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Matt O'Leary

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Product guy, designer and hustler. Passionate about products, pixels and business.

Product guy, designer and hustler. Passionate about products, pixels and business.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Spendwell
Bespoke Digital Inc.
Fresh Canteen
Shopcaster
People Skills Inc.

Positions

Co-Founder Spendwell January 2016 - present
Co-Founder Bespoke Digital Inc. June 2015 - present
Senior Product Manager & Designer VerticalScope Inc. March 2014 - May 2015
Co-Founder & CEO Fresh Canteen January 2013 - March 2014
Co-Founder & CEO Shopcaster September 2010 - December 2012
Product Manager & Designer Idea Bank Inc. January 2008 - August 2010
Founder & Studio Manager People Skills Inc. January 2004 - December 2007
Freelance Designer & Mac Artist Matt O'Leary Inc. September 1996 - December 2003

Education

George Brown College Graphic Design 1995 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Business model
  • • Business Development
  • • Business Management
  • • Financial Modeling
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • SaaS & SMB

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

E-Commerce • Product management • Business Development • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I have extensive experience building startups from ideation to customer development and traction to fundraising.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Extreme passion and perseverance. I'm a hustler looking for a hacker.

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Aron Jones
We worked together
When Matt and I first worked together, he was the product manager on a web service where I was a developer. Through that project I came to t ... rust in his skill and decision making both as a product designer and as a manger. A little over a year later Matt and I founded a company together. Over the course of the following 2 years Matt was an adept and adaptive CEO who led the company through raising friends and family, seed, and series A financing. Through that time he also excelled at employing lean starup techniques to pivot the company from a doomed social Android (Connectsy) app to a viable and growing ecommerce business (Shopcaster). Matt is an excellent leader, an excellent product designer and an excellent CEO. I would work for him again in a second if the opportunity ever arises.
Russell Samuels
We worked together
Matt has been through the highs and lows of building a tech startup and is passionately driven to succeed. He has a large network and can r ... ecruit well.

Chayim Kirshen
They're my friends  •  Founder, Lyrical Software. Previously Senior Consultant (Contract), The Globe and Mail.
Chayim is a great entrepreneur. He runs his own successful tech consultancy and is the smartest dev ops guy I've ever met. He has all the in ... gredients and DNA to build a success startup and FD will be proud to have him as a member of the community. In Chayim we trust.

Grant Sernick
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, LoyolyPRO
Grant is a highly intelligent, hard-working dude. I believe if he puts his mind to it (and hustles his ass off), he can accomplish anything. ...

Grant Sernick
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, LoyolyPRO
Grant is a highly intelligent, hard-working dude. I believe if he puts his mind to it (and hustles his ass off), he can accomplish anything. ...

Grant Sernick
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, LoyolyPRO
Grant is a highly intelligent, hard-working dude. I believe if he puts his mind to it (and hustles his ass off), he can accomplish anything. ...