Matt is a Principal at the Yield Lab and Cultivation Capital. He is responsible for the day-to-day investments, fundraising, portfolio, and company operations for the Yield Lab Global Opportunity fund and the Yield Lab global network. This includes maintaining and managing a deal pipeline, organizing the fundraising pipeline, running the due diligence process, and coordinating portfolio management and fund management. Prior to Matt’s role as Principal, he was the Program Manager for the Yield Lab Accelerator, building a novel and unique accelerator program geared toward value creation around generating customers, collaborators and investors.
Matt led the launch of the Yield Lab Europe, an agriculture technology venture fund and accelerator based in Ireland. Matt has been as an agriculture technology analyst and spent time in an agriculture technology startup, CoverCress, helping them breed plants, tending greenhouse and harvesting genetic nurseries.
Prior to Matt’s involvement in the Yield Lab, he lived in Salt Lake City as a competing member of the United States Long Track Speedskating Team. Matt served on the U.S. Speedskating Board of Directors from 2012-2018 and serving as an Officer and as Chair of the Athletes’ Advisory Council. Matt graduated in 2018 with a Masters of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Matt currently is Vice Chair of the Young Friends of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.