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Matt is managing partner at Tectonic Ventures, a professor at the MIT Sloan School. Matt previously founded RK Ventures, the predecessor to Tectonic, where he managed two successful funds investing in companies such as Rackspace, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Xenex, Axioma, Bidshift, Respicardia, and Edusoft. Matt formerly was CFO of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, where he worked with the founder to launch the firm and the world’s first Alzheimer’s imaging agent. Matt also helped launch a hedge fund as the COO, and has advised many financial firms, including Correlation Ventures, and 55 Capital Partners. In addition to his teaching and research at MIT, Matt is a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on venture capital and exits has been published in many leading finance and economic journals. Previously a faculty member in the Entrepreneurial Management department at Harvard Business School, Matt has also published many HBS cases. His work has been profiled in the Financial Times, The Economist, the MIT Sloan Management Review, Kauffman Publications, Institutional Investor’s Alpha Magazine, PeHub, etc., and many popular blogs.
A graduate of Duke University, Matt holds a BA in computer science and economics and an MA and PhD in economics. He is currently co-chairman of the advisory board for Duke University’s Graduate School.