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Matt Laszuk

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Entrepreneur, technologist, media freak, and data wonk. Previously CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS Distribution (acquired by Sony). Brown grad.

Entrepreneur, technologist, media freak, and data wonk. Previously CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS Distribution (acquired by Sony). Brown grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Growth
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Product

Involved In


Hello Sales
IRIS Distribution


Founder Hello Sales 2015 - present
CEO and Co-Founder IRIS Distribution April 2003 - January 2013
Label Manager APG Media March 2002 - April 2003
Software Engineer Encirq September 1999 - September 2001
Senior Consultant Sage IT Partners June 1998 - September 1999
Senior Software Engineer GTECH July 1996 - June 1998


Brown University Applied Mathematics September 1992 - May 1996
Harvard University 1991 - 1991

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
Advisor With
  • • Fashion
  • • Big data
  • • Ecommerce (food)
  • • Inbound Marketing
  • • Retail Marketing
  • • Retail Technology
  • • SaaS Product Development
  • • SaaS sales
  • • Retail analytics
  • • Software as a Service
  • • UI/UX expertise
  • • SaaS Software
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Data • Retail • Big data • Analytics • Entrepreneurship • Sass • Digital Music

Key Accomplishments

Co-founded IRIS Distribution in 2003, a market leading digital music distribution business; brought it to profitability within 5 years; and sold to Sony in 2012. I and my founder retained majority equity and control through to exit.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

In the past I've found a co-founder relationship works best when we have complimentary skill sets and can be honest with each other about strategy and direction for the company. Starting a business is hard on everyone's emotions, sleep, and nerves, but being able to work through problems is the way to make work work.

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Michael Darius
Founder / Reflectioneer @rethinkCAFE, Design Partner @darius design — I humanize and design meaningful branded product & service experiences
Bryn Boughton
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Women In Digital Media - West and CEO and Founder, Monday Envelope.
Matt is a proven leader and successful entrepreneur with an exit.
Neal Zamil
They're my advisor  •  Chief Operating Officer, Created Team Entertainment. Previously CFO, 300 Entertainment. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad. Boston grad.
Matt is a leader who is extremely intelligent and hard working. He takes nothing for granted. He is also very open to new ideas and has a ... thirst for learning. Matt is very easy to work with. He communicates well and is respected by both executives and employees. As a person, Matt is very honest and compassionate and has great people skills and is a great motivator. I had a great experience working with Matt and always value his judgement and character. It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Matt as an entrepreneur in the highest regard.
Eric Ferraro
We worked together  •  Principal, Fathom Law. Previously Shareholder, LeClairRyan.
I worked very closely with Matt on his prior venture, which resulted in a successful exit to a very large media conglomerate. Matt had the v ... ision to found the business at a time when the industry was nascent and built it into one of the largest and most successful companies in the industry. Matt's combination of technical expertise and business sensibility is a rare and very valuable combination in a founder, and I would happily work with him again in any capacity. He's also a great guy and someone who I am proud to call a good friend.
Richard Bengloff
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, Hunter College and Adjunct Professor, Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration.
Matt has prior success in incubator environments and was very adaptable in showing the initiative needed in the every changing music space