Matt is the President of CrunchBase, the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit. Prior to joining CrunchBase, Matt ran product development at Oodle, the company behind Facebook’s online classifieds system. QVC acquired Oodle in December 2012 to integrate modern social shopping functionality and design into QVC’s web and mobile experiences.
Matt has had wide-ranging success building engineering, product development, product marketing, and support organizations in internet, gaming, and government services industries. Matt is also a partner at Archimedes Labs, a Palo Alto based firm that invests in mobile technology and services.CrunchBase profile →
Latest from Matt Kaufman
The CrunchBase Venture Program is backed by more than 400 venture firms, incubators, and angel groups that are helping us build the definitive open dataset for the startup community. In 2013, members of the venture program have already participated in 1,610 funding rounds worth over $12 billion – more than one-third of all funding activity in CrunchBase. Today we’re rolling out a new… Read More
Quick update from the CrunchBase team. Our dataset has now grown to 400k profiles and 45k investment rounds thanks to our community of contributors and members of the CrunchBase Venture Program. We’ve also seen monthly contributions double since January reaching 50k per month, a reminder that this is truly a community effort. Looking back over the first eight months of 2013, Techstars, 500… Read More
You know who you are. You check into CrunchBase every day, maybe a few times, just to make sure your competition has not closed that new round. If you are that guy, CrunchBase is about to make your life a little easier. Today we are launching the CrunchBase Daily, an email roundup of the latest funding data from CrunchBase. You can sign up for the CrunchBase Daily by joining our mailing list… Read More
Looking forward to this week’s Disrupt NY 2013, we used the CrunchBase dataset to surface regional trends in U.S. angel funding. Not surprisingly, we found relatively few metros with a substantial number of angel funded companies and the San Francisco Bay Area continues to be a formidable presence. But take a look at NYC (in red) – they’ve gone from 12 percent of the angel… Read More
Back in November, rumblings of a Series A Crunch took hold and speculation began about the number of seed-funded companies destined to close. Fast forward a few months and we are now seeing lists of companies that may be imminent victims of the crunch. While these are purely speculative, the information can prove valuable for corporate development teams, recruiters and those in search of… Read More