"The team from MVM helped me transform Academy123 from a nascent technology to a well-funded, significant business in 9 months."
Matt Ridenour - Investment Committee
In March of 2010, Matt left Momentum to join The People Fund (www.thepeoplefund.net) where he serves as the Operating Partner in charge of all portfolio companies. Matt continues to collaborate actively with the Momentum team on its portfolio and still serves on the Board of Directors of Thermark.
Prior to his time with Momentum Venture Management, Matt spent more than 10 years working in private equity, venture capital and as a CEO in successful early-stage companies. He has been a principal in more than 25 private market transactions with an aggregate value of more than $200 million. Prior to founding Momentum Venture Management, Matt served as CEO of UNX, an independent institutional equity trading platform, where he secured $20 million in venture funding. He also founded Gazelle TechVentures, a $60 million VC firm where he continues to serve on the executive committee. Previously he was a principal in Blue Capital, a private equity firm spun out of McKinsey & Company, and also spent two years focusing on private equity advisory at Bain & Company. Matt holds a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College and graduated with High Honors as a Baker Scholar (top 5% in his MBA class) from Harvard Business School.