Matt Hamilton

product Leader, software Architect, and homebrewer in New York

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I grew up in Montclair, NJ, and eventually found myself interested in science, engineering, and music. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Materials Science Engineering, but changed my focus to software when I became excited and involved with the startup scene in New York City.

I founded a startup called Tourbie, which was basically Airbnb for local tour guides in 2010. In 2011, I started working part-time for Venmo, while building the Timeflies iPhone app.

I began as a Software Engineer at Venmo, working on the iOS app, the backend platform, and leading the launch of the Venmo Payouts API. I went on to lead design and development of the developer API, fostering partnerships with HBO, Papa John's and Splitwise, while Venmo scaled to over $1 billion in volume per month. I finished my time there working as a Senior Product Manager, owning the Venmo for purchases features and backlog.

In 2017, I joined Stash as VP of Product, building the product team out from 2 to 10 on the philosophy of prioritizing testing, being data-driven and customer-driven. During that time, the platform grew to 1.5 million customers, the team launched Stash Retire, and raised $40 million to expand the vision to banking.

I'm currently head of Product & Engineering at Ense, a social audio app.

  • Work
    • Ense
  • Education
    • Columbia University