Having invested as an angel investor since 2005, Matt started Palo Alto Venture Science in 2012, a new generation venture capital fund that pioneered the data-driven "moneyball" approach to venture capital.
With a professional background in ecommerce, analytics, behavioral economics and decision sciences, he built big data solutions for a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Corning, Coca Cola and General Electric earlier in his career. Matt started CostCaptain.com in 2005, a leading ecommerce company that caters to the education buyers from K12 to Universities. In 2006, Matt wrote a negotiation management software platform for car dealerships and licensed out to leading dealership chains. In 2008, he built an independent stock rating platform that extracts large buy and sell transactions of mutual funds and calculates stock ratings based on this information.
A national physics high school scholar having scored in the top 100 students out of the entire graduating class of 1.2 million high school students in Turkey, Matt graduated from Bosphorus University in Istanbul with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. With full scholarship, he then earned an MBA degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University Robinson College of Business. With strong ties on the east coast, he provides guest lectures at Georgia Institute of Technology business school in entrepreneurial finance and supply chain management for small businesses. Matt’s father is a surgeon of gynecology and his mother is a retired pharmacist. His sister is a director of finance for Formula 1. He is an avid skier, and a classical guitarist and a resident of Palo Alto.
Aug 1, 2012 - Current (about 4 years)
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