My largest business, MarketBeat.com, 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. MarketBeat was recognized as the fastest-growing privately-held company in South Dakota in 2016 by Inc. in its annual Inc. 5000 rankings. Many major media outlets have featured MarketBeat’s reporting, including Barron’s Magazine, CNBC, MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Finance.
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 $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 more than thirty early-stage, high-growth companies. 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, 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. 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 for Sioux Falls Seminary, which equips pastors, therapists and leaders for ministry throughout the region. Sioux Falls Seminary prides itself on offering theological education programs that are accessible, affordable, relevant, and faithful. I also currently serve on the South Dakota State Chapter Board of the March of Dimes. Having had two premature babies in our family, my wife and I believe that the March of Dimes plays a vital role in preventing premature births.
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
You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/matthewpaulsonpage/
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