Matt Ocko

Matt Ocko

Entrepreneur, then investor for 20 years in teams solving hard problems for large markets: Cotendo/AKAM, Zynga, Facebook, XenSource/CTRX, Virtuata/CSCO, DataMirror/IBM, Couchbase, Ayasdi, Kenshoo, D-Wave, MetaMarkets, Uber. Still read code.

Palo Alto, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since June 25, 2012
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About Matt
Investor interests
Type of investor Early stage VC
Typical investment size $250k - $500k $1M - $2.5M
Typical investments in a year 30
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Locations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser
1990 Yale Physics

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Entrepreneur turned hands-on VC

Full bio

Matt Ocko is co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Data Collective (DCVC), and has three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur and VC, in the US and globally. His prior investments include Cotendo (AKAM), Zynga (ZNGA), Facebook (FB), XenSource (CTRX), UltraDNS (NSR), FlashSoft (SDNK), Fortinet (FTNT), Aggregate Knowledge (NSR), Virtuata (CSCO), DataMirror (IBM), Couchbase, Ayasdi, Kenshoo, D-Wave Systems, MetaMarkets, Uber, AngelList, and many others, including multiple additional acquisitions by Google, Facebook, Netapp, and other Fortune 1000 tech companies. Matt founded Da Vinci Systems, a pioneering e-mail software vendor with over 1 million users world-wide prior to its acquisition. He is an inventor on over 40 granted or in-process patents in areas as diverse as enterprise hardware and fraud detection. He holds a degree in Physics from Yale University and has been active in helping develop China’s venture capital and technology regulatory framework for two decades.