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Mr. Matthew I. Growney

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Isabella Products Inc
33 Bradford St 2nd Floor
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
United States

Company Description: Isabella Products, Inc. was founded in February 2008 as a next-generation consumer wireless products and services company with a clear objective of producing...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • New England Law School
  • BA
    Broad School of Business at Michigan State University
  • BA
    Michigan State University
  • BA
    fromMichigan State University
  • JD
    New England School of Law
  • JD
    Broad School of Business
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MATTHEW I. GROWNEY - FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
www.rudyardpartners.com, 14 Aug 2014 [cached]
MATTHEW I. GROWNEY - FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Matthew has become a well-known and successful innovator for both his understanding of new technologies as well as his ability to build compelling new businesses for the consumer marketplace. In January 2008, Matthew founded Isabella Products, one of the industry's first mobile Internet device and services companies focused on creating a full-circle experience for consumers. Through its global portfolio of mobile devices like VizitÒ, Mini™, Fable™, and VizitMe.com, Isabella has created one of the first mobility and content management platforms designed for delivering digital content and Internet services to consumers of all ages over the mobile broadband network. Also in 2008, Matthew launched Rudyard Partners, his family investment office, focused on creating and investing in early-stage consumer technology companies (hardware, software, cloud) for both mass market and specialized verticals.
Matthew was Co-founder & Managing Director of Motorola Ventures (MV), the corporate venture capital arm of Motorola, Inc. Matthew was directly responsible for building investment offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, and Beijing. He co-managed a $350M portfolio of 70+ companies. Matthew created the investment program in 1997 and established it as one of the premier corporate venture practices in the world. He developed MV's investment thesis around monetizing both strategic and financial returns. He focused on emerging networks (3G, 4G, Wireline, Cable), new media, mobile devices, Web 2.0, enterprise software, and material science. He was responsible for making investments in successful and innovative companies like E Ink, A123, Coppergate, Airclic, Cedarpoint Communications, Snaptrack, Camero, and Sportvision. He has also served on both the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors for Shanghai NewMargin Ventures, one of the leading domestic venture capital firms in China.
Matthew serves on the Board of Advisors for Sigma Capital Partners, a specialized private equity firm in New York (www.sigmacp.com). Matthew served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship in New England (http://www.nfte.com/), a non-for-profit focused on developing entrepreneurship criteria for low-income high school students. He is also involved with the Ad Hoc Technology Committee for the Boston Children's Museum. In November 2005, Matthew was named one of Boston's "40 under 40? by the Boston Business Journal for his professional achievement and community contributions in New England. He has been a featured speaker around the world and contributed to several books both on innovation and venture capital. Matthew graduated from Michigan State University (BA), where he serves on the Board of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Entrepreneurial Finance at the Broad School of Business, and the New England Law School in Boston (JD). He also serves as a Board Director for the Concord Education Fund. Matthew is fluent in French, speaks Japanese, and is learning Mandarin.
@iamgrowney's Tweets Matthew I. Growney - Chief Paper Chaser
VizitMe: Isabella Products company profile
isabellaproducts.com, 29 May 2014 [cached]
MATTHEW GROWNEY, Founder, President & CEO
Matthew has become a well-known and successful innovator for his understanding of new technologies and his ability to build compelling business models for the consumer marketplace. In January 2008, Matthew founded Isabella Products, one of the industry's first mobile Internet device and services companies focused on creating a full-circle experience for consumers. The same year he launched Rudyard Partners, a family office investing in early-stage consumer technology companies (hardware, software, cloud) for both mass market and specialized verticals. Matthew was Co-founder & Managing Director of Motorola Ventures (MV), the corporate venture capital arm of Motorola, Inc., building offices around the world and managing a $350M portfolio of 70+ companies. He developed MV's investment thesis around monetizing both strategic and financial returns. He focused on emerging networks (3G, 4G, Wireline, Cable), new media, mobile devices, Web 2.0, enterprise software, and material science. He is credited with investing in successful and innovative companies like E Ink and Sportvision. He has served on multiple Board of Directors including Shanghai NewMargin Ventures, equity firm Sigma Capital Partners, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship in New England, and others. In 2005, Matthew was named in Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" for his commendable achievements and contributions. He has been a featured speaker around the world and contributed to several books regarding innovation and venture capital. Matthew graduated from the Broad School of Business at Michigan State University (BA), and the New England Law School in Boston (JD). Matthew is fluent in French and some Japanese, and is learning Mandarin. Start following on Twitter: @iamgrowney.
NFTE - Teaching Entrepreneurship to Youth - Our Advisory Board
newengland.nfte.com, 27 Nov 2009 [cached]
Matthew Growney, Chair Managing Partner Rudyard Partners, Inc.
Tablet Devices Expected to be Popular Holiday Gifts « Isabella Products
isabellaproducts.com, 4 Oct 2013 [cached]
Matthew Growney, founder and chief executive of Concord, Mass.-based technology company Isabella Products, said he believes the decline in netbooks makes those devices a cautionary tale.
"We've seen the multipurpose model fail, and that's the netbook," said Growney, co-founder and former managing director of Motorola Inc.'s venture capital arm. His company is focused on gadgets for narrower segments and is working on a tablet for children that combines e-reading features with drawing and other kid-friendly applications.
"The people who have a laptop and a smart phone will probably go buy a tablet, and then they'll be disappointed because the tablet isn't as good as a laptop," Growney said.
"While most Americans are aware of ...
www.applelinks.com, 17 Dec 2009 [cached]
"While most Americans are aware of the very real dangers of texting and driving, the habit of cell phone use while driving is a pervasive and difficult behavior to change," said Illume CEO Matthew Growney.
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