Matthew Woods

Austin, Texas, US

Travel the World not the Web
Matthew's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Finance
Design
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Age Group

25-35

About Matthew

Travel enthusiast with Finance background. Interested in mutually beneficial collaboration strategies .
Contracted/aggregated 8m + vacation rentals into global search engine.( travelcloud.us )
Established P2P booking platform for yacht and charter industry (skippermyboat.com)- lauching September 2017.
--- insurance backed via Lloyds of London.

Adding talented cofounders & Interns in 2017

Quote

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” - Richard Branson

Work Experience

Founder/CEO

Travelcloud LLC / Skippermyboat LLC

August 2014 - Today

Travelcloud is a meta-search engine for the shared economy. We are a commission based business model, generating revenue by referral. Our platform connects customers to 6 million vacation rentals worldwide, P2P travel services, and new innovative ways to travel. Gotravelcloud.com transacts through supply partner APIs, and takes a commission on transactions. Our team has built a beautiful revenue-generating product and we are now seeking a full time, full-stack developer to further our P2P strategy and development. You will collaborate with external third parties and internal Designers, Developers and others across the business to expand current online platform. We’re looking for a dev that is not afraid to get his hands dirty in either the back-end or front-end of the platform. Solid idea of business logic: we’re not just looking for a developer, we’re looking for a business partner that will be able to explain technical details to future investors but also help build a team of developers in the near future. Any knowledge or experience building apps for either iOS or Android is a plus. Requirements: Strong Experience and knowledge of C++, Strong understanding of Bootstrap framework Strong knowledge API integrations Demonstrated ability to write clean, light code Experience working with Javascript, HTML and CSS Experience working with XML, JSON and REST You can work independently and under very tight deadlines Self-driven, with a good approach to working efficiently and effectively Organized, detail-oriented and able to set (and meet) realistic deadlines True passion for creating clean, functional and well-designed code Obsession with new technologies and trends BS, MS in Computer Science

Education

Texas Christian University

BS

2004 - 2009

McCallum Business School

Masters in Quantitative Finance

2012 - 2013

Certification

Series 56 Proprietary Trader

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

Austin Board of Realtors

General Lines Agent

Texas Department of Insurance

Accelerator/Incubator

Techranch Venture 4rth program

Co-working Space

TechRanch

2017 - Today