Matt is an investment professional in the IT Venture Fund at BDC Venture Capital, where he primarily focuses on early stage Seed and Series “A” opportunities. Matt joined BDC after he raised the Seed and Series “A” round for semiconductor startup GaN Systems, which he joined after graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Prior to this, he was an analyst at venture capital firm Wesley Clover, best known as billionaire entrepreneur Terry Matthews' investment group. While there, Matt coordinated internal operations and facilitated the investments of new startup companies.
He was also co-founder and CEO at his own startup, JohnnyVoIP, a company that developed a VoIP application platform for webapps. Previous to this, he was the business development and strategy lead at an Ottawa-based startup investor (SeedCapital.ca) and at 18 was the youngest project coordinator at Newbridge Networks, working in the LMDS wireless group (now part of Alcatel Canada).
In addition to his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Economics from Carleton University.