Matt Allen ⚡️ 🚘  🚀

I am a Geek.

I'm a developer, a connector, an investor and an advisor.

After growing up in Sydney, Aprill and I moved our family to Melbourne in December 2013.


Since then it's been 📈

MADE WITH ♥️ IN MELBOURNE

"Matt is the reason my co-founder and I are where we are today, and he was pivotal in giving us the right guidance when we needed him"

KEITH PITT - CEO & FOUNDER - BUILDKITE.COM

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

STARTUP BUSINESS DEV

2017 - Present

I get paid to mentor startups through the roller-coaster ride of a launching a business, building their technology architecture, and raising capital.

LOOKAHEAD SEARCH

DIRECTOR

2013 - 2017

Director of Lookahead Search in Melbourne. Focussed on Ruby, JavaScript and Technical Exec positions.

PERCY.IO

INVESTOR

2017 - PRESENT

Invested in percy.io alongside some other amazing angel investors.

HAVA.IO

LEAD INVESTOR

2016 - PRESENT

Led the seed round in hava.io with BlackBird. Hava.io visualises cloud infrastructure. Investor & advisor

GYDE.TV

ANGEL INVESTOR

2015 - PRESENT

Invested in the first round of gyde.tv. Gyde is your universal watchlist.

BUILDKITE.COM

LEAD INVESTOR

2014 - PRESENT

Led the seed round in buildkite.com, along with a small group of technical investors. Buildkite helps software teams deploy their code as fast and securely as possible.

PRACTICEIGNITION.COM

ANGEL INVESTOR

2012 - PRESENT

Participated in round one and two of PracticeIgnition.com after building the original version and launching it at Xerocon.

PIN.NET.AU

ANGEL INVESTOR

2012 - PRESENT

Participated in round one of pin.net.au. Pin is Australia's best payment platform aimed at developers.

DEVELOPER

PHP, RUBY

1996 - NOT NOW

My first commercial web code was written in 1996, but the first code I wrote for the web was in 1993. Yeah, that was a long time ago.

Phone: +61 413 777 771

Matt "Matta" Allen

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520 Bourke St

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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