Matt is a Principal at the Yield Lab and Cultivation Capital. He manages the day-to-day investments, fundraising, portfolio, and company operations for the Fund and the Yield Lab Accelerator. This includes maintaining and managing a deal pipeline, organizing the fundraising pipeline, running the due diligence process, and coordinating portfolio management and fund management. Prior to Matt’s role as Principal, he was the Program Manager for the Yield Lab Accelerator, building a novel and unique accelerator program geared toward value creation around generating customers, collaborators and investors. Matt has recently led the launch of the Yield Lab Ireland, an agriculture technology venture fund and accelerator based in Galway, Ireland. Matt has been as an agriculture technology analyst and spent time in an agriculture technology startup breeding plants, tending greenhouse and harvesting genetic nurseries. Prior to Matt’s involvement in the Yield Lab, he lived in Salt Lake City as a competing member of the U.S. Long Track Speedskating Team. While retired from competition, Matt recently completed a peer elected term from 2012 – 2014 as Athlete Director to the U.S. Speedskating Board of Directors. Matt remains on the Board of Directors at U.S. Speedskating and serves as the Secretary Officer until 2018. Matt is enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis working towards his MBA (2018).