Matthew Jones, MD for Solvay Ventures North America
Matt is the Managing Director for North America at Solvay Ventures. He has spent his career at the intersection of start-ups and large corporations seeking to foster innovation for a profitable and sustainable future. Matt’s mission is to identify, analyze and create investment or collaboration opportunities between start-ups and Solvay.
Before joining Solvay, Matt spent 15 years at Nth Power, a cleantech venture capital investment firm in San Francisco, including 9 years as Partner. He subsequently became an entrepreneur, founding an e-commerce company focused on helping households convert to LED lighting. He has extensive experience as a venture capital investor with various technologies and business models, with an emphasis on power generation, energy storage, and transportation.
Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.