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Mr. Matthew I. Growney

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Motorola Inc

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Motorola Ventures

Motorola Inc

1295 E Algonquin Rd

Schaumburg, Illinois 60196

United States

Company Description

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were US$27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technologica ... more

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Matthew Growney Mr. Growney is the founder of Rudyard Partners, a venture capital fund. Prior to founding Rudyard Partners, Mr. Growney was co-Founder and Managing Director of Motorola Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Motorola Inc., where he co-managed approximately $350 million across 70+ companies. Mr. Growney is a Board Advisor to Collective IQ, a corporate venturing firm in Atlanta focused on providing Fortune 2000 companies with strategic investment advisory and business development services. In addition, he sits on the boards of several private technology companies as well as a not-for-profit organization focused on teaching entrepreneurship.

Mr. Growney serves on the Advisory Board of Rudyard Partners, an early stage VC fund established by his son, Matthew Growney (above).

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Matthew I. Growney Founder and CEO Isabella Products, Inc.



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, 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 ( Matthew served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship in New England (, 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.
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Founder and CEO of Isabella Products, Matthew Growney saw a need in the marketplace for an affordable children's tablet. As a father of three, he had a vision to introduce youngsters to a learning tool that would enhance exploration, teaching, and customized learning.

With an interest in deeply understanding the marketplace for consumer technologies, and as an investor and entrepreneur himself, Growney founded Isabella Products to address the opportunity for connecting all things unconnected. He was set on creating the best possible educational learning toy, along with the ability to improve learning at home and in the classroom. "While there are a variety of educational learning toys or mass market tablets, none have taken on the challenge of creating a device and service experience that marry a safe and secure mobile Internet connection with carefully curated world-class children's content," Growney said of Fable.
Prior to creating the tablet, Growney was a co-founder and managing director of Motorola Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Motorola, Inc., where he co-managed a portfolio of technology investments globally. He also served on the board of several non-for-profit organizations focused on education. By combining two of his passions, Growney created Fable to help children become smarter in a controlled environment, responding to their individual interests and needs.
"We are excited to introduce children, families, and classrooms to a learning tool that promises to significantly enhance exploration, teaching, and customized learning," Growney said.

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