We have immense respect for the entrepreneurial journey because we know that success requires tons and tons of grit, dedication, and intensity. Those same qualities are foundational to our philosophy at PeakSpan and underpin every element of our approach. Working shoulder to shoulder with passionate entrepreneurs is truly inspiring and we work incredibly hard to drive impact and earn our seat at the table day in and day out.
Favorite Quote: Einstein famously said “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” I am a huge believer that intellectual curiosity is one of the most powerful traits anyone can have. No matter what your starting point is, nothing is more important than wanting to figure stuff out and being committed to getting better and better every day.
Matt has been working with software and technology businesses his whole career, focusing on supporting the transition from the start-up to the scale-up phase of company development. He has had the privilege of working with over 20 growth-stage business software companies over the last 10+ years across a targeted roster of sub-segments and is a firm believer in the power of focus, specialization and process-centricity as applied to resilient company development. Prior to co-founding PeakSpan, Matt worked as an investor at Greycroft Partners’ Growth Fund and previously at Investor Growth Capital on the software investment team, where he met Phil and Brian and they began refining the strategy, approach and philosophy to working with entrepreneurs that underpins PeakSpan today. He started his career as a technology investment banker at Piper Jaffray, supporting expansion-stage businesses on a variety of advisory and capital markets transactions. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude. Matt has been snowboarding all his life, plays the drums and is an avid traveler. He has traveled to over 30 countries with his wife Ratavy, but these days you're more likely to find them on the Upper West Side than on a plane, where they live with their daughter Luna and furry son Enzo the mini golden retriever (who doubles as Luna's bodyguard and best friend). He grew up near Boston and despite living in New York City for almost 15 years now, he remains a die hard Boston sports fan and faces the constant, character-building struggle of life behind enemy lines every day.