Matt joined CI in February of 2014 and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, structuring new investments and monitoring portfolio companies.
Just prior to joining CI, Matt was a senior venture analyst with Excell Partners. There he led deal teams in completing seed and early-stage investments across various tech sectors. Previous to that, Matt played key roles in helping to launch both the Rochester Angel Network’s Fund I and the Simon Business School’s student-run venture fund (serving as CEO for the Simon VC Fund’s first two seed investments).
Earlier in his career, Matt gained hands-on entrepreneurial experience as part of the founding management team for a university spinout called Creative Bioreactor Designs, Inc. In this role, he successfully guided a nascent tissue-engineering R&D firm through its initial bootstrapping phase and fundraising efforts in order to commercialize and sell three novel product platforms.
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