Matt Ocko has over three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in the US and globally. Matt is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at DCVC, where his investments span computational and synthetic biology, geospatial and space access platforms, robotics, applied AI, anti-terror systems, and large-scale enterprise platforms including quantum computers. Matt has led significant investments with a Board seat in Rocket Lab (RKLB), Pivot Bio, Embark Trucks (EMBK), Capella Space, Primer Technologies, Fortem Technologies, Jupiter Intelligence, Agility Robotics, Reach Labs, Nervana (acquired by Intel) and Blue River (acquired by Deere & Co), and led the seed for and was actively engaged in SentinelOne (S) through exit.
In addition to successful IPO outcomes, several of Matt’s prior investments were acquired by companies like Illumina, Cisco, Google, IBM, Amazon/AWS, VMware, Salesforce, and Akamai. Prior to co-founding DCVC, Matt was an active angel investor, with early investments in companies like Zoom (ZM) and Uber (UBER), and his institutional venture capital experience encompasses significant prior roles at VantagePoint, SOFTBANK Technology Ventures (aka Mobius Venture Capital), Sevin Rosen Funds, and Helix Investments.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Matt founded Da Vinci Systems, a pioneering e-mail software vendor with over 1 million users world-wide prior to its acquisition in 1994.
Matt holds a degree in Physics from Yale University, and he is an inventor on over 50 granted or in-process patents in areas as diverse as computer systems virtualization, fraud detection, and augmented reality.