Matt Greenfield is the Managing Partner of Rethink Education, a venture capital partnership focused on educational technology. He is on the board of BrightBytes and serves as an advisor to University Ventures, the NewSchool Ventures Seed Fund, and Laureate Education. He previously helped start three technology businesses, including Rethink Autism, DB Software (acquired by Cadre Software and now part of CA), and Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), and worked as an associate at ABS Ventures. In addition to Synernetics, his successful investments include Engrade (where he chaired the board through the company's acquisition by McGraw Hill Education), Wireless Generation (acquired by News Corp.), Analog Analytics (acquired by Barclays), Atricure (NASDAQ:ATRC), and Wellfleet (merged with Synoptics to form Bay Networks and then acquired by Nortel).
Matt received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Yale University, where he won five academic prizes and fellowships from the Mellon and Whiting Foundations and served on the editorial board of the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. He taught at Bowdoin College, where he served on the committee overseeing admissions, and the City University of New York, where he served on a college curriculum committee, helped launch an interdisciplinary learning community program for first-year students, taught in the teacher preparation program, and taught graduate classes in literature to teachers from the New York City public schools.