My name is Matt Paulson and I’m an entrepreneur, a private equity investor and an author.
My company, MarketBeat, is an Inc. 5000 financial media company that empowers individual investors to make better trading decisions by providing stock market news, real-time financial data, and best-in-class research tools. MarketBeat was recognized as the fastest-growing privately held company in South Dakota by Inc. Magazine in 2016 and has since been recognized by Barron’s, Entrepreneur Magazine and several other publications for its continued growth and success. With more than 2.2 million subscribers and 20 million monthly page views, MarketBeat is South Dakota’s largest digital media company.
As an active private equity investor, I have invested in more than 60 small businesses and startups, including Buffer, Dollar Shave Club, Lime, Lyft, Ripple, Robinhood, and Wikia. In 2016, I brought together 31 investors to launch Falls Angel Fund, the first new angel investment fund in Sioux Falls in more than a decade. Since then, I’ve raised/invested more than $5 million in seed-stage venture capital to invest in scalable companies located in South Dakota and surrounding states.
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 organized a local community group of entrepreneurs called Startup Sioux Falls which boasts more than 7,000 members. I also provide leadership to several other startup organizations and events, including 1 Million Cups, Hey Sioux Falls, Innovation Expo, SCORE, and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.
I serve on the Board of Trustees at Sioux Falls Seminary, on the Board of Directors at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, as the Treasurer for Faith Baptist Fellowship, and on the Campaign Cabinet for Forward Sioux Falls 2026.
I live in Sioux Falls, SD, with my wife Karine, and my two children, Micah and Adylin.
Connect with me on social media:
You can find me on AngelList at https://angel.co/matthewpaulson
You can find me on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewpaulson
You can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/matthewpaulsonpage
You can find me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MattPaulsonSD
You can find me on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/MatthewDPX