Matt Thomas

About Matt Thomas

Education, Bootstrapping

Matt is an Entrepreneur, EdTech Advocate and Bootstrap Evangelist.

Co-founder of AcademicWorks, which enables colleges, universities, and foundations to efficiently manage their scholarship processes while engaging and recognizing donors. AcademicWorks has been recognized as one of Austin Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies, one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work for Women, Fortune’s Best Small Tech Company in the nation, and most recently listed on the Inc. 5000.

AcademicWorks was acquired by Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) in April 2017.

Focused on advising and mentoring new entrepreneurs and young companies with a particular passion for #SaaS and #EdTech leaning companies.

Specialties: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Bootstrapping Startups, Product Management, New Product Research & Development, Education Technology, Higher Education & Community Foundation Financial Aid Processes, Technical Sales, Public Sector & Higher Education HR process development & management.