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The VentureFizz Podcast: Matt Weinberg, Max Ventures

Episode #342 of The VentureFizz Podcast features Matt Weinberg, Partner at Max Ventures.

Before we get into this week's interview, I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity. As mentioned, this is Episode 342 of The VentureFizz Podcast and shockingly, we’ve never had a real sponsor for this program. However, that is about to change as we will be announcing our first sponsor very soon which I am really excited about.  The good news for you is that there is still an opportunity for another sponsor to get involved, so if you are interested in marketing your company’s brand and product or service to a very targeted audience of individuals in the tech industry, please send me an email at [email protected].

Did you know that there are a ton of resources available for startups from the government including non-dilutive funding?  I’m talking billions of dollars are allocated to hundreds of startups every year.

This is a topic that has never been discussed on The VentureFizz Podcast and Matt is uniquely qualified to speak about this topic based on his experience in the public sector, including his time at the Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment and Innovation.

Matt shares some very useful information about the pros and cons of exploring this potential funding path which includes information from organizations like the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program.

Today, Matt is in the private sector as a Partner at Max Ventures, an early-stage venture firm based in New York City with a global reach and a primary focus on digital health, SaaS, and digital commerce. The firm has also co-founded 8 venture backed companies.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover:

  • Matt’s background story and getting his career started in government under the Obama administration.
  • How his various positions in the public sector helped him take his career into venture capital.
  • Joining Max Ventures in the early days of the firm and how it differentiates from other VC firms in terms of both investing and incubating its own companies.
  • The details about The Post and Elion, two of the companies it has launched.
  • How to get on Matt’s radar and what he expects to get out of a first meeting.
  • The benefits of small group dinners and some tips for success.
  • And so much more.