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MATR Ventures

Powering 100 Underestimated Founders to Success in the Next 5 Years

Matr Ventures was created to invest in Black, Indigenous, LatinX, Persons of Colour, Women, and other minorities. Less than 3% of VC funding goes to Black, Indigenous, LatinX, other minority founders, and approximately 10% to women.

We believe this is a big problem and an even bigger opportunity.

Women founders…

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

We are honoured to spotlight Alfredo C. Tan, SVP, Strategy, Data & Products, Rogers Sports & Media

Who was/were your…

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

We are honoured to spotlight Marlon Stephen, Founding Partner, SquareCircle Ventures.

1. What was your biggest investment mistake? …

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

We are honoured to spotlight Braulio Lam, Chief Product Officer, Payfare, Inc., …

I had the opportunity to meet Bobbie Racette, CEO and Founder of Virtual Gurus. She is resilient and tenacious and from our conversation, it was clear that she was a force to be reckoned with. Her entrepreneurial journey emanated from unfortunate circumstances but the path she followed created a new…

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

We are honoured to spotlight Mark Castleman, Sloan Fellow MBA, MIT’s Sloan School of Business; LP in three startup funds…

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

We are honoured to spotlight Alaric Aloor, CEO and Founder, Archonsec.

Who was/were your role model(s) and why?

My mom…

By Gisele Melo

To date, I’ve facilitated buy/sell transactions totaling $5 billion in assets under management. If there’s one thing I’ve witnessed as an entrepreneur that found her way into investment banking by doing deals, it’s that there’s a new play for diversifying today’s portfolio mix.

In my time as…

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

Thomas Middlehoff, a former leader of Bertelsmann, a media conglomerate, was one of my first role models. He grew Bertelsmann…

Every month we spotlight people from our incredible network who support MATR Ventures and our mission to change the game in Venture Capital and actively invest in the Underestimated founder.

First big investing mistake was participating in unpriced investment rounds.
Second was continuing this practice across multiple unpriced rounds. Eventually…

MATR Ventures

We are a seed-stage fund that invests in Underestimated Founders: BILPOC, Women, Newcomers, Persons with a Disability, and from 2SLGBTQ communities.

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