Matthew joined Venrock in 2009 and focuses on energy, environmental and materials technologies. He is a board observer at OnChip Power and Boston-Power, and has been closely involved with portfolio companies Phononic Devices and Nest Labs. Prior to Venrock, Matthew was President of Lux Research, an advisory services firm for science-driven innovation that he co-founded in 2004. Under Matthew’s leadership, Lux Research became a widely recognized authority on energy and materials innovation, counseling corporations, investors and governments. Earlier, Matthew served in a variety of management roles with technology advisor Forrester Research in the United States and Europe.
Matthew holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, where he conducted cognitive neuroscience research on the neural pathways mediating emotion and memory.