Matthew Schaar is the Operating Partner for Accion Venture Lab. In this role, Matt works on accelerating the growth trajectory of Venture Lab’s portfolio by improving financial performance and amplifying social impact for partner companies. He helps to drive Venture Lab’s portfolio engagement approach and strategy and provides in-depth strategic and operational support to investee enterprises across Venture Lab’s global portfolio. Matt previously worked as Director of Product Marketing at Civis Analytics, building critical workflows to establish Civis’ first long-term product roadmap. He has also worked as a technical product manager and consultant across multiple industries. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.