Managing Director, IDEO CoLab
I’m passionate about building new ventures and applying design to emerging technologies. A business designer by discipline, I enjoy tackling system-level design challenges, like how we’ll create the future of food, wellness, or financial health. Through IDEO CoLab, we bring together like-minded organizations to solve these challenges together.
What you won’t learn from my bio:
I’m equal parts computer science nerd, beer nerd, carpentry nerd, and dad nerd. I’d prefer an outside walking meeting to an indoor sitting meeting, even in a blizzard.
Matt Weiss is Managing Director at IDEO CoLab, a shared R&D network that explores how emerging technology will reshape society’s systems. As a technologist turned designer, Matt loves combining those worlds to take on system-level design challenges like how blockchains will affect our health system or how the Internet of Things will affect our food system.
Prior to co-founding the CoLab, Matt spent several years in IDEO’s consulting business working across industries. Matt spent much of his early career in or around financial services—an industry into which he is deeply passionate about infusing human centeredness. He helped to launch the peer-to-peer lending movement in the U.S. at CircleLending and led several efforts at Fidelity to make the online experience more useful. Matt also co-founded Boston Logic, an ongoing real estate software firm.
Matt holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BS in Computer Science and Economics from Tufts University. Outside of the office, you’ll find Matt on his bike, behind a camera, trying local beers or brewing his own.