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Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Matt Ehrlichman, CEO (

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Matt Ehrlichman, CEO,

Matt is the co-founder of Porch and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Prior, Matt was Chief Strategy Officer at Active Network responsible for 85% of the P&L. Matt joined Active at the start of 2007 and helped to grow the company’s revenues from $65 million in 2006 to $420 million and a 2011 initial public offering. Before joining Active, Matt was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Thriva, which was acquired by the Active Network in March 2007 for $60 million. Matt built Thriva out of his dorm room at Stanford University where he studied and received both his Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurial engineering and Master of Science degree in management science and engineering. Matt started his first company at age 14.


6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Mike Grabham, Seattle Chapter Director

Michael is optimistic, genuine and a problem solver. He is a product guy that focuses on uses and revenue. He loves starting companies and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He has been lucky enough to start a few companies, raise capital and see the hard work payoff. Michael enjoys the experiences you must go through to get a company into a growth mode and see its first service/product create revenue. Currently he is working on an platform to help the homeless in the US, that has yet to be released to the public and is the Creative Services Director for (, a FULL service internet marketing agency. You can visit his blog at ( or follow him on twitter @grabmike
Email: | Twitter: @mike grabham

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (