Hey, I’m Matt! I’m a multi-time bootstrapped tech founder and CTO with two 8 figure exits. I am currently on a professional sabbatical while I help raise my twin boys and explore other creative outlets.
At HackEDU, my co-founder and I noticed most security training for software engineers was outdated, based on boring slides, or terrible videos. This isn’t how engineers learn, so we leaned into Docker and built interactive, lab-based offensive and defensive secure coding training. We bootstrapped for 5 years and sold to a private equity firm in 2021. We helped grow HackEDU to ~70 employees with more than 300 customers from startups to the Fortune 5, and tens of thousands of developers using our platform.
Previously, I ran product and engineering as the first employee at AirMap, rapidly building and managing a team of 25+ engineers and PM’s. I represented the company globally between partners (DJI, Wing, etc), ANSPs (FAA/USA, Skyguide/Switzerland, NATS/UK, etc), and other agencies/working groups (NASA, global UTM, and others). AirMap was later sold to DroneUp.
At Giant Media, I bootstrapped one of the first native advertising networks. This allowed the largest brands in the world to build long-form YouTube content, and Giant Media would leverage our audience to deliver 100’s of millions of views to those videos. We sold to another adtech company in 2014.