Matthew works at the intersection of capital markets and innovation to help executives and organizations build lasting value through capital formation, growth marketing, brand positioning, and strategic communications. With broad experience working with Fortune 50 technology firms and founding teams well before their public launch, he is committed to developing long-term sustainable strategies that maximize outcomes. Matthew has nearly two decades of experience in the venture capital market working with investment firms across the asset class from seed to growth stage funds, ranging from $100MM to $18B in assets under management. His work in the private capital markets also includes the development and launch of two technology platforms for trading private investment markets companies and preparation and support for several high-profile initial public offerings, mergers, and acquisitions. Matthew is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at both San Francisco State University and Stanford University and he currently lectures on entrepreneurship, startup formation and business strategy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Matthew’s intimate knowledge of venture capital firms and the way in which their partnerships are formed and their individual partners perform provides founders with a wholly unique advantage in the capital formation process. He maps the dynamic investing landscape of today to a startup’s future potential and current business metrics, identifying the critical factors that accelerate fundraising while mitigating the risks of over communication or strategic errors that set back founders and close off optimal paths to growth.