Before founding Petridish.org, Matt was a venture capital investor at Bessemer, where he focused on the mobile, digital-media and software sectors and was involved with investments in Intucell, Millennial Media, and several others. Matt started his career as an analyst in the Blackstone Group’s private equity division, where he stayed until shortly after its IPO. There, he was involved in several transactions including the take-private of Nielsen and the dividend recapitalization of Centennial. Matt also worked in Blackstone’s Hong Kong office where he evaluated investments in the Thai, Indonesian and Australian markets.
Matt holds a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude , and an MBA, both from Harvard University. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Matt served on the Board of Directors of Harvard Student Agencies and ran its laundry, dry-cleaning and linen-rental business, winning Manager of the Year for turning around its performance. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of SelectMinds, a social job recruiting company.
His favorite research projects on Petridsh include Astronomy, Archaeology, Marine Biology and Economics.
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