Matthew Garratt Vice President
Matthew joined Battery in 2008, and he focuses on investments in clean technology, industrial technology and advanced materials. Prior to Battery, he was Vice President of Plymouth Ventures. He also worked for GE in their Renewable Energy group in corporate strategy, and spent time in Africa monitoring clean energy investments for a E+Co, a public purpose investment company. In the early part of his career he worked for Alcoa in their aerospace group where his roles ranged from fundamental materials development to operations and application engineering. He has a BS from Purdue University and MS from the Pennsylvania State University, both in Materials Engineering. He also holds an MS in Natural Resources and Environment and an MBA from the University of Michigan, where he helped to develop a student run cleantech fund. He was also a research fellow at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise where he co authored a paper for the UN on policy and renewable energy project finance.
About Battery Ventures
Through more than 25 years of technology investing, Battery Ventures have developed a keen understanding of how markets and customers work. It blends first-hand knowledge with intensive research to uncover the most promising people, businesses and market opportunities.
This foundation makes Battery Ventures agile investors, experienced with companies that are diverse in many ways:
Across an array of technologies and related sectors: It focuses on sectors where its expertise and connections can make an impact, including: Internet & Digital Media; Financial Services & Tech-Enabled Businesses; Clean Tech & Advanced Materials; Software; Semiconductors & Components; Infrastructure Technologies; Communication Services; and Industrial Technologies
At all stages of a company's lifecycle: Battery Ventures is well-versed in working with management teams on traditional venture investments, ranging from seed to later stage. Its team is equally adept at sophisticated deal structures such as leveraged buyouts, PIPEs, spin outs, rollups and take-privates. It can also arrange debt and are willing to do secondary transactions.
In the most interesting geographies: Because talented entrepreneurs and great companies can be found worldwide, Battery Ventures is active investors across the U.S. and in Canada, Israel, India, China, and Europe.
Battery Ventures is typically the lead institutional investor in its portfolio companies and are flexible on the amount of its investment. It will start as low as a few hundred thousand dollars in seed money and are able to speak for up to $100 million.