Matthew Mahoney is an entrepreneur and education hacker. He specializes in how learning occurs -- in individuals, groups and companies. Matt has helped grow six startups and advises several others. His current focus is building tools to help 100 million people, and the companies they work for, make radically career better matches.
Based on the idea that while finding a job depends on who you know, learning about the universe of jobs shouldn't, Matt founded Daily Endeavor to build a continually improving guide to jobs that's written by real practitioners. Daily Endeavor is the canonical home page on the web for every type of job.
Prior to Daily Endeavor, Matt developed Endeavor Prep, a career advisory framework to help young professionals design and lead a work life that's actually worth living. Previously he started and ran the social software consulting business at Socialtext, where he and his team helped hundreds of global companies like Intel, Nokia, SAP, Daimler Chrysler, IDEO and McKinsey & Co. create tools and social patterns for large-scale collaboration. Earlier he was co-COO of Creative Good, the web's first customer experience design firm. Matt began his career on the developer team at Knowledge Adventure and in product management at Autobytel.com.
As a consultant, Matt has worked with dozens of firms such as NPR, Novartis, P&G, and Scholastic. As a speaker, Matt has given talks at events like TEDx, SXSW and Fast Company Talent Labs.
Matt is active in the conversation and movement to reinvent education. As a professional facilitator, Matt has worked with institutions such as the Department of Defense, New York City Public Schools, the Corporation for National Service, and the State of the World Forum.
Matt holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science (cognitive psychology & computer science) from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was an Arthur Rock Entrepreneurial Fellow. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.