Matt Mickiewicz

Matt is a serial entrepreneur and passionate investor. He is an advisor or investor in dozens of startups including Alto, Optimizely, Gusto, PhenomPeople, Clora, GrabCAD, Lyte, Worklife, Addressable, Appcues, Lift Aircraft, Cambridge Cancer Genomics, Bank Novo, Tenderd, Taprecruit, True&Co, Incredible Health, CREXi, and more. He loves b2b SaaS, Marketplaces and HR Tech companies in particular, and have been investing in tech since 2011.

Most recently co-founded Hired, a San Francisco-based startup in 2012 (then-named DeveloperAuction) to disrupt the recruiting industry after being frustrated with the status quo and the existing solutions on the market. Hired began as an innovative transparent marketplace for matching top Bay Area software engineer with companies actively seeking to hire them, and has since expanded to encompass other tech workers and more than 10,000 employers across 4 countries. Check it out:

Other companies he has co-founded include: 99designs (, 2008: the world’s largest online marketplace for graphic design with offices on 4 continents; raised a $35 million Series A from Accel Partners in 2011 and $10m Series B in 2015, and works with 1 million designers. Flippa (, 2009: the leading marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps via an auction format; has facilitated the sale of more than $200 million in assets. SitePoint (, 1998: one of the Internet’s largest informational websites and communities dedicated to Web Developers; serves millions of users monthly.

Matt speaks at conferences and events throughout North America and Europe, and have written columns for WSJ, Fortune, Forbes & Fast Company. I’ve been included in Inc.’s “30 under 30”, Business Insiders’s “30 Founders to Watch,” and Forbes “30 under 30” lists.