CompanyBlue Apron

Skills & ExpertiseB2B, Board Roles, Building a Team, Co-Founder Dynamics, Company Culture, Customer Acquisition, Customer Discovery, Fundraising Strategies, Go-To-Market Strategy, Market Research, Marketing, MVP Development, Pitch Feedback, Pivots, Product Roadmap, Scaling, Social Impact

Industry Ecommerce; Food & Beverages; Personal Health & Wellness; Services; Venture Capital

Matt has spent his career as an operator and investor in companies across all stages of their lifecycle, and now brings that unique mix of skills to Material as Managing Partner where he is focused on systematic company creation opportunities.

Matt founded Blue Apron in 2011 and served as President & CEO for its first six years, overseeing Blue Apron's growth from idea to category-leading public company. During that time, Matt built Blue Apron into a nationally recognizable brand with millions of customers and innovative supply chain. Matt led Blue Apron's $2 billion IPO in June 2017 and served as CEO until the company had approximately $910 million of trailing revenue and 5,000 employees. Matt is currently Blue Apron's Chairman, and serves on the company's Board of Directors.

Matt has a passion for entrepreneurship and is heavily involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem as an angel investor, board member and repeat founder. He is the co-founder of Embark Veterinary, a next generation genetic testing company for dogs, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He has also made dozens of investments in start-ups, served on a variety of corporate boards and volunteers as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School— a Dean’s appointment where he meets with and advises students on entrepreneurship related topics.

Before Blue Apron, Matt worked as a senior associate at Bessemer Venture Partners and as an analyst with The Blackstone Group. Matt holds an A.B. degree in economics, summa cum laude, from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was named 35 under 35 by Inc. Magazine, 40 under 40 by Fortune, and 40 under 40 by Crain's. He was also the recipient of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year national award in 2016.

InterestsAnimal Welfare