Area(s) of expertise: Venture Capital, Enterprise IT
Summary of expertise:
Matt joined the Ascent team in 2002 to continue his work with innovative early stage enterprise IT companies. Matt loves seeing common problems solved using new technology and was attracted to venture capital because it enables him to work closely with management teams over a longer time frame, developing strong relationships. Over the last decade at Ascent, Matt has focused on investments in data analytics (Interactive Supercomputing - acquired by Microsoft and Cymfony - acquired by TNS and Terascala) and cloud business services (HubCast, StrikeIron and The Corporate Marketplace).
Blog/Web site: www.ascentvp.com/blog
Matt was a double major in computer science and economics at Yale University and has been a self-described “geek for a long time.” He found computer programming to be addictive but realized the business side of the tech world was more his strength and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (Tuck Scholar).
Matt is a natural competitor. He ran his first marathon in college and has completed the Boston Marathon 10 times. He is also an avid triathlete and skier, a pilot and a father of four who are the frequent target of his interest in photography. He is also passionate about education, particularly science and engineering, believing it is the key to solving many of the world’s problems. Matt is a member of the board of overseers at the Museum of Science and volunteers for KIPP Massachusetts and for the Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester. He and his family live north of Boston.
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