My largest business, MarketBeat, makes real-time financial information available to investors at all levels. We do this through our daily investment newsletter, which has attracted more than 450,000 subscribers. We also operate a network of financial news websites which attract more than 4 million page views each month, including MarketBeat.com, American Banking and Market News and Ticker Report. MarketBeat was recognized as the fastest-growing privately-held company in South Dakota in 2016 by Inc. in its annual Inc. 5000 rankings. MarketBeat’s reporting has been featured by Barron’s Magazine, CNBC, MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal.
My other business, GoGo Photo Contest, 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 $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.
As an angel investor, I have invested in more than thirty early-stage, high-growth companies in a variety of verticals. I also serve as the chairman of Falls Angel Fund, a regional angel fund that invests in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states. Some of my notable investments include Dollar Shave Club, Wikia, Buffer, Mouth and Density.
Through my books, my personal blog and my media appearances, I teach others how to leverage the power of entrepreneurship in their lives and achieve personal financial freedom. I am the author of eight personal finance and entrepreneurship books, including “40 Rules for Internet Business Success,” “Email Marketing Demystified,” “Automatic Income” and “The Ten-Year Turnaround.” My newest book, Online Business from Scratch, offers a step-by-step plan that anyone can use to launch an online business and grow it to seven figures in annual revenue.
I proudly serve on the Board of Trustees at Sioux Falls Seminary, which equips pastors, therapists and leaders for ministry throughout the region. I also serve as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship and as a member of the South Dakota State Chapter Board of the March of Dimes.
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 Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MatthewDP
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You can find me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewpaulson
You can find me on AngelList at https://angel.co/matthewpaulson
You can find me on Clarity.FM at http://clarity.fm/matthewpaulson