I've spent the balance of my professional life in the entrepreneurial, small company trenches, but stints in large company environments have helped frame my communication and problem-solving approaches. More to come.
Product strategery, thoughtful experience design and support operations design, and rapid experimentation/validation on a shoestring budget. Here to do the work.
General aviation (I'm a private pilot), downhill skiing, distance running, automotive electric conversion.
Co-Founder and Chief UX Officer Nov 2014 – Feb 2019
Co-founder of this first spin-out from Madrona Venture Labs. Mighty AI was a data management platform that helped autonomous vehicle/robot manufacturers, Tier 1 automotive suppliers, and other startups and disruptors secure the high-quality, human-annotated data they need to train their computer vision algorithms.
Acquired by Uber June 2019
AngelList is a fundraising and talent platform for startups and a startup discovery engine for investors. I helped design aspects of the investor education experience, conducted customer research, created mobile prototypes, and helped syndicate leads close millions of dollars worth of seed stage startup investment rounds.
I helped design the next gen of BigDoor's loyalty platform for partners like MLB Advanced Media, NFL, TeenNick, Dell, and the super-fine City of Austin, Texas.
I assumed the role of user experience designer within Google, spearheading various efforts to incorporate the key parts of FeedBurner into the overall publisher product mix. I also worked on all of the major advertising tools for publishers (AdWords, AdSense and DoubleClick), Google Apps Enterprise Marketplace, and Hangouts.
from my FeedBurner "About" Page entry:
Credited as the original "voice of FeedBurner," Matt also maintains an unwavering devotion to the FeedBurner fan club. If publishers and advertisers want it, his team brandishes the t-squares and slide rules required to make it happen.
Acquired by Google June 2007
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