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Matt Henry

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Former Founder, Chairman, CEO & Inventor, MongoNet; looking to co-found, capitalize & IP protect next great tech/mobile/internet/VR startup.

Former Founder, Chairman, CEO & Inventor, MongoNet; looking to co-found, capitalize & IP protect next great tech/mobile/internet/VR startup.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Growth
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth

Involved In


MongoNet, Inc.




CEO Looking for my next full-time CEO position at an exciting new tech startup May 2016 - present
Principal Consultant Startup & CEO Consulting; SF & LA Markets January 2015 - May 2016
Principal Consultant Patent Portfolio Sales & Licensing Transactions March 2013 - December 2014
Founder, Inventor, Chairman & CEO MongoNet, Inc. January 2000 - March 2013
Senior Technical Field Sales Rep, Semiconductor Distribution Marshall Industries July 1997 - November 1999
Technical Field Sales Rep, Semiconductor Distribution Arrow Electronics February 1996 - June 1997
Outside Sales Rep, Digital Prepress & Commercial Lithography ColorGraphics, Inc. October 1993 - January 1996
Outside Sales Rep, Digital Prepress & Commercial Lithography Pacific Lithograph Company November 1992 - September 1993


University of Colorado Boulder Business Administration 1990 - 1992

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • VR
  • • AR
  • • MR
  • • Cloud
  • • Others

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I formerly built MongoNet, Inc. as the Founder, Chairman, CEO & Inventor, for 13 years. We were backed by the two Founders of Adobe Systems, Chuck Schwab & other high networth angel investors (as well as a hedge fund). I personally raised $12.5 million (Series A, B, C Preferred, plus D Notes). We scaled our communications service to 7 million unique users. We reached $4 million per year in peak revenues (touching breakeven). We were about 20-25 employees in our peak years, located in SF. We won 37 US & international patents with over 600 claims. I have a gigantic fundraising Rolodex of ultra high net worth super angels whom I know very well. If you have a hot new idea and are looking for a passionate, easy to work with, fun, good hearted CEO to co-found & build your next startup, jlmk!! Willing to locate to Santa Monica and/or SF or dual location/both! I have the highest quality network of senior patent attorneys of anyone whom I know personally. John Warnock, the Founder of Adobe Systems & Inventor of PDF was on my former company's Board of Directors for over 12 years. He was (& remains) my primary business mentor.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm a casual, relaxed type, who believes strongly in treating people nicely & respectully. To me, there is no other way to work. In person coffee shop type meetings to start... I'm located in the Cow Hollow / Marina area in SF, near Union & Octavia St.

As an Advisor

However I can be of help. I love connecting & helping people w any thoughts or advice I can supply.

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Travis Binen
They're my friends  •  Regional Sales Manager, Delphix. Previously Technology Sales Manager, Oracle.
Matt's company mongonet was a success until the mortgage industry collapse in 2008. When I sold my first home, both real estate agents u ... sed mongo fax. when i bought my second home, both agents used mongofax. Also, Matt is extremely smart, driven, works non-stop and has an amazing network. He's a great sales guy too.
Steve Capps
They're my advisor  •  Owner, onedoto. Previously Think Week Author, Microsoft.
Matt has the tenacity and agility to guide a team from their baby steps to delivering a great product.
Peter Kent
They're my mentor  •  Owner, Insight Business Systems and CFO, Silicon Valley Data Science. Stanford GSB grad. University of Michigan grad.
Matt is a hard worker, exceptionally well connected, and full of black-and-blue marks from 13 years running his own startup company. I help ... ed him put it together, and advised him throughout till the end. He's a real people pleaser and quite the talker. He will be able to help others avoid some of the pitfalls he went through. He knows how to run a small startup, finds good people, keeps the company working hard with good morale, and drives hard toward finish lines as they get defined and re-defined over time. He's gained great experience through his run as Founder and CEO.
Ben Larson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator Director, Founder Institute San Francisco
Matt will stop at nothing to see his vision through to fruition. He is extremely resourceful and is great at leveraging his network to execu ... te. Matt has a natural ability to build connections through honesty and candidness, and I'm very happy to have had the chance to work with him.
Blake Francis
We worked together  •  Mid Market Sales, Zenefits. Previously Co-Founder, Need Inc..
Matt is very passionate about any project that he takes on. He has an incredible attention to detail and will not cut corners for anything. ... He is dedicated and willing to put in the time and effort needed to succeed. Most importantly he has a big heart and is someone that you can trust.
Kevin Ames
We worked together  •  Manager, Customer Success & Global Program Manager, LinkedIn and Global Head of LinkedIn Music Program, LinkedIn.
Matt is one of the most passionate, persistent, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs I've every worked with. His bright and friendly personality a ... llows him to quickly build relationships, in addition to effectively rallying the team toward a shared objective. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Matt over the years, and look forward to seeing him continue to achieve great things moving forward.

Wilson Ling
Founder | Creative Director, OpenCall Inc. and Founding Partner, The Blueprint Fund.
Wilson is the best. He's a super good guy, who is super smart. He knows how to leverage social media more than anyone I know, in part, bc ... he is so hyper-connected himself. He's also really connected to a lot of top notch people. - Matt Henry, Former Founder & CEO of MongoNet

Matthew Cook
. Indiana grad.
Matt is a great guy who is super connected in SF.

Kevin Smith
They're my friends  •  Advisor, SmartEar, Inc. and CEO and Founder, The Vault. CEO and Founder, SEEDCHANGE. Stanford Law grad. UC Berkeley grad. Vanderbilt grad.
Kevin is a really good guy. He knows a ton about startups & is super connected.

Antti Rasi
They're my friends  •  CEO, Partner, M2M Solutions Oy. Previously CTO, Promenade Research Oy (Part of HR4 Group).
Antti is a super good guy, I met him while kitesurfing in St Maarten. He seemed to very industrious & entrepeneurial (we talked about his t ... ech business he had formed).

Juan J. Scarlett
They're my friends  •  Managing Director, Nimble Holdings and Investment Consultant, Passport Capital.
Juan is a really great guy. Juan & I are friends socially, but also, in addition, Juan has helped me advice and contacts over the years... ... he's super knowledgable on tech startup investing. He sees a lot of deal flow & has analyzed & sourced a ton of transactions. Most of all, he's a super super helpful, super cool guy. - Matt Henry

Ben Larson
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator Director, Founder Institute San Francisco
Ben is one of the smartest people I know. He is an incredibly talented entrepeneur, resourceful beyond almost anyone I know. And he's a su ... per good guy.