Matthew Maurer

Matthew Maurer

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Jul 2010

Strategy Consulting / Business Development


Renewable Energy, Technology, Aviation, Real Estate Service Industries

-Complex Excel Modeling  

-Market/Financial Analysis, Capital Strategy

-All things Business Developmnet

Dec 2005 - Dec 2008


Armxx LLC

-Created an entrepreneurial design project for a novel protective sports fabric

-Led a cross-discipline team of students and professors from engineering, technology, and business 

-Authored a successful grant application for development capital

-Developed and field-tested prototypes.  Entire project became senior honors thesis (excerpt above)

Jan 2007 - Sep 2008

President / Managing Director

Dakota Venture Group

-Conducted all phases of the investment process, from deal sourcing to due diligence and term negotiation

-Steered the nation’s premier student-managed venture fund into a growth phase to raise invested capital by 10x

-Improved internal communication by implementing a functional social network

-Collaborated with external investment groups, reported to board of trustees

May 2007 - May 2008

Ruvelson Fellow

-Selected from a pool of applicants across eight states

-Analyzed ventures across many industries, and assisted with analysis and  due diligence

-Served as liaison between many investment groups

-Syndicated deals between groups, and quickly learned the value of clear and concise communication


Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

Bachelors of Business Administration

University of North Dakota - College of Business and Public Administration

Majored in UND's Entrepreneurship program (ranked among the top 10 Entrepreneurship programs in the United States) to develop skills in opportunity recognition and value creation, as well as to further ignite the creative mind to operate in the realm of business and innovation.  The education also focused largely on venture finance, and private equity operations from both sides of the investment table.

Also majored in UND's Marketing program to develop salesmanship capabilities and gain a deeper understanding of the real-world interactions between businesses, consumers and market forces.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

Bachelor of Arts

University of North Dakota - College of Arts and Sciences

Received a degree from the Honors Program at UND through additional credit from the Colleges of Engineering, Technology, Business, and Fine Arts.  The culmination of this degree came in the form of a Senior Honors Thesis, entitled "The Creation Feasibility and Commercialization Potential for a First-Of-Its-Kind Material in the Sports Protection Industry".  This thesis involved research findings from my own start-up company, related to a new technology application that the research anticipates will revolutionize high impact sports. 



Computer Proficiencies

Fluent in Many software suites including MS Office, Lotus, Quickbooks, etc. Experience in building computer systems from components Networking, remote access, graphic design Some programming and web development experience through HTML, Wordpress, Mobile OS Configuration,etc.


Member of the Dakota Venture Group board of trustees

Music:    songwriting, performance, recording

Sports:    ice hockey, marathon running, wakeboarding, skydiving, golf

World Travel:    visited 12 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia (including studying in China) 



Grant Writer's Certification

Grant Writer's Institute

Export Management Certification

Export Institute USA

Private Pilot Certificate