund Management Services Ltd
  • Set up MAP fund management services, a regulated entity, and a fully authorized alternative investment fund manager.
  • Managed the company, reporting to the Cyprus regulator and the business development activities as an executive director.
  • Participated in the valuation of investment targets and decided whether a fund under management should proceed with an investment or not as the head of portfolio management.
Focus areas: STATA, Private Equity, Valuation, Asset Valuation, Intangible Asset Valuation, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Funding, Due Diligence Consultant, Business Services, Investment Funds, Startups, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Fundraising, Blockchain


2019 - 2022
MAP Innovation
  • Set up MAP innovation and grew its operations in Cyprus and the UK.
  • Provided consultancy services to clients primarily in the fintech and agrifood sectors.
  • Established a strong collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology in agrifood innovation and developed a pre-accelerator in this sector for them.
Focus areas: Innovation, Innovation Management, Startups, Startup Consulting, Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Funding, Customer Experience Management, Customer Experience, Customer Engagement, Business Services, Business Strategy, Edtech Design, Fundraising, Global Strategy, Subscription Pricing, Management Consulting, Blockchain


2017 - 2019
ARIS Accelerator
  • Designed and set up the corporate accelerator (ARIS), sponsored by Deloitte and Bank of Cyprus and managed it until mid-2019.
  • Scouted and recruited startups, designed and delivered training curriculum, and oversaw the progress of the resident teams.
  • Took responsibility for matchmaking resident startups with their industry and identifying investors for scaling.
Focus areas: Innovation Management, Innovation, Financial Innovation, Startups, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Fundraising


2006 - 2019
  • Prepared a business plan for Deloitte CY to set up an innovation and entrepreneurship center and a startup accelerator. After multiple interactions with senior partners, set up both in 2017; promoted to director to manage them.
  • Assisted seven startups based in Cyprus, Russia, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, and Lebanon with their fundraising activities, including connecting them with private investors.
  • Completed an innovation strategy project with Bank of Cyprus, including a strategy to identify two major pain points and a field trip to Tel Aviv to match them with startups for collaboration.
Focus areas: Seed Fundraising, Fundraising Consultant, Startup Consulting, Startup Funding, Innovation, Innovation Management, Commercialization, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Funding, Customer Experience Management, Customer Experience, Customer Engagement, Due Diligence Consultant, Business Services, Business Strategy, Startups, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Fundraising, Management Consulting, Global Strategy, Subscription Pricing
2000 - 2001

Master's Degree in Politics

University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1997 - 2000

Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Politics

University of Essex - Essex, England, UK


Certified Blockchain Expert

Blockchain Council


Advanced Certificate

Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission


Seed Fundraising, Startup Funding, Due Diligence, Market Research, Financial Modeling, Venture Funding, Revenue & Expense Projections, Forecasting, Blockchain, Fundraising, Pricing, Pricing Strategy, Private Equity, Valuation, Asset Valuation, Intangible Asset Valuation, Fund Management

Industry Expertise

Open Innovation, Early-stage Startups, Agriculture


Commercialization, Go-to-market Strategy, Strategic Planning & Execution, Market Sizing, Grants, Grant Proposals, Business Models, Early-stage Funding, Fundraising Consultant, Pitch Decks, Early-stage Venture Capital, Customer Experience, Customer Experience Management, Customer Engagement, Competition Research, Business Services, Business Strategy, Growth Strategy, Startups, SaaS, Management Consulting, Global Strategy, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), Due Diligence Consultant, Incubator Management, Pricing Models, Investment Funds, Edtech Design, Direct to Consumer (D2C), Startup Consulting, Fintech, Innovation, Technology Transfer, Finance, Innovation Management, Business Planning, Alternative Investments, STATA, Business Plan Consulting, Strategy, Go-to-market Plans, Financial Innovation, Subscription Pricing, Compliance, Business to Government (B2G), Business & Digital Transformation, Process Automation, Financing, Financials

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