Founding Partner, FORGE Capital
Matt McCall is the Founding Partner, FORGE Capital, Investment Chair at FMC/CCI (Crown Family venture arm), and was formerly a partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and a founding partner with DFJ Portage. He is the author of the popular blog, SomethingVentured.com.
Over his 28+ years in the business, he has backed over 80 companies, completed more than 500 financings and evaluation over 20,000 business plans. He has had over $80B in enterprise exit value. He also has a strong interest studying the drivers & derailers to high performing cultures and sustainable entrepreneurial success. He is certified in an array of leadership and coaching programs.
McCall has been involved with investments including: DollarShaveClub (acquired by Unilever), Coinbase (IPO), Honest Company (IPO), Tock (acquired by SquareSpace), SMS-Assist (acquired by Lessen), P44, Facebook (IPO), Mapbox, Tovala, Feedburner (acquired by Google), PlutoTV (acquired by Viacom), Graphiq (acquired by Amazon), Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP), Performics (acquired by Doubleclick/Google), AwesomenessTV (acquired by DreamWorks), Playdom (acquired by Disney) and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).
McCall has taught courses or lectured on Entrepreneurship at Kellogg, Booth/UoC, USC, UCLA, University of Denver and CU Boulder. He has been honored on Crain’s annual “40 under 40”, Crain’s top Tech 25 list, the Re/code top 30 tech power list, a Top 100 VC, a Media 100 and a Hollywood 100 Power Player. He has keynoted or been a panelist at over 125 conferences and events nationwide. He is the founder & trustee of the McCall Family Foundation, focused on encouraging social entrepreneurship and global human/girls’s rights. He has served on numerous regional high technology advisory boards.
Previously, McCall worked in the Boston Consulting Group’s Chicago office, where he managed consulting and client teams on projects in the retail, health-care and financial services industries.
McCall holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Williams College and an MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Masters in Manufacturing Management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.