Matt C.

Los Angeles, California, US

Hands on CTO
Matt's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Matt

Experienced software engineer and product manager. I've built everything from quick prototypes to full SaaS products. I'm a full-stack senior software engineer. I've been a CTO at small startups, and I ran engineering teams at leading tech companies, including Google.

I've worked in many technologies and software architectures. I've developed both mobile (IOS and Android), browser-based, and conversational (AI chatbot) frontends, and a wide variety of backend technologies.

I'm very experienced in Lean development. Short, fast iterations to get the product out in front of people as quickly as possible.

I'm also very experienced in product management, UX, software patents, analytics, advertising, and SEO.

Please feel free to contact me:
* My preference is to work on well validated projects(e.g. paying customers, customers waiting for the product, supportive community).

* For projects that are just at the "idea" stage, I'm willing to provide advice on how to validate your idea.


"Actually startups take off because the founders make them take off. There may be a handful that just grew by themselves, but usually it takes some sort of push to get them going. A good metaphor would be the cranks that car engines had before they got electric starters. Once the engine was going, it would keep going, but there was a separate and laborious process to get it going. The most common unscalable thing founders have to do at the start is to recruit users manually. Nearly all startups have to. You can't wait for users to come to you. You have to go out and get them." - Paul Grahm

Work Experience

Software Engineer/Technical Leader


January 2007 - January 2012



MS Computer Science

2000 - 2000

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