MATTHEW I. GROWNEY - FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
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
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.
was directly responsible for building investment offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, and Beijing.
co-managed a $350M portfolio of 70+ companies.
created the investment program in 1997 and established it as one of the premier corporate venture practices in the world.
investment thesis around monetizing both strategic and financial returns.
focused on emerging networks (3G, 4G, Wireline, Cable), new media, mobile devices, Web 2.0, enterprise software, and material science.
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.
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
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).
also serves as a Board Director for the Concord Education
is fluent in French, speaks Japanese, and is learning Mandarin.
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