Matthew has become a well-known and successful investor and entrepreneur for his understanding of new consumer technologies for the marketplace. Matthew founded Isabella Products, Inc. to address an exciting market opportunity for connecting all things unconnected (products and people!). Isabella Products has since designed a portfolio of connected devices as well as a robust content management system to keep ‘all the bits’ safe and secure.
Matthew also manages Rudyard Partners, his family’s investment office, focused on investing in private equity funds and making direct early-stage investments in technology, hospitality, and consumer goods companies. From 1998-2006, Matthew was Co-founder & Managing Director of Motorola Ventures (MV), the corporate venture capital arm of Motorola, Inc. where he co-managed a $400M portfolio of technology investments globally.
In November 2005, Matthew was named one of Boston’s “40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal for his professional achievement and community contributions in New England. He is a frequent speaker/lecturer and has contributed to several books on innovation, design, and venture capital. Matthew graduated from Michigan State University (BA), where he currently serves on the Board of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Entrepreneurial Finance at the Broad School of Business, and New England School of Law in Boston (JD). Matthew also serves on the board of several non-for-profit organizations focused on Education.