Matthew works at the intersection of capital markets and innovation to help executives and organizations build lasting value through growth marketing, brand positioning, and strategic communications. Whether working with Fortune 50 technology firms or a founding team well before their first launch, he is committed to developing long-term sustainable strategies for maximum impact. Matthew has nearly two decades of experience in the venture capital market working with firms across the asset class from seed to growth stage funds, ranging from $100MM to $18B in assets under management. His private capital markets work includes the early development and launch of two technology platforms for investing in private 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.