Matt Rightmire

Operating Partner

As Operating Partner, Matt leverages the contacts and insights he gained from over a decade building companies in Silicon Valley. He works closely with the team and previously directed the firm’s investments in Honest Buildings and Builtr Labs. Prior to Building Ventures, Matt was a member of the Borealis Ventures Built Environment Investment Team with involvement with DYN (acquired by Oracle), Flurry (acquired by Yahoo!), Fieldlens (acquired by WeWork), OmniEarth (acquired by EagleView Technologies), Wingu (acquired by Perkin Elmer), and Handmark (acquired by Sprint). Matt joined Borealis full-time in 2005 after serving as an advisor to the firm from its inception.

Prior to joining Borealis, Matt was the COO of Efficient Frontier, a venture-funded marketing services company that applied portfolio optimization techniques from financial markets to the marketplace of online advertising. The company was acquired by Adobe in 2012. Matt began his Internet career as an early member of the team at Yahoo!, which he joined in 1995 when the company was pre-revenue.

Matt is a past member of the Board of Directors for Grassroot Soccer, a non-profit leading the effort to educate youth in Africa about HIV/AIDS. He serves on the Board of the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CliF), which aims to inspire reading and writing among at-risk youth in New Hampshire and Vermont. Matt is also active with the Entrepreneur’s Foundation of New Hampshire and with AlphaLoft, an accelerator for emerging entrepreneurs in New Hampshire.

Matt earned his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and also received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.