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Matthew Himelstein

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Recently exited ApptheGame. Looking for the next opportunity to impact product

Recently exited ApptheGame. Looking for the next opportunity to impact product

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

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

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

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

Involved In


ApptheGame, Inc




Senior Management, Product Ticketfly 2015 - present
GM, Product Consultant theScore, Inc. 2014 - 2015
CEO, Co-founder, Product Lead ApptheGame, Inc 2011 - 2014
Strategic & Product Consultant Himel&Stein Consulting 2009 - 2012
Account Supervisor Venables Bell and Partners 2007 - 2008
Sr. Account Executive Young & Rubicam Brands 2005 - 2007
Assistant Account Executive McCann-Erickson 2002 - 2004


University of Oxford - Said Business School Entrepreneurship 2008 - 2009
Columbia University in the City of New York Economics, Visual Arts 1998 - 2002

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer Acquisition • Product Design • Growth hacking • Product Managemet • Fundraising for tech • Corporate Storytelling

Key Accomplishments

I'm very interested in Water, AgTech and Productivity following my successful exit of Swoopt to theScore last year.
• Created and launched ApptheGame, a native iOS social-sports app that leveraged Facebook connect. I lead nearly every aspect of the concepting, prototyping, development and public launch that saw the app reach #7 in the iTunes app store in 2013
• Created and launched Swoopt Fantasy Sports, an HTML5/Angular.js/PhoneGap real-money fantasy sports cross-platform iOS/Android/Web game that reached $5 million in turnover prior to acquisition. I lead efforts to scale the back-end MySQL/Node.js infrastructure for ongoing payment integrations and transactions from payment processors Stripe, Optimal Payments and PayPal

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Martin Shen
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder + Design, UpOut. Previously Co-Founder, EndWeb Design.
He has raised money for, done an incubator for, operated and sold a startup already.
Nick Evans
They're my friends  •  Co-founder and Advisor, Tile. Previously Co-founder and CEO, Tile. University of Nebraska-Lincoln grad.
I worked alongside Matt in and accelerator. He and his team were always pushing forward and getting things done in a no-nonsense manner that ... you only see in strong executors.
Giancarlo Mori
They're my advisor  •  CEO // Sr. Executive // Entrepreneur // Advisor
Great mix of persistence, ability to sell his ideas and make them happen, as well as intelligence and boardroom smarts. He gets entrepreneur ... ship and he's wired for success.
John Hornbeak
They're my school  •  Senior Associate, Gurtin Fixed Income Management, LLC. Previously Senior Associate, Green Street Advisors. Stanford grad.
Matt is an incredible friend and colleague. We worked on many projects, including our award winning entrepreneurial project while we were a ... t business school at Oxford. Matt went on to start his own company and has tons of experience and connections in the startup world. I vouch for Matt as a genuine guy who is fun to be around, and would add value to any startup team.

Giancarlo Mori
We worked together  •  CEO // Sr. Executive // Entrepreneur // Advisor
Giancarlo's keen gaming insights helped me develop a best-in-the-industry mobile user experience. Absolutely great.

Eli Lipstein
Consultant, Linkr and Startup Hunter, F50.
Eli is super connected and knows the Silicon Valley tech space well. A great addition to any team.

Greg Bernarda
Advisor, speaker, creator, Previously Associate Director, World Economic Forum.

Paul Longhenry
SVP - Strategy, Corporate and Business Development, Tapjoy. Previously Business and Corporate Development Advisor, Credit Sesame. University of