Matthew Trifiro

marketing and founder in San Francisco, California

Matthew Trifiro

marketing and founder in San Francisco, California

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I am a startup entrepreneur.

I was CMO ofHerokuand CMO ofMesosphere.

I am the co-founder of two companies, including the publicly-traded the interactive television company Wink Communications (IPO, NASDAQ).

I served on the national board of the Trust for Public Land for 7 years. Also, I was Chairman for Commonweal Communities, a non-profit housing developer.

I am a professionally-trained chef. Chili peppers, cardamom and kimchi make me swoon.

I helped build a PC operating systems at Geoworks.

I studied philosophy, rhetoric and linguistics at UC Berkeley.

People describe me as optimistic and enthusiastic. Those are my super-powers.

I ran a small, indie concert series in the Presidio.

I've been an editor of a magazine. I've programmed Atari video games in 6502 assembly. And I did a 5 year stint investing in high end real estate (Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Beach).

I work in San Francisco. I live in Berkeley, California and I spend my summers on Orcas Island, Washington.