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Matt Black

Entrepreneur • Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Co-founder & Director of Technical Services, VenturePilot

Co-founder & Director of Technical Services, VenturePilot

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Primary Skillsets

  • Front End Engineering
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

VenturePilot PBC
EnFocus Software
OpenSource.com

Positions

Director Texas Growth Capital Forum July 2015 - present
Principal, Advising Chief Technology Officer CuttingEdgeGamer LLC December 2013 - present
Executive Director, Co-Founder VenturePilot PBC June 2011 - present
UI Framework Engineer Structured Domains September 2014 - April 2015
Principal, VP of Technology Blue Genie Art Industries August 2007 - May 2014
Executive Director The Venture Foundation March 2009 - November 2012
Co-Owner, Financial Manager Parkside Mansion Event Center 2000 - 2003
Co-Owner, Chief Financial Officer Gourmet Fine Catering, Inc. 1998 - 2001
Founder, President EnFocus Software 1996 - 1998
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer OpenSource.com 1994 - 1996

Education

Colorado State University Electrical and Comptuer Engineering 1989 - 1994

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
Advisor With
  • • Product management and UX design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Local Web/Mobile Analytics

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Web Development • Product management • Business Development • Business Analysis • Business planning • Front-end Development • Startups • UX Development

Key Accomplishments

Life-long entrepreneur experienced in all areas of start-up, business management, and UX/UI app development.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Extremely broad range of skills and experience in growing and running a business from product development, operations and financial management. Understanding of core technologies as a skilled designer, web development engineer with experience in HTML/CSS/PHP/jQuery and hosting technologies.

As an Advisor

Interested in a long-term advisory role and could be available 5-10 hours a week.

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Tripp Wiggins
Co-Founder / Partner, Caelo Media, LLC. Previously General Manager - Information Products Group, Northstar Travel Media.
I am directly involved in multiple organizations with Tripp and he is always been a generous resource for advice and guidance. I have been ... particularly impressed by Tripp's knowledge regarding both entrepreneurial and technical topics, combined with his wide-breadth of business experience in multiple C-level roles. What I enjoy most about Tripp is his sincere but straight-up approach in how he communicates his ideas and shares his advice.