Matthew Pierce

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Matthew Pierce
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Matthew Pierce for O Labs by Aram Alekyan
Born (1977-12-03) December 3, 1977 (age 41)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality United States
Alma materStanford University (B.A.)
UCLA Anderson (M.B.A.)
OccupationCo-founder & CEO, O Labs [1]
Spouse(s)Magdalena Sandoval

Matthew Pierce (born December 3, 1977) is an entrepreneur, university lecturer, and game designer. He is a former NCAA Champion and was a member of the United States Men's National Swim Team.

Early life[edit]

Matthew Pierce attended Stanford University, where he was a member of the men’s swimming and diving team. The team won the NCAA Championship in 1998.[2] Pierce was an All-American, an NCAA Champion in the 200-yard butterfly [3] and a Gold Medalist at the World University Games for USA Swimming.

Career[edit]

After graduating from Stanford, Pierce co-founded Rosum Corporation which was later acquired by TruePosition.[4] He then moved to Los Angeles, received his MBA at UCLA Anderson and became VP of Strategy at Originate.

Matthew now serves as co-founder and CEO of O Labs,[5][6] a joint venture between Originate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and ICM Partners. O Labs incubates and operates early-stage portfolio companies that attempt to address the needs of large enterprises.[7][8] Pierce is a regular contributor to Southern California's Silicon Beach and the Los Angeles startup community.[9]

Pierce is a lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Visiting Scholar in UCLA’s Economics Department where he teaches Entrepreneurship.

Pierce is also a game designer, serving as founder and Chief Creative Officer of Robot Dinosaur Games. He created the game Scenarium[10] [11] and co-founded Versus, a real-money video game tournament platform backed by O Labs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O Labs".
  2. ^ "Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Men's Swimming - GoStanford.com - Stanford Athletics".
  3. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/stan/sports/m-swim/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/record-book-men.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/08/idUS125844+08-Sep-2011+BW20110908
  5. ^ "Startup Incubator O Labs Launches From ICM, Law Firm Manatt and Design Firm Originate".
  6. ^ "Originate, Manatt & ICM pool expertise to launch new incubator O Labs".
  7. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "Manatt, ICM, Originate launch O Labs, new investment arm for startups".
  8. ^ Seave, Ava. "Looking For Ugly Lets New Incubator Differentiate".
  9. ^ "Originate and the LA Tech Scene. A Chat with Matthew Pierce. - Reyhani Law".
  10. ^ "Scenarium - a party game for storytellers".
  11. ^ "Scenarium - A Party Game for Storytellers" – via Amazon.