Matt joined Cyclotron Road in 2015. Part of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Cyclotron Road's mission is to identify the world's best hard energy technology innovators and provide them the tools, capital, and partners needed to commercialize their technologies.
Previously, Matt was Vice President of Channel Development at Enlighted, Inc., the leading wireless sensor network and lighting controls manufacturer for commercial and industrial buildings. In this role he developed and manageed channel relationships and strategic partnerships to accelerate Enlighted?s growth into new markets.
Matt spent 4 years as an investor at Nth Power, focused on materials and nanotechnology, biofuels, advanced lighting, smart grid technologies, and fuel cells. Matt was involved in deal sourcing and structuring, due diligence, and portfolio company support. He was a board observer for Propel Biofuels, Topanga Technologies, and Precursor Energetics.
Prior to joining Nth Power, Matt was a materials engineer and business development manager for Franklin Fuel Cells where he established and ran the company?s fuel cell testing capabilities and helped the company raise $4.5 million in venture funding and government grants.
During his graduate studies Matt co-founded the Berkeley Energy Resource Collaborative (BERC) and consulted to several alternative energy companies. While earning his graduate degree, Matt also worked for Bloom Energy as a product manager.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Matt received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, with a focus on energy markets. Matt earned his BS, with Honors, in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University.
Matt is a member of Fellows Class 13. He served his fellowship under mentor Nancy Floyd at Nth Power in San Francisco.