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A Matter-Driven Narrative
This is where the Matter community gathers to tell stories on their journey to building the future of media using a human-centered, prototype-driven process. You'll hear from our entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, and us. Learn more about Matter Ventures at www.matter.vc.
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This is where the Matter community gathers to tell stories on their journey to building the future of media using a human-centered, prototype-driven process. You'll hear from our entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, and us. Learn more about Matter Ventures at www.matter.vc.

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Matter.
We support media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society through our 5-month start-up accelerator in San Francisco.
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Corey Ford
Managing Director, Matter. Supporting media entrepreneurs building a more informed, empathetic & inclusive society. Design Thinking + Entrepreneurship + Media
Writers
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Corey Ford
Managing Director, Matter. Supporting media entrepreneurs building a more informed, empathetic & inclusive society. Design Thinking + Entrepreneurship + Media
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Lara Ortiz-Luis
Currently: MIT Sloan MBA & IDM, Formerly: @mattervc. Talk to me about food, sustainability, design, and/or gudetama.
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Jake Shapiro
Co-founder of 4 ventures @radiopublic @podfunding @prx @mattervc and 3 kids! Fellow @ashoka, @BKCHarvard #zebrasunite
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Ben Werdmuller
Can we build the dog?
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Colin Mutchler
My purpose is to expand empathy. My passion is making music and art. My work is empowering change.
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Jude Fulton
Recovering Architect at Mosss.com. East coast gal who wandered west. I used to design buildings, now I design experiences.
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Jim Kennedy
SVP for Strategy and Enterprise Development for The Associated Press
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Tim Olson
Web, mobile and education guy at KQED San Francisco. Writing about media trends.
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Ken Romano
Product Director @AP // Teen Leadership Development @YMCA // Hiker // Craft Beer // Twitter: @kenromano
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Erin Jo Richey
Information choreographer. User experience strategist. Co-founder of Known.
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Jennifer Brandel
Accidental journalist turned CEO of a tech-enabled company called Hearken. Founder of @WBEZCuriousCity Find me: @JenniferBrandel @wearehearken wearehearken.com
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Tamara Manik-Perlman
Co-founder and CEO at NextRequest, former Code for America fellow, eternal urbanist.
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Jesse Shapins
Director of Design Sidewalk Labs * Was Product Director at BuzzFeed and Co-Founder UnionDocs, Mapping Main Street, Zeega, Yellow Arrow & metaLAB (at) Harvard.
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Stephie Knopel
Coolhunter & Trends Expert. Relentless optimist. bringing Science to the conversation of Positive Impact. CoFounder @PersonalHeroes
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Aaron Perry-Zucker
Designer, Community Organizer, Entrepreneur, RISD Alum, founder of Design for Obama, partner at Big New Ideas.
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Max Slavkin
Winning the future @TheCreativeAct
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Ville Sundberg
Programmer. Designer. Creator of @Beatrootco, @Scoopinion, @Kihapp, and @HerringAudio.
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Nicki Purcell
I work for The Dallas Morning News, have been happily married for 16 years to a high school football coach and have 3 sons.
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Ryan Singel
Founder of @contextly, helping publishers build loyal audiences. Fellow at Stanford Law’s Center for Internet and Society. Former editor at Wired.com.
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Steve Grove
Director of the News Lab at Google. Previously built our news & politics team @YouTube. Co-founder of @siliconnstars. Lives in Minneapolis.
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Jenny Bai
Co-Founder, Mingyian. Director: Live Wright Society, Girls in Tech China. Couture monster. Sushi fiend. Pay it forward-er.
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Aishwarya Vardhana
I post my art on Instagram @shweeze | Bay Area
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Iain Usiri
I try to be helpful when I can.
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Justin Womersley
Founder of @HuzzaApp. Engineer turned entrepreneur and product guy.
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Elizabeth Tenety
Co-founder of Motherly, a digital lifestyle brand redefining motherhood. https://www.mother.ly/
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Alex Rawitz
Co-Founder and COO of Verbatm (@verbatmTeam). Occasional writer.
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Mingyian
Front end for the East. Backend for the West.
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Liz Kopp
Director of Operations at Matter.
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Pete Mortensen
Director of Program, San Francisco, at Matter.vc; co-author, Wired to Care; home brewer
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Ceci Mourkogiannis
Product, design, and community. Co-founder of Pie (pie.video).
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Nikita Shamdasani
Chief of Staff at Matter.
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Caroline Jennings
*Exploring,* not wandering
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Jeongki Lim
Founder, educator, explorer
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Tiffany Stone
helping startups grow | founder | mentor
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Laura Fisher
New York <> London <> Sydney. I make cool things for writers. You might also like @TreePress | www.treepress.org
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Rajiv Pant
Deputy CTO @NewsCorp. YGL @WEF. Prior: CTO, chief of product, design, & engineering @WSJ; CTO @NYTimes; head of digital technology @CondeNast & @Reddit.
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Randy Lau
Founder of Common. On a mission to create a world without language barriers. Learn more: http://common.chat
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Suz Somersall
Co-founder of KiraKira: online mechanical engineering and 3D printing lessons for girls. Passionate about inspiring innovation through art and community.
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Melani Flanagan
I’m Mel! @itav_io co-founder, workaholic, strategist, business addict, bookworm, nerd, traveller, gamer, writer, coffee lover, bad dance enthusiast.
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Berit Anderson
CEO & Co-founder @Join_Scout.
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nadya lev
N²ature + T²echnology + A²rt = v — 1 = i nadyalev@gmail.com
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Jorge Caraballo
Journalist and photographer. Fulbright scholar and Google News Lab Fellow.
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Derek Donovan
Public editor at The Kansas City Star
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Josh Lucido
Searching for media startups, adrenaline, and chocolate milkshakes.
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Roxann Stafford
Design Strategist & #SocEnt Enabler/ At the intersection of #socialimpact & #designthinking / #civichacking /#collaboration /#NPRBlacksinTech/#NPRWIT
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Kim Hansen
Is the chief and cofounder at Gretta, a community marketplace for podcasts.
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David Jay
Fascinated with the way that relationships and movements form. Asexual activist passionate about climate justice.
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Rebecca Harris
PM @ The Infatuation, Cofounder of Purple
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Arlene Ducao
Co-PI @DuKode & DuKorp. Proud new member @FUREEous. Educator @MIT & @nyupoly. Starting up @medialab E14, @urbanxaccel. Likes black chicken pie.
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DADA.nyc
DADA is a social network where people speak to each other through drawings that you can collect on the Ethereum blockchain. Speak Visually. https://dada.nyc
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Farhan Mustafa
CoFounder @Grafitiapp. Data Raconteur. Former Journalist at Al Jazeera English.
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Kelley Calkins
Cofounder + News Director of The Establishment, lover of sea turtles.
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Austin Guest
Programmer, Activist, co-founder of Rewire
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Mike Phillips
CEO/Founder at Vigilant — a platform for public records data search and monitoring. www.vigilant.cc
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Gaby Nair
Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and Matter. Intern
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Lindsay Abrams
Training Lead @PRX. Design Thinking + Media Innovation. @readingirl
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Natasha Malpani Oswal 🦋
Leading @dicemediaindia. Stanford MBA. Ex-@mattervc + @bigsocietycap. Oxford + Cambridge alum. ❤️ building startups + storytelling. Poet. Author of Boundless.
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Ayinde
Co-founder nēdl, former Pres. Obama speechwriter and creator of iheartradio's original app
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Esteban Gast
This is a place in the internet where I write things. Some silly, some not. The best are both.
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Ignacio Linares
Passionate about the transformation capabilities of the mobile economy. Eager to create new markets and disrupt unfairness.
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Eduardo Suarez
Simplicity, carried to the extreme, becomes elegance.
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Daniel Kushner
Designer / Observer / Inventor / Entrepreneur / Mentor / Musician / @IDEO alum / @Pixinote & @MONOcreators founder / @whisperfighters member
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DeShuna Spencer
Founder/CEO @kweliTV | Radio Host, DC's 89.3 FM @WPFWDC | Lung cancer advocate | Living on purpose
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Matilde Giglio
Co-founder of Compass News.
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Ovee
Providing young women with personalized tools to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.
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Keith Candiotti
Founder of Optimera
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Hebah Fisher
Cofounder @kerningcultures, podcasting Middle East stories
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Iris Kuo
CEO of gender equality app @GetLedBetter. Writer & journalist published in @WSJ, @washingtonpost. www.getledbetter.com
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reading human
done with social media - except reallyread.it of course
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Go to the profile of Toddy Collett
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Corinne Osnos
Storyteller. Innovator. Editor. Catlady ^^
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