MATT RIGHTMIRE

Managing Dir., Borealis Ventures

Matt uses the contacts and insights he gained from a decade of building companies in Silicon Valley to lead Borealis investments in a range of software companies. He currently directs the firm’s investments in DYN, Honest Buildings, OmniEarth and Builtr Labs. He previously led Borealis’ involvement with Flurry (acquired by Yahoo), Wingu (acquired by Perkin Elmer), and Handmark (acquired by Sprint). Matt joined Borealis full-time in 2005 after serving as an advisor to the firm from its inception.

Prior to joining Borealis, Matt was the COO of Efficient Frontier, a venture-funded marketing services company that applies portfolio optimization techniques from financial markets to the marketplace of online advertising. The company was acquired by Adobe in 2012. Matt began his Internet career as an early member of the team at Yahoo!, which he joined in 1995 when the company was pre-revenue.

Matt is a past member of the Board of Directors for Grassroot Soccer, a non-profit leading the effort to educate youth in Africa about HIV/AIDS. He serves on the Board of the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CliF), which aims to inspire reading and writing among at-risk youth in New Hampshire and Vermont. Matt is also active with the Entrepreneur’s Foundation of New Hampshire and with AlphaLoft, an accelerator for emerging entrepreneurs in New Hampshire.

Matt earned his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and also received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.