Matt is the Managing Director of Runway Incubator, San Francisco's premier community for startup, investor and corporate collaboration. Previously, Matt was a Venture Partner at Expansive Ventures, a Principal at Ardent Capital and the founding Head of Business Development and CFO of Topicmarks, a natural language processing company that sold to Tagged, Inc in 2011.
Before Topicmarks, Matt was an early employee and acting CFO at Room to Read where he helped the startup scale to operations in 13 countries, featured on Oprah and at Clinton’s Global Initiative along the way. By his departure, Room to Read had established nearly 8,000 libraries across Asia and Africa.
Matt is a mentor at the Founder Institute, a former Leadership Fellow at The Wharton School and Princeton in Asia Fellow at Princeton University. Matt can be reached at matt[at]runway.is.
THE RUNWAY STORY
In January 2013, Runway opened its orange doors on a mission to build the best community of entrepreneurs in San Francisco. Runway rapidly became the place awesome startups call home. We're strategically located in the Twitter Building at 1355 Market St. (also home to Yammer, Sosh, and One Kings Lane), the epicenter of innovation flourishing in the Mid-Market neighborhood.
WHAT MAKES RUNWAY UNIQUE?
From blueprint to launch, Runway was engineered with startups in mind. We created the environment that we wanted when we were founders. Our emphasis on openness and collaboration is essential for moving fastand working smarter. Over one-third of Runway's 30,000 square feet is dedicated communal space. Every component of Runway, down to the tiniest corner, has been considered--making the end result not just a beautiful office, but an amazing incubator of ideas, creativity, and innovation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Whether it's strategic introductions toFortune 500 companies, inspiring educational events, office hours, or serendipitous encounters, the network diversity of founders and entrepreneurs at Runway is invaluable. Ultimately, a community is only as strong as its residents. That's why we want to attract the best and brightest to Runway. If our philosophy resonates with you and you're building something that's going to change the world, we want you here.HOME GROWN INNOVATION
Runway's supported by San Francisco Regional Center (SFRC). SFRC invests in San Francisco's Mid-Market area to promote job growth, local employment and economic stability.