Person Overview

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Primary:
Co-Founder & Managing Director at DFJ Portage Ventures
Past:
Board of Directors at FeedBurner, Board of Directors / Investor at Cognitive Concepts, See All (8)
Education:
Williams College, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Detailed Description

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Matt joined New World Ventures in 2009 and remains co-founder & Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners.

Matt’s current and past investments include Analyte Media, Apptera, BrightTag, Cognitive Concepts (acquired by Houghton Mifflin), Everdream (acquired by Dell), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Imago Scientific (acquired by Ametek), Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP), Performics (acquired by DoubleClick/Google), Playdom (acquired by Disney), Siimpel (acquired by Tessera), and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).

He is currently on the boards of Analyte Media and Apptera.

Previous to 1995, Matt worked in the Boston Consulting Group’s Chicago Office, where he managed consulting and client teams on projects in the telecommunications, health-care and financial services industries. During and after college, Matt worked for Bankers Trust in Merchant Banking as well as Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust.

Matt has been honored by Crain’s Chicago Business on its annual “40 under 40” list of leading Chicagoans under age 40, named to the AlwaysOn Top 100 VC’s in the US list and as one of the most prominent members of Chicago’s technology community. Matt has keynoted or been a panelist at over 70 area conferences and events nationwide.

He has served on the advisory on numerous regional high technology advisory boards. Matt is the author of a popular venture blog, VCConfidential.com. He is also a founder & trustee of the McCall Family Foundation, focused encouraging social entrepreneurship and global human/women’s rights.

Matt graduated with a B.A. in economics and history from Williams College and earned an M.B.A. with honors from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

He also holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.

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