Matthew J Nemer

Matthew J Nemer

Head of Investor Relations, Institute of Free Technology

Matthew is the Head of Investor Relations at The Institute of Free Technology (IFT), a startup studio that supports the development, adoption, and accessibility of solutions to digital-age problems. IFT transforms groundbreaking ideas into impactful market realities by backing startups that build public goods to protect civil liberties. Matthew collaborates with IFT’s founders and portfolio companies to ensure financial sustainability while advancing IFT’s mission.

Before joining IFT, Matthew founded Linus, a U.S.-based startup that leveraged DeFi (decentralized finance) protocols to create an accessible investment experience for everyday investors. As CEO, he led Linus through its 2019 launch, raising $1.5 million in funding. Matthew’s leadership guided Linus to a successful exit, resulting in its acquisition in May 2022.

Matthew’s background in capital markets, trading, and corporate finance gives him a strong foundation for his role at IFT and his consulting work. His expertise in strategy, go-to-market planning, and regulatory compliance makes him a valuable resource for emerging technology projects. He actively advises several startups in the Web3 and AI space, providing guidance on navigating the evolving technology landscape.

Beyond his professional roles, Matthew is passionate about technology and its potential to transform industries. He believes in innovation as a force for positive change and is committed to fostering a collaborative ecosystem where new ideas can flourish. This dedication to supporting startup founders, investors, and advisors in the tech community drives his work at IFT and beyond.


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