Matt C. Smith is a seasoned professional who has made his mark in the world of venture capital and startup investment. As a 2x unicorn investor, exited-founder and author of the Startup Buzzword Dictionary, Matt has gained a wealth of experience and expertise that has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in the industry.
When Matt takes the stage, he brings a dynamic and engaging energy that captures the audience’s attention from the very first moment. As an acclaimed public speaker, startup lecturer, and master of ceremonies, he has graced the stage at many of the top conferences around the world.
When he’s not inspiring audiences with his talks, you might find Matt hitting the slopes in Oslo. That’s right, he’s also a cross country skier representing South Africa, and is currently training for the 2026 Winter Olympics. His dedication and commitment to his sport are truly impressive.
In recognition of his contributions, Matt has been listed among the 100 most influential and impactful people in the Nordics in 2017. He has also earned the title of Best Creative Industry Startup in Norway in 2019.
Matt’s unwavering passion and dedication to entrepreneurship, public speaking, and sports is a true testament to his drive and ambition. With an impressive track record of success and accolades to match, it’s no wonder that Matt continues to inspire and motivate those around him. Whether he’s sharing his insights on stage, leading a startup to success, or training for his next skiing competition, Matt embodies the spirit of excellence in all that he does.