Matt Hamilton

product Leader, software Architect, and homebrewer in New York

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I grew up in Montclair, NJ, 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 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 started as a Software Engineer at Venmo, working on the iOS app, then later built and launched 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 Pay with Venmo.

In 2017, I joined Stash as VP of Product, building the product team out to 10+ on the philosophy of 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 include banking.

I then jumped in at Ense, a social audio app, and helped Iqram re-launch the apps on iOS and Android.

I spent the next 2 years at Novo, building out a Product management practice and coaching the team as we grew to 150,000+ small business customers.

I'm currently VP Product at Republic, where we are transforming how people can invest in private assets. I enjoy taking a customer-focused approach to building the future of how people use technology to live better lives.

Outside of work, I can be found brewing beer, finding new music, going to concerts & live theatre, and hanging out with my lovely wife on Staten Island.

  • Education
    • Columbia University