My primary business, MarketBeat, empowers individual investors to make better trading decisions by providing real-time financial information and objective market research. We do this through our daily newsletter, which has attracted more than 1 million subscribers and through our suite of web-based research tools on MarketBeat.com. We also operate a network of financial news websites which attract more than 8 million page views each month, including 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 and has made the Inc. 5000 list for the last three consecutive years.
I am also the co-founder of GoGo Photo Contest, which provides web-based fundraising software to animal welfare groups. The company has helped animal shelters and humane societies raise more than $10 million since it launched in late 2013 through its donate-to-vote photo-contest fundraising software. I co-developed the GoGo Photo Contest software platform with Jason and Stevie Shea and currently manage the company’s financials and marketing efforts.
Through my books, my community-building efforts and my private equity investments, I teach others to leverage the power of entrepreneurship in their lives. I am the author of eight personal finance and entrepreneurship books, including “Online Business from Scratch”, “Email Marketing Demystified”, “The Ten-Year Turnaround” and “Automatic Income.” I have also organized a local community group of entrepreneurs called Startup Sioux Falls which boasts more than 6,000 members and I regularly host entrepreneurship and networking events in the Sioux Falls area, such as 1 Million Cups.
As an angel investor, I have invested in more than sixty early-stage, high-growth companies in a variety of verticals. Some of my notable investments include Buffer, Cafe X, Dollar Shave Club, Lime, Lyft, Ripple, and Wikia. I also served as the chairman of Falls Angel Fund, a regional angel fund that raised $2.35 million to in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states.
I serve on the Board of Trustees at Sioux Falls Seminary, on the Board of Directors at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, and on the organizing committee for 1 Million Cups in Sioux Falls.
I live in Sioux Falls, SD, with my wife Karine, and my two children, Micah and Adylin.
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You can find me on AngelList at https://angel.co/matthewpaulson
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