Matthew has been working in Silicon Valley as a VC and executive for almost two decades. Prior to co-founding Synapse Partners venture capital group, Matthew was VP of Corporate Development at Opera Software where he helped drive corporate strategy by evaluating new markets for Opera Software to enter through partnerships, investments and acquisitions. During his tenure he led four acquisitions and a divestiture prior to the Company’s acquisition for $1.2B.
Prior to Opera, Matthew was a Principal at Trident Capital, a Palo Alto based venture capital firm. While at Trident, he focused on investments in Enterprise Software, Fintech and Data-Driven Advertising. Matthew served as board member of board observer at Appia (sold to Digital Turbine), AccountNow (sold to GreenDot), Bytemobile (sold to Citrix) and mBlox and was actively involved with Trident’s investments in BrightRoll (sold to Yahoo), NinthDecimal, Sojern and Teladoc.
Earlier in his career, Matthew was the Director of Finance at SOMA Networks, a wireless broadband systems company. Before joining SOMA, he was part of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities.