Prime Impact Fund
Matthew Nordan is managing director of Prime Impact Fund, an early stage venture capital fund focused on breakthrough climate innovation. He has spent more than two decades focused on cutting-edge technologies as an investor, advisor, and analyst.
Matthew launched Prime Impact Fund after serving as co-founder and managing partner at MNL Partners, a developer of energy and environmental projects in China. He learned venture capital at Venrock, where he and his colleagues drove the firm’s investment in Nest Labs (acquired by Google), among other companies. Prior to Venrock, Matthew was president of Lux Research (acquired by Bregal Sagemount), an advisory services firm for science-driven innovation that he co-founded in 2004. Earlier, Matthew held a variety of senior management roles at emerging technology advisor Forrester Research in the United States and Europe.
Matthew also co-founded and serves on the board of Prime Coalition, Prime Impact Fund’s nonprofit parent organization. He has testified before Congress on emerging technology issues, and was a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies. Matthew serves on the boards of a variety of startup companies and other organizations, including Leading Edge Equipment Technologies, MicroByre, Via Separations, Lilac Solutions, Sense Labs, Quidnet Energy, and Greentown Labs. He graduated from Yale, where he conducted cognitive neuroscience research on emotion and memory.