Matt is a partner at Sequoia focused on enterprise technology. He works with Sequoia’s investments in Docker, Bit9 + Carbon Black, Hirevue, Skyhigh Networks, Nimble Storage and Barracuda Networks. Prior to joining Sequoia in 2012, Matt worked at Goldman Sachs, where he launched the firm’s investment banking efforts in cloud computing. Earlier, he founded and ran his own digital media startup while in college. Matt received a BS in finance from Brigham Young University.
We are coordinating OFFICE HOURS for Matt while he is in Toronto. If you would like to refer a startup for a meeting slot please recommend them with this form
. We are taking no fees for this. All input will be submitted to Matt and he will select which startups he wants to meet with.
Interview by Derek Andersen
Founder & CEO, Startup Grind
We are pleased to announce that Derek Andersen the Founder and CEO of Startup Grind globally, will be in Toronto to lead the conversation with Matt on Sept 24th. Derek is the founder of Startup Grind, a 125-city community mentoring entrepreneurs. Startup Grind is based in 60 countries with over 1,500 volunteers. Derek Andersen spent four years in product management at Electronic Arts working on games like the Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror's Edge. He left in 2009 to create Vaporware Labs which launched several failures and a couple of successes like Startup Grind, Commonred (Acquired by Income.com), and Steve Young Football (iOS). He's also a contributing author for Entrepreneur.com and Business Insider and lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and three children.
This promises to be a great evening that will help to better connect the Toronto ecosystem to both Silicon Valley and the global startup scene.
Shot of Derek interviewing some guy that nobody knows :)