Matt Abrams

Matt Abrams

Innovator     Investor     Advisor     Speaker     Adventurer


"Matt is a self-made Renaissance man who does it all. With the highest of values and judgment, he knows the art of leadership and has the entrepreneur’s spirit and businessman’s savvy. An avid outdoorsman, you will want him on your team if the going gets tough. "

/  Jim Wetherbee, Six-time NASA Shuttle Astronaut, Five-time commander   /

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meet Matt Abrams

Matt Abrams is a technologist, investor, advisor, speaker and outdoor adventurer who inspires startup founders and C-level executives to think bigger and bolder.

Growing up in a struggling Oregon mill town, Matt’s world view was shaped by a community facing the challenges of technology overtaking jobs. Now as a thought leader in the tech industry, Matt regularly advocates for transparency and truth to accompany technological advancement—while always keeping humanity at the core.

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His career includes 20+ years of putting enterprise data intelligence and analytics to use for the world’s best technology companies. Now as General Partner with Seven Peaks Ventures, he invests in and supports Enterprise B2B startups leveraging new technologies (AI/ML, AR/VR, Blockchain, Quantum, Edge Computing, etc) that inherently solve business workflow problems for the new era of the Real-Time Enterprise organizations. 

Thanks to the breadth of his experience, Matt is an expert in connecting the dots between people and technologies in ways that aren’t always obvious. He’s helped numerous startups and Fortune 500 corporations discover opportunities and find innovations that put them on a path toward success. He’s also conceived and organized prestigious thought leadership events such as the Seven Peaks Machine Learning and Cyber Security Summits, which gather industry leaders together discuss some of the most pressing technological challenges of our time. The result has been not only dynamic discussion, but connections and catalysts for real industry change.

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Speaking Engagements

A sought-after speaker, Matt is always interested in sharing his vision of technology, startups and investing with others. He has lectured at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and the Kellogg Business School and serves on Northwestern’s Masters in Analytics (MSiA) Board. He’s also lectured at Oregon State University and created content and taught courses for prominent online learning platforms. In addition, Matt regularly moderates and participates on panels related to all things technology.

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Matt has advised hundreds of startup founders, global companies and high-level executives. From one-time vision storms to ongoing strategy sessions, Matt identifies industry and market trends, pinpoints breakthrough technology and helps individuals and organizations shift their mindsets to discover the hidden opportunities.




Interested in learning more about Matt’s experience, insights or advice?

Connect with Matt and bring his engaging leadership and thought-provoking point of view to your next event, conference, startup or organization.