Tally Capital, Founder & CEO
Technology investor and entrepreneur (founded 5 software companies)
Over 18 years of venture capital investment experience with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners, and SilkRoad Equity.
Invested over US$1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Lake Forest College.
Bitcoin/ blockchain technologies, entrepreneurship, triathlons, yoga, wellness, food, travel, architecture, contemporary art, poker, online gaming, basketball, tennis, music, adventure…
First experience with cryptocurrencies
Matthew was originally introduced to Bitcoin about three years ago through one of his portfolio companies, a social gaming platform based in Singapore, which was looking to experiment with Bitcoin as a form of payment.
In addition, he co-founded SilkRoad Equity, a private investment firm about 10 years ago. This in turn opened his eyes to Bitcoin earlier than most – and he now focuses all of his time and energy on this space.
Role in the Bitcoin community
Matthew is very passionate about Bitcoin/ blockchain technologies and their potential to transform humanity well beyond money. He is the founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on the digital currency ecosystem and has invested in over 20 companies including BitFury, BitGo, Blockstream, ChangeTip, Robocoin, and Xapo.
He is also a founding partner with Crypto Currency Partners, advisor to several Bitcoin accelerators (Bitropolis/LA, Decentral/Toronto and the Chicago Bitcoin Center), co-chairman of The North American Bitcoin Conference, executive committee member at the Chamber of Digital Commerce, chairman of BitcoinCares and founder of the Bitcoin Supper Club. In addition, Matthew was a producer of the first ever Bitcoin documentary, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin."
“Bitcoin represents one of the greatest generational opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.”