Matt Greenfield is a managing partner of Rethink Education, a venture capital partnership focused on technology for learning. He currently holds three board seats, one at BrightBytes and two not yet announced. He previously helped start three technology businesses, including Rethink Autism, DB Software (acquired by Cadre Software and now part of CA), and Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), and worked as an associate at ABS Ventures. In addition to Synernetics, his successful investments include 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), Engrade (where he chaired the board through the company's acquisition by McGraw Hill Education), Wireless Generation (acquired by News Corp.), Analog Analytics (acquired by Barclays), Atricure (NASDAQ:ATRC), and Wellfleet (merged with Synoptics to form Bay Networks and then acquired by Nortel for $9 billion).
Matt received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Yale University, where he won five academic prizes as well as the university’s top dissertation fellowship. He taught at Bowdoin College and the City University of New York, and he has published both poetry and literary criticism in such journals as the Paris Review, Raritan, Tikkun, PMLA, Shakespeare Quarterly, and English Literary Renaissance. He is currently teaching a graduate course on impact investing at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.