Matt Wilkerson

Matt is the Founder & CEO of Paragon One, a curated invitation-only community, cultivating authentic career mentorship between international students, entrepreneurs, and leaders from America’s top companies. Its mission is to help talented and ambitious international students obtain the most competitive internships and jobs in the United States which can offer visa 

opportunities.  Matt previously co-founded AHA life.com, a curated luxury marketplace for discovering 1,000+ designers and artisans from 45+ countries, which successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.  Matt oversaw a number of operating and business development roles as Chief Financial Officer, in addition to the fundraising of over $20M in venture capital from Rakuten, VIPShop, DCM, and notable individuals such as John Mack and Ari Emanuel.  Before launching AHAlife, Matt sourced, executed, and oversaw consumer internet investments with Technology Crossover Ventures, a $10Bn venture capital fund.  Prior to TCV, Matt began his career in the Media & Telecom Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, focusing on M&A, IPO, and debt issuances for new media and telecom companies.  Matt holds both a B.S. degree in Computer Science & Engineering and a B.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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