Matthew Morris

  • Matthew Morris
  • Boston, MA, 02115, US
  • Apr 08, 2021

Personal Summary

Skills
• R, SQL, MATLAB, C, Tableau, Oracle, LaTeX; Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint
• Spanish - Limited Working Proficiency

Work Experience

Chief Financial Officer
Apr 2018 - Eagle Institute for Global Affairs and Leadership, Inc

Oversee and manage budgeting for a registered 501(c)(3) organization, which includes a Model UN conference
held for high school students, an educational branch designed to teach students debate tactics and current events,
and a think tank that publishes articles on global politics and economics.
• Organize and lead an annual conference with 900 participants and staffers with a $75,000 budget for the organization's largest revenue generating event.
• Draft financial statements and plan for the future of the organization, including the development of new divisions,
utilization of surpluses, and ensure financial stability

Research
• Fates of Energy Ventures: Impact of Funding Mechanisms on Startup Success, Boston University
o Developed a pathway for cleantech ventures to commercialize by analyzing how startup structure, risks,
funding, and unique barriers to the renewable energy industry impact a startups probability of success
• Solar Grade Silicon Production from Quartzite Using Inert Anodes, Boston University
o Creating business, techno-economic, and lifecycle models for a new manufacturing process designed to produce carbon-free photovoltaic cell raw materials

Renewable Energy and Cleantech Startup Consultant
Nov 2020 -

• Assist early-stage startups source, connect, manage relationships with investors, and fundraise venture capital and non-dilutive funding
• Assess product efficacy to determine most viable pathway to commercialization in both established and blue
ocean markets

Impact Investment Fellow
Jan 2021 - Vectors Angel

• Lead the due diligence and technical evaluation processes for cleantech startups, including Vectors' investment in Aether Diamond
• Source deals and investors by developing a network of cleantech professionals, founders, accelerators and venture
partners
• Create reports and investment memos for emerging industry technologies and market trends for our investor
network
• Lead Vectors' initiative to create an $8 million rolling fund to invest in pre-seed deeptech startups incubating at national lab accelerators

Education

Bachelor of Science in Management - Finance and Economics Concentrations
Aug 2015 - May 2019 Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering
Sep 2019 - Jan 2021 Boston University, College of Engineering

Sectors of Interest

Energy, Advocacy or Policy, Atmosphere, Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal Engineering, Climate Adaptation, Consumer Goods, Climate Finance, Materials & Manufacturing, Climate Venture Capital, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Climate Science, Community & Movement Building

Where are you in your climate journey?

I am looking for a climate job

I am here to:

Get a job, Learn more about climate change and solutions, Connect with others in the space, Find a mentor

Do you want your public profile to be hidden?

No

Twitter handle:

@mattmorris_97

LinkedIn URL:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewmorrisbc/

Would you like to have the opportunity to be featured in Climatebase's weekly newsletters?

Yes