Matthew Schaar is the Operating Partner for Accion Venture Lab. In this role, Matt leads Venture Lab’s Portfolio Engagement and Platform function, which provides in-depth strategic and operational support to companies across Venture Lab’s global portfolio and delivers knowledge leadership to the broader fintech community.
Priort to joining Venture Lab, Matt held Product, Marketing, and Customer Success leadership roles at Salesforce and GitHub, helping steer the latter toward an eventual $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. He also advised a variety of companies of various stages as an independent consultant and with the Boston Consulting Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.