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Yale University, BS 2000


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Matt Ocko

Matt has nearly three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive and venture capitalist, with over 20 patents granted or pending in areas as diverse as hardware systems and social games. He still reads C++ code but admits to occasional struggles with Erlang. Matt is a cofounder of Data Collective, a venture fund with a unique team of experienced venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs and practicing engineers, investing together in seed and early stage Big Data and IT infrastructure companies.

During his venture capital tenure, he has invested in and/or helped grow a variety of companies including XenSource (CTRX), Zynga (ZNGA), Impermium, Verisign (VRSN), Facebook (FB), Virtuata (CSCO), Akimbi Systems (VMW), Cotendo (AKAM),, MetaWeb (GOOG), FlashSoft (SNDK), DataMirror (IBM), UltraDNS (NSR), Kenshoo, Metamarkets, Fortinet (FTNT), SupportSoft (SPRT), Alantro (TXN), CouchBase, Spool (FB), BranchOut, On-Ramp Wireless, and many others.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Heyday 12/2013Seed$2M19
ClassDojo 4/2013Series A$8.5M8
August 2013Seed$2M11 9/2012Seed$1.1M11
Keen IO 6/2012Angel$750k19
Sold 6/2012Seed9
Exec 5/2012Seed$3.3M14
Socialcam 4/2012Angel36
Locu 4/2012Series A$4M8
Retrofit 3/2012Venture Round$2.7M22
Zeel 1/2012Angel$1.5M11
Flotype 1/2012Seed$1.4M9 12/2011Seed$1.1M7 12/2011Seed$1.62M9
MixRank 11/2011Angel$1.5M13
Impermium 11/2011Series A$8M5
Locu 9/2011Seed$600k10
Impermium 6/2011Seed$1M10
Zoom Video Communications 6/2011Seed$3M5
CrowdMob 1/2011Seed$1M10
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
Chartio 6/2010Seed$1.29M7



  1. Heyday app launches, reveals $2 mln in seed funding ( [edit]
  2. ClassDojo Raises $8.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  3. Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App ( [edit]
  4. Is A Gaming Engine For 3D Interfaces ( [edit]
  5. Keen Blog ( [edit]
  6. Backed By Google Ventures, Greylock & Matrix, Sold Launches A Mobile Service That Takes The Hassle Out Of Selling Online ( [edit]
  7. Exec, The Mobile App For Errands, Adds Messaging (Oh, And Sam Altman Led Their Round) ( [edit]
  8. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  9. Data-Focused Locu Raises $4M Series A From General Catalyst, Lowercase, Lightbank & SV Angel ( [edit]
  10. Fitness startup Retrofit raises $2.7M from Chicago investors ( [edit]
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  12. Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce Put $1.4M In Real-Time Messaging Infrastructure Startup Flotype ( [edit]
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  14. Cloud Application Services Company Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round From Baseline ( [edit]
  15. Display Ad Data Intelligence Startup MixRank Raises $1.5M From Mark Cuban, 500 Startups ( [edit]
  16. Impermium Secures $8 Million in Series-A Financing to Lead Fight Against Social Web Spam ( [edit]
  17. Local Business Data Provider Locu Raises Seed Round ( [edit]
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  19. Zoom Raises $6M Series A, Launches Version 1.0 Of Its Radically Different Virtual Conferencing Tool ( [edit]
  20. CrowdMob builds a Tapjoy+Groupon for distributing local deals ( [edit]
  21. TechCrunch ( [edit]
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