Richter was most recently the President of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC, growing the business to $1.5 billion in annual sales at the time he departed in late 2014. He's spent the last year in residence at the Madrona Venture Group, angel investing and advising companies. Before his role as President of Isilon, Richter served as COO of EMC's $4 billion Midrange Storage business. Richter was Isilon's public company CFO from 2007 through it's $2.5B sale to EMC in 2010. Before joining Isilon, Richter was a director in the finance department of Amazon.com, where he focused on scaling global accounting operations for the rapidly expanding business.
Matt focuses on a broad range of software-driven companies and serves on the boards of several Madrona portfolio companies. He is particularly interested in applications and services that are infused with data intelligence capabilities. The next 10 years will be about ‘dataware’ at every layer of the technology stack.” His words of advice to would-be entrepreneurs: “Truly understand the customer and their needs first and work your way back to a technology-differentiated solution to their needs from there.”
Fenergo, SiteHands, TBM Council, TechBridge, and Tricentis
AppFirst, AppFog, Apprenda, Bromium, DNN Software, HealthUnity, Inaura, Kenai Systems, Open Kernel Labs, Rendition Networks, ScaleXtreme, ServiceMesh, and TellwIse
2nd Watch, Animoto, Apptio, ExtraHop, iConclude, MixPo, Optify, PayScale, Placed, Qumulo, SmartSheet, Tier 3, and Turi