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Matt Schaar

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Brush Labs. Formerly at BCG. University of Michigan grad.

Founder, Brush Labs. Formerly at BCG. University of Michigan grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Brush Labs


24/7 Teach


Client Services Promolytics April 2014 - present
Advanced Excel Course Instructor General July 2013 - present
Partner, Strategy and Business Development SWARM NYC April 2013 - present
Founder Brush Labs June 2012 - April 2014
Consultant, Business Innovation and Support (RMI) World Food Programme September 2012 - December 2012
Consultant The Boston Consulting Group August 2010 - June 2012
Co-Founder, VP of Technology, and Advisor Silutions September 2009 - August 2010
Summer Associate A.T. Kearney May 2009 - July 2009
Summer Associate Civic Consulting Alliance May 2008 - August 2008
MAP Consultant, Microsoft WECA Johannesburg Microsoft Corporation March 2008 - April 2008
Customer Services Engineering Boeing Commercial Airplanes July 2006 - August 2007
Owner fireinmybones Media Group July 2006 - August 2007
Design Engineer Rolls-Royce Corporation July 2003 - June 2006
E3E Design Engineer Rolls-Royce Deutschland January 2005 - June 2005
Airline Support Engineer Co-Op General Electric January 2002 - August 2002


University of Michigan Public Policy (Specializing in International Policy, Education Policy, Program Analysis) 2007 - 2010
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business International Business, Corporate Strategy, Sustainability, Emerging Markets 2007 - 2010

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Travel
  • • Creating a technology ecosystem in distressed cities

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Strategy • Emerging Markets • Entrepreneurship • Management consulting • Strategy Development

Key Accomplishments

I founded Brush Labs in 2012 after a decade-long career as an aerospace engineer and strategy consultant for some of the world's most prominent organizations. I focused on organizational strategy, top-line revenue growth, strategic due diligence, and operational excellence while at BCG. I've applied these experiences from the executive levels of Fortune 500 companies in order to improve the functional capability of startups, social enterprises, and educational organizations.

Before BCG, I completed my studies at The University of Michigan, obtaining my MBA and Master of Public Policy degrees; my primary areas of focus were in corporate strategy, Base of the Pyramid business development, and education policy. During my graduate studies, I co-founded a clean tech startup focused on environmentally-friendly production of silane gas, an important component in solar cell manufacturing. I served as the team's VP of Technology, interacting with our researchers on a daily basis. In three months, we quickly secured over $45,000 in funding from a variety of business plan competitions.

I also completed my undergraduate studies at Michigan; I graduated With Honors with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and began my career with Rolls-Royce, plc and The Boeing Company, where I engaged with clients regarding critical technical issues on six continents and completed exchange programs in Germany and China.

I'm a nerd at heart, and I'm functionally literate when it comes to HTML/CSS, Javascript, and Ruby. I embrace the jargon a technical co-founder uses, and I'll probably ask you a million questions about it. :)

I'd love to hear more about your idea and to see if we're a good match to make great things happen. I'm flexible geographically, so don't worry a bit about location.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

As the founder of a high-technology startup and an advisor to several, I understand the trying process of building a business case from scratch, identifying the pain points your product or service wants to resolve, and bringing a product to market. My tenacity to make a good idea shine, and my ability to navigate the often difficult world between fundraising, product, and strategy is exactly what a world-class developer needs on his/her team.

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Jerry Mangona
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Drive and Tenacity. Matt's strongest point is his unyielding pursuit of success. Persistently assimilates and integrates feedback in order t ... o achieve.