Matt is a Partner in Venrock's Palo Alto, California office focused on venture capital investing in energy technology. Matt joined Venrock in 2004 and led Venrock’s investments in Atieva, FINsix, Nest Labs, Phononic Devices and Transonic Combustion. From 2000 to 2004, Matt investigated energy-related applications of nanotechnology, including LENR, and engaged with Silicon Valley's emerging cleantech community. He previously co-founded two successful software companies: LiquidMarket, a product search and comparison shopping service that was acquired by NBC Internet in 1999, and Flash Communications, an instant messaging technology that was acquired by Microsoft in 1998. Earlier in his career, Matt traded currency options for Paribas in London, Singapore and New York, and practiced international project finance for Sanwa Bank in Tokyo. His technical experience includes applied superconductivity research at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, real-time signal processing at Mercedes-Benz research and development in Stuttgart, and technology scouting in the newly independent Czech Republic.
Matt earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.