Matt Oguz is a second-generation family member and chief investment officer at the Iris Family Office, overseeing venture investments and IPO book participation. Investing into early and late-stage companies in Silicon Valley, his portfolio of investments span multiple unicorns and exits, most notably with Appetas (acquired by Google), Lemonade (IPO), Lyft (IPO), and 23andMe (SPAC IPO). His direct investments include ThoughtSpot, Dataminr, Fetch Rewards, Eat Just, Plenty, Ripple, Circle, and others. Iris is a frequent participant in institutional IPO books on the IPO front under Oguz’s leadership. Oguz is best known for his thoughts on decision theory and quant-driven venture investing. He is a frequent speaker at leading events and conferences worldwide. He enjoys moderating and discussing themes of tech investing for family offices and building deal flow. He’s been covered and quoted in top-tier media outlets, including the WSJ, Forbes, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Oguz is a columnist for TechCrunch. Oguz’s education background spans GSU (MBA), Bogazici University (BS CE), and Oxford University (English). Oguz and his family live in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Iris is Turkish-Croatian-American family office with its main office in San Francisco, CA. The roots of the family are in healthcare and automotive in its prior generation. In its current generation the family emerges as a pure investor. Building on numerous exit events over the last decade, the family focuses mainly on allocations into alternative assets, and primarily to growth-stage tech companies.