Matt is Co-founder and CEO of Company; he is also Managing Partner at Company Ventures. In 2013 Matt cofounded Grand Central Tech, a highly-competitive no-equity-fee, year-long accelerator program. By 2018 the value of curating and co-locating top tier companies had made itself clear and the decision was made to expand. GCT thus evolved into what is now Company, a 1.1 million- square-foot, multi-tenant tech campus in the heart of Manhattan. Tenants range from the firm’s community of 150 startups, to VC firms, to divisions of Fortune 500 companies. Company Ventures focuses on the startups that inhabit Company, leveraging the advantages of time and proximity to both support and evaluate the companies.
In addition to his role at Company, Matt serves on the boards of The Advisory Council for NYCx, New York City’s municipal tech engagement program; and WiTNY, Women in Tech New York.
Matt started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton in international economic development. His clients were primarily USAID and the World Bank, leading Matt to spend the better part of 3 years living and working in Africa: Ghana, Zimbabwe, and primarily Tanzania. After Booz, Matt worked as an innovation strategy consultant at Fahrenheit 212. From there, he moved to ESPN, overhauling the analytics infrastructure across all mobile products.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Matt is a graduate of Rice University, earning a BA in history and foreign policy studies. He currently sits on the board of the NYC Leadership Council for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Matt is a New York native and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Rebecca, and their son, Henry. He is an avid skier, and a loyal, if also laboring, Mets and Rangers fan.
Matt is serving his fellowship at Company Ventures as a member of Class 24 under the mentorship of Chris Fralic, Board Partner at First Round Capital.