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Matt Nichols


General Partner
Commerce Ventures
Matt has been an investor in and operator of early stage technology companies for 17 years and is a General Partner at Commerce Ventures. He invests in early-stage technology companies that are powering the future of commerce.

Commerce Ventures has one of the largest portfolios of retail technology businesses including Estimote, Forter, Narvar, RetailNext, SessionM, Theatro, and Tulip Retail.

Prior to Commerce Ventures, Matt was the CEO of Gemvara, a disruptive jewelry eCommerce business that was sold to Berkshire Hathaway.

Matt also worked as a venture capitalist at Highland Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley Venture Partners where his investments included Bullhorn (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Pixable (acquired by SingTel), Avamar (acquired EMC), Tarari (acquired by LSI), and Perceptive Software (acquired by Lexmark).

Matt was a member of Morgan Stanley‘s Technology Corporate Finance team where he was part of the Google IPO team and also spent time in Google’s corporate development group.
Matt studied Economics at Pomona College and earned an MBA with high distinction from the Tuck School of Business.

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Friday Sep 14
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Room 2201, Venetian-Sands Expo
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