Matthew Pierce

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Matthew Pierce
Born (1977-12-03) December 3, 1977 (age 44)
Denver, Colorado
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality Template:USA
Alma mater Stanford University (B.A.)
UCLA Anderson (M.B.A.)
Occupation Co-founder & CEO, O Labs [1]
Spouse(s) Magdalena Sandoval

Matthew Pierce 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

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

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] Pierce is a regular contributor to Southern California's Silicon Beach and the Los Angeles startup community.[8]

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

Pierce is also a game designer, serving as founder and Chief Creative Officer of Robot Dinosaur Games. He created the game Scenarium[9] and co-founded Versus, a real-money video game tournament platform backed by O Labs.

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