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Matt Kowalczyk

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Founder of 7 different startups, co-founded a Top 5 iPhone App, deep knowledge of ticketing, wine and sports entertainment.

Founder of 7 different startups, co-founded a Top 5 iPhone App, deep knowledge of ticketing, wine and sports entertainment.

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Primary Skillsets

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

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Corral, Inc.
SuperOyster.com

Advisor

Vine Talk
TheHUBedu
Beander
Plimp

Positions

Partner Full Throttle Partners June 2015 - present
President/Owner EXIT83 Consulting April 2007 - present
Chief Operating Officer Galavantier December 2014 - June 2015
Chief Executive Officer Leviathan Security Technologies March 2014 - July 2014
Co-Owner Applied Ambiguities August 2008 - May 2014
Executive Director Climb For Kids December 2007 - March 2014
CEO and Founder Corral, Inc. December 2011 - March 2013
Co Owner GrandeMocha May 2009 - October 2010
CEO and Founder SuperOyster.com March 2005 - November 2007
Group Program Manager Loudeye Corp March 2005 - June 2005
Group Manager Microsoft Corp August 2004 - March 2005
Test Manager Microsoft Corp March 2000 - August 2002
Manager and Engineer Microsoft May 1993 - March 2000

Education

Carnegie Mellon University Information & Decision Systems August 1990 - May 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Sports
  • • consumer
  • • PAAS

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Web Development • Agile • SCRUM • Web services • Agile Methodologies

Key Accomplishments

As you can see from LinkedIn, I've established 6 startups in the past. One of them did not get added to list from LinkedIn, it was called GrandeMocha. It was a quasi-VC, where my team invested engineering (instead of money) in return for equity or a percentage of revenue from the company. It lasted 18 months, and my co-founder and I exited the company with positive return.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I have experience fund raising in both Seattle and Silicon Valley. I have extensive network of engineers, investors and VC's. I absolutely love startups, and thrive in building consumer experiences - especially mobile. I've advised many teams on how to build a company from scratch, how to create a good go to market strategy and how to woo investors.

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Brian Alford
We worked together
Matt has a wealth of knowledge regarding all phases of the startup life-cycle and a seemingly limitless source of energy.
Chris Airola
They're my friends
Matt has always been an entrepreneur. I have known him for several years and he has been actively pursuing new ideas with both successes and ... failures the entire time. He has a great mind and learns from his failures like the best of us, and always keeps trying new ideas.
Tiffany M Reiss, PhD
They're my advisor: TheHUBedu  •  An academic with over 15 years of teaching and curriculum design experience. Interested in building the next generation learning platform.
Matt has keen nose for business strategy and is quickly able to hone in on potential customers and then move rapidly into customer acquisiti ... on. He has been an outstanding and supportive advisor to TheHubEdu.
Chris Airola
They're my advisor: TheHUBedu  •  COO, TheHubEdu. Previously Director of Product, Panopto. Previously CTO of several startups
Matt has the tremendous ability to think about a company/product from an outsider's perspective. I have worked with him on new ideas and hav ... e benefited from him being an adviser to my companies. I highly recommend him for both.

Tiffany M Reiss, PhD
They're my advisor  •  An academic with over 15 years of teaching and curriculum design experience. Interested in building the next generation learning platform.
Tiffany has an incredible work ethic and a great vision for what the education world should look like.

Lara Feltin
Founder/CEO, MyFive and Cofounder/CEO, Biznik. University of Washington grad.
She's started many companies and has a great vision for what it takes for a company to survive. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.