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About Us

Why Matrix?


Our partners have had more than 200 years of experience as investors, entrepreneurs and executives. A number of us have founded and/or run companies that went on to initial public offerings or successful acquisitions. Others have served as senior executives in the high-growth phases of corporations including eBay, PayPal, Intel and 3Com.

Matrix Partners has been a part of the creation and growth of many influential businesses, including Apple Computer, Alteon WebSystems, Cascade Communications, JBoss, Netezza, Office Club, SanDisk, Sonus, Starent Networks, Sycamore Networks, Tivoli Software, and Veritas Software.

Our current portfolio includes promising companies such as Ambarella, Gilt Groupe, TheLadders.com and Verivue.
Learn more about our portfolio.

Over the thirty years we have been in business, we have witnessed numerous boom-and-bust cycles and weathered five recessions. We have worked with hundreds of companies and have developed an understanding of where mistakes can be made and how strong companies are constructed. The business lessons we have learned have honed our judgment so that we can help you shortcut challenges and maximize your chances for success.


Our resources, insight and experience run deep. We can help entrepreneurs in a variety of ways.

We can help you build a strong team. We often start working with entrepreneurs at the idea stage when there are only one or two founders. Our experience recruiting hundreds of VP-level and C-level executives enables us to help you identify, interview and persuade the top talent to join your venture. We put a great deal of effort into fostering our networks so you can put together the most powerful team possible.

We can help you refine your strategy. We enjoy brainstorming with entrepreneurs and assisting them with refining their product, go-to-market and financial strategies. Should outside forces require you to reassess your game plan, we will work with you to determine the best course of action.

We can connect you to critical resources. We maintain an extensive global network of entrepreneurs and executives across multiple industries in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York, as well as Mumbai, India and Beijing, China. Our domain expertise and contacts within the ecosystem in which your business operates can help you in a number of ways, including validating or refining your product or service, establishing meaningful strategic partnerships and connecting with potential customers, investors, acquirers and advisors.

We can help you reach a successful liquidity event. A significant amount of value can be gained or lost in a public offering or acquisition, depending on timing and how the process is handled. We often act as the principal advisor to our companies in M&A negotiations, and have senior-level relationships at the most important investment banking firms. Our experience with such transactions and our industry contacts can help you achieve the outcome that is most beneficial to you, your company, and your employees.


We have one agenda, and that is to help you build a truly great company. Your success is our success.
We know that mutual trust is critical, and we are committed to being honest and direct in all of our dealings with you.