My name is Matthew Paulson and I’m an entrepreneur, an angel investor and an author. I have been building businesses since 2006 and am currently running three companies: a financial media company, a digital publishing company in the golf industry and a software fundraising platform for animal welfare groups.
My largest business, MarketBeat.com, publishes a daily investment newsletter to more than 425,000 subscribers. MarketBeat.com also operates a network of financial news websites, including American Banking and Market News and Ticker Report, which garner 4 million page views each month. MarketBeat was recently recognized as the fastest-growing privately-held company in South Dakota by Inc. in its annual Inc. 5000 rankings.
GoGo Photo Contest (SJM Fundraising, LLC) provides web-based fundraising software to animal welfare groups. Through its donate-to-vote photo-contest fundraising software, the company has helped animal shelters and humane societies raise more than $3.5 million since it launched in October 2013. I co-developed the GoGo Photo Contest software platform with Jason and Stevie Shea and currently manage the company’s financials and marketing efforts.
USGolfTV (T Interactive, LLC) produces a regionally-syndicated television show available in 12 million homes and 25 states. The company regularly publishes new content on its web portal, USGolfTV.com, and has produced a variety of video training courses designed to help golfers improve their game. I acquired an equity stake in USGolfTV in 2014 and provide leadership to the company in the areas of marketing, operations and product development.
As an angel investor, I have invested in a number of early-stage companies in a variety of verticals. I am also the chairman of Falls Angel Fund, a regional angel fund that has raised $1.25 million to invest in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states.
My first book, 40 Rules for Internet Business Success, provides the principles and strategies I’ve used to build and grow my Internet businesses. My second book, Email Marketing Demystified, offers a step-by-step guide for any business owner to leverage the power of email marketing in their business. My Newest book, The Ten-Year Turnaround, teaches readers to achieve financial freedom through income growth, sound money management and savvy investing.
I hold a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Information Systems from Dakota State University. I also hold an M.A. in Christian Leadership from Sioux Falls Seminary. I live in Sioux Falls, SD with my wife, Karine, and my children, Micah and Adylin.
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You can find me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewpaulson
You can find me on AngelList at https://angel.co/matthewpaulson