Matthew Hamilton

Product Manager, Software Engineer, 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 paths 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, but it didn't work out. After that, 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, 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.

I am currently VP of Product at Stash, a personal investment app focused on empowering a new generation of investors.

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  • Work
    • Venmo
  • Education
    • Columbia University