Matt Michelsen

Partner

Biography

Matt Michelsen (aka: MCM) has built his career in technology and venture capital by working the way he was trained in the US military – as a ranger. MCM has an enviable track record of “seeing over the hill” to unique opportunities that united global investors, Fortune 1000 executives, and venture capitalists for mutual benefit.

MCM has spent the past 25+ years leveraging his skills and experience to found and/or advise some of the most notable and sought-after companies and venture firms worldwide across the technology, intelligence, and consumer sectors, including Palantir and Goldman Sachs. Along the way he has been an angel or similarly early investor in more than ten companies with multi-billion-dollar outcomes. MCM has nine issued patents in his name.

MCM embraces the value that makes DCVC such a unique organization: namely, that in order to do well, one must do good. MCM has a deep appreciation for, and emphasis on, building a collaborative and cohesive team, including within DCVC’s organization as well as within each DCVC portfolio company. On this note, if you ask MCM to describe the best team that he has been able to build, he will smile and proudly show you photos of his family.