Matt Sand is passionate about making a difference through innovation and entrepreneurship. His primary expertise is in new venture initiation, commercializing technology, finding product/market fit, and raising capital from venture capitalists and angel investors.
Matt has a unique perspective on how to build a successful startup after working in a broad range of roles across the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has been a startup founder or co-founder at four startups, a board director at three companies, an investor at two venture funds, a professor at UCLA and LMU, a published author of The Agile Startup, and a consultant to dozens of innovative companies.
Before being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Matt earned bachelors degrees in computer science, mathematics, and political science. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a software engineer at Qualcomm, Matt earned his MBA from UCLA Anderson. It was at Anderson that he discovered entrepreneurship as his true passion.