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Matchstick Ventures' specific commitments to fight racism, injustice, and underrepresentation in our firm, portfolio and community
Update - June 2021

#WorkHard #PlayHard #GiveBack

We aim to represent the ethos of the ecosystems where we invest: the desire to do big, audacious things, while nourishing ourselves with play and giving back to the communities that support us.


We think and go big. We move fast and compete. In every activity we engage in, from climbing mountains to company building, we’re ambitious and hard-working, constantly striving to achieve big goals.

We aren’t afraid of hard work. It’s in our blood. We like taking on ambitious projects and striving to do things that are uncertain, unknown and daunting. 


Our ecosystems are known for their recreation and outdoor lifestyles. We’re no strangers to the many ways to break bones! We love to push ourselves to have fun, do new things and challenge ourselves, both during and outside of work. For us, this is frequently cycling, mountain biking, skiing, climbing, canoeing and boating.

We encourage our entrepreneurs to figure out what #PlayHard means to them and make sure they’re incorporating it into their journey as entrepreneurs. We believe being passionate about play makes them better and more likely to succeed. 


Our ecosystems have grown so quickly because of the collaborative, gracious nature of the people here. From mentoring without expecting anything in return to volunteering with organizations helping those less fortunate, our communities and our firm make it a priority to give back.

You’ll frequently find us working with entrepreneurs we’ve never invested in, giving our time, energy, connections and resources just because it’s the right thing to do. 

We work with nonprofits and community organizations to help those in our ecosystems. We’ve been the recipients of so much good fortune from others who’ve given to us, it’s our honor to do the same.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver