Pat Matthews

Entrepreneur, Operator, Investor

Pat is the founder and CEO of Active Capital, a seed-stage venture firm for ambitious founders building the future of cloud infrastructure and B2B SaaS. Prior to Active Capital, Pat was an entrepreneur, operator, and angel investor.

Pat’s career started in 1999 when he dropped out of Virginia Tech to start a dot-com with some of his best friends and college roommates. After the dot-com bubble burst, Pat and his team persevered through years of economic downturn before creating, a B2B SaaS company that was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine after raising just $500k in outside capital. In 2007, Webmail was acquired by Rackspace where Pat worked as an executive on the senior leadership for six years, helping Rackspace scale to $1.5 billion in annual recurring revenue.

Pat has personally invested in more than 100 startups and is an active board member at the Apex Center for Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech and several Active Capital portfolio companies.

Pat lives in San Antonio with his son, Mason.

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