Matt Brennan

General Partner

We are only bound by the restrictions we impose on ourselves.


Matt focuses on investments in expansion-stage software, financial technology, and tech-enabled services companies. He is particularly interested in companies that have a rich stream of data and information, whether they are originating it, managing it, or transacting with it. Matt’s partnerships include BenchSci, where he serves on the board of directors, Arize, Legit Security, and Syllable.

Matt was previously a Partner at General Catalyst, where he focused on SaaS, data services, payments, and healthcare companies. Prior to General Catalyst, Matt was a Principal at Bain Capital Ventures, where he specialized in the intersection of software and financial technology. He began his investing career at Insight Venture Partners.


Matt became interested in entrepreneurship early on in life, when most of the jobs he held were primarily running businesses he had started himself, ranging from power washing to tutoring. Ever since, he has had a deep admiration for entrepreneurs and enjoys collaborating with them in a way that goes well beyond funding.

On the personal side, Matt loves adventure and spending time with his wife exploring other cultures around the world. He enjoys skiing, tennis, running, and cooking.


Matt received his B.S. degree in Economics with a Concentration in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, Magna Cum Laude.

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