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Matt Newman

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Matt is an MBA student at the University of Michigan focusing on e-commerce, digital media, and consumer products. He is currently a Business Manager Intern at Amazon. Matt also spent six weeks, during the summer of 2012, as an intern at Totsy, a mid-stage e-commerce startup. He is also the leader of the Frankel Commercialization Fund’s Consumer Team. The Frankel Commercialization Fund is a pre-seed investment fund led by University of Michigan students. While in school, Matt also interns at RPM Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, MI. Matt worked in corporate finance at Steamboat Ventures, the VC arm of Disney, for 3 years before starting his MBA. At Steamboat, Matt was responsible for reporting and analyzing the firm’s portfolio companies’ financial results, analyzing term-sheets for upcoming investments, reviewing legal documents, and creating models for the firm’s current portfolio. Matt was also responsible for the management of Steamboat’s financial statements. Prior to joining Steamboat, Matt earned his CPA license while serving as an auditor at Porter & Company. Matt holds a B.S. in Business, with an emphasis in finance, from Liberty University.
July 23, 2013 9:05 AM
The online coupon site RetailMeNot went public last Friday and its shares are now 32% above their IPO price. RetailMeNot is a coupon marketplace tha ...
May 13, 2013 12:22 PM
The past two years at the University of Michigan have been a terrific learning experience, and the relationships will last a lifetime. Completing ...
November 26, 2012 2:13 PM
Below is a quick rundown of some interesting statistics that were just released. Last Friday, the Department of Commerce reported that e-commerce ...
September 21, 2012 8:53 AM
The University of Michigan‘s Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies will host their annual entrepreneurship conference, Entrepalooza, to ...
September 06, 2012 8:26 AM
Returning to my list of the Top 10 E-Commerce Startups in LA, DailyLook is ranked #6. DailyLook is a flash sales site that sells one new look each day ...
September 05, 2012 9:55 AM
  Below is my list of the Top 10 e-commerce startups based in Los Angeles. Over the next couple of weeks I will provide a closer look at each com ...
July 19, 2012 8:24 AM
The Wall Street Journal reports that Fab.com closed their Series C, raising an additional $105Mil at a $600Mil valuation. This compares to the Series ...
June 26, 2012 11:27 AM
Numerous e-commerce startups have recently launched utilizing a business model derived from the offline personal shopping experience provided by hig ...
April 16, 2012 9:00 AM
Originally posted at Gentleman Standing Founded in France by Jacques-Antoine Granjon in 2001, Vente-Privée originated the flash sales model in Europe ...

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