Greentown Labs Board Member
Matthew Nordan is co-founder and Managing Director of Prime Impact Fund, with responsibility to oversee and guide all aspects of the Fund’s strategy and operations. He has spent more than two decades focused on cutting-edge technologies as an investor, advisor, and analyst.
Matthew launched Prime Impact Fund after serving as co-founder and Managing Partner at MNL Partners, a developer of energy and environmental projects in China. He learned venture capital at Venrock, one of the world’s oldest and most successful VC firms, where he and colleagues drove the firm’s investment in Nest Labs (acquired by Google for $3.2 billion) among other companies. Prior to Venrock, Matthew was President of Lux Research (acquired by private equity firm Bregal Sagemount), an advisory services firm for science- driven innovation that he co-founded in 2004. Under Matthew’s leadership, the Lux Research analyst team became a globally recognized authority on the business impact of emerging technologies. Earlier, Matthew held a variety of senior management roles at emerging technology advisor Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) in the U.S. and Europe.
Matthew co-founded Prime Coalition, Prime Impact Fund’s 501(c)(3) parent organization, and serves on its board of directors. He has testified before the U.S. Congress four times on emerging technology issues and is a widely sought-after speaker and commentator. In addition to numerous Prime-backed companies, he serves on the boards of Sense Labs and Greentown Labs (North America’s largest incubator for energy and environmental start- ups). He holds a B.A. from Yale, where he conducted cognitive neuroscience research on emotion and memory.