Matt BerrimanMember since July 2016Contact Matt
Matt Berriman is CEO and Co-Founder of Unlockd, a revolutionary mobile based technology, media and telecommunications business, connecting brands, content and relevant media to the consumer via a proprietary built platform. In this role, Matt leads all aspects of the company development including platform innovation, strategic alliances, marketing & comms, strategy and early stage capital raising from prominent technology, media and banking investors. Unlockd launched in the US with Sprint Telecom subsidiary Boost Mobile in January 2016, in Australia with Lebara Mobile in October 2015 and most recently in the UK with Tesco Mobile. Major partners include Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook Audience Network, Dentsu Aegis, Starbucks, Grubhub, Lyft and Hulu. With six successful capital raises/exits over the last eight years, Matt has been involved with several high growth digital ventures in Australia & the US in varying roles from executive, to advisor and board member. In 2011 as GM/Executive Director at CC Media, he took the business from a start up through to acquisition by one of Australia’s premier media groups, APN News and Media. In addition, Matt has assisted boards and investors of early to mid stage digital and technology businesses with their strategic planning and corporate development. This has included successful exits with Cohort Global (Sold to Oceania Capital Partners in 2014) and Shout for Good (Acquired by ANZ Bank in 2015), as well as leading several successful capital raise processes for clients. Matt was a professional Australian Cricket representative and spent five years at the Victorian Institute of Sport as a coach and player, until injury forced his retirement. He lives in New York.
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With the lessons of the 2000 dot-com crash still top of mind, startups are having to work harder than ever to prove their worth and secure capital in an ultra-competitive environment. As venture capitalists become more cautious with how they dispense funds between thousands of tech firms with very similar product offerings, the funding market is increasingly difficult.