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Matt Fates
Works at Ascent Venture Partners
Attended Tuck School of Business
Lives in Boston
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Recent events have shown new thinking in IT security is mandatory:
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Rockin w Big Head Todd and the Monsters - what a night
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Observations on the venture market and why we remain excited about early stage investing:
At Ascent, we firmly believe that the early stage is the ideal time to invest in emerging enterprise IT companies. Injecting capital during that sweet-spot inflection point – after product or service development and initial customer feedback, but before the company has started to scale – can ...
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Announcing our panelists for the next B2B IT Forum:   
 From Industry 4.0 to iWatch: The Internet of Things. Sign up to attend.
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Why creativity is essential to engineering & analytics:
There's a common misconception that engineers and data scientists are “number crunchers,” and are not creative. They use the left side of their brains, as the popular opinion goes, to present stodgy, black-and-white data, trends, ideas, etc. The “creatives” reside on the other side of the ...
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Data Analytics: We’ve Come a Long Way, Yet There is So Far Still to Go
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Did I ever tell you I am a descendant of Admiral Nelson?  If you are nice, I will let you shake my hand.  ; )  

Good piece.  One of those things you need to learn from experience. 
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Weather forecasting may be the outside limit of Big Data. . .Same here.  We're getting hammered before the real snow comes down.
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Northeast US remains a major hub of IT innovation - some intriguing data:
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Cloud adoption accelerating - exciting times
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Sunrise in Central VT on Columbus Day...thank you Mother Nature
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Both actually. But none made by Apple...
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Congrats to the team at StrikeIron - some reflections on the journey together:
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Education
  • Tuck School of Business
    MBA, 2000 - 2002
  • Yale University
    BA, 1992 - 1996
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  • Ascent Venture Partners
    Partner, 2002 - present
  • Norwest Venture Partners
    Analyst, 1998 - 2000
  • Alex Brown & Sons
    Analyst, 1996 - 1998
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