Matt Cohen

Entrepreneur, VC investor, and Rice CS alumnus Matt Cohen.

Matt Cohen is a Venture Partner at the Capital Factory Fund – the most active early stage technology venture capital fund in in Texas and the investment arm of Capital Factory, Texas’ largest startup community.  He’s also an independent consultant, focusing on technology and business strategy, product ideation and design, and practical application of machine learning.

Matt has been working with digital technology for over 30 years; Matt founded his own startup, OneSpot, and was previously Partner at G-51 Capital, an Austin-based early-stage venture capital firm.  He started his career at the Houston Chronicle after an internship he found in the Rice Engineering Alumni summer job book, where he co-founded in 1994, and registered the world’s first newspaper domain ( in 1988.

He’s is a proud Rice CS alumnus (BA, Honors Program in Computer Science, Baker ’89), and has been a judge at the Rice Business Plan Competition for nearly 15 years. He lives in Austin and visits Houston as often as he can.