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Mike Mathieu

Mike Mathieu
Chair, Front Seat

Website | @mikemathieu

Mike Mathieu is a serial entrepreneur focused on the power of technology to advance the common good. An active founder, investor, or advisor to dozens of civic, political, and for-profit tech startups, he Co-Founder and former Chair of Walk Score, a founding board member of New Media Ventures (a national network of political-tech investors), a long-time partner in Social Venture Partners (the leading venture philanthropy network), and an investor in Impact Hub Seattle, Fledge, and SVP Fast Pitch.

Prior to Front Seat, Mike was founder and CEO of All Star Directories, an INC 500-listed online marketing company serving the higher education market, and spent a decade at Microsoft where he was General Manager of He holds a BA from Harvard and lives in Seattle with his two daughters. In his spare time Mike enjoys skiing, photography and travel.


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Mike Mathieu outlines the emerging civic software movement where tech-savvy heroes leverage rapid development and improving web infrastructure to build projects and services focused on social impact. You'll come away with a new understanding of some key players in the space, as well as some specific ideas for actions you might take with your professional skills. Read more.
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