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Mr. Matt Jacobson

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CFO at Gravy - The First Local Insights & Context Platform

Washington D.C. Metro AreaInformation Technology and Services
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  • CFO @ Gravy - Verified Event and Location-Driven Consumer Intelligence
  • Partner @ LaunchBox Digital

Summary

Matt is the CFO at Gravy (corp.findgravy.com) where he leads all finance and administrative functions and develops new business opportunities for Gravy. Matt has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, digital media and mobile software and services. Previously, Matt served as a Venture Partner and Senior Consultant at Acta Wireless where he led Acta’s mobile commerce and payments practice area helping clients understand emerging technologies and shifting market dynamics in order to develop new products, partnerships and strategies. Earlier in his career, Matt served as CFO of a mobile advertising company. He was also Vice President at AOL where he lead major strategic corporate initiatives and helped define and grow AOL’s wireless and digital service businesses. Matt began his career as an M&A advisor with a number of investment banking firms including ABN AMRO, WR Hambrecht, Peter J. Solomon Co., and Toronto Dominion Securities.

Matt is also a Partner in LaunchBox Digital where he leads all investment and portfolio management activities, and invested in and helped start 24 digital media and mobile businesses. He also serves as a mentor to Fortify.vc's portfolio companies.

He received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Specialties: Early stage venture, corporate finance, business and strategic development, mergers & acquisitions, mobile payments, mobile commerce, mobile marketing, venture capital investments, start ups, complex problem solving, project management and execution.

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