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December 5 - 7, 2021
Monarch Beach ResortDana Point, CA

Giselle Melo
Founder and General Partner at Matr Ventures


The VC system is methodically designed to result in a particular outcome. Understanding the industry as it exists today, Giselle is committed to educating underestimated founders to grasp the rules of the game while simultaneously creating new structures to tip the scales in their favor.
Matr will invest up to $1 million in underestimated founders - and return above-market gains to its LPs (investors). Giselle is the Founder and General Partner at Matr Ventures, where venture capital is done differently.  Based on the philosophy that networks and cultures with shared interests drive technology and innovation - Matr is a digital (soon to be AI-enabled) VC structure, proving that it takes a modern approach to win all costs.
Infatuated with market systems and how money moves, Giselle has more than 15 years of success in wealth management, investment banking, and technology.  She is highly sought after for her expertise in building complex technologies and buying and selling companies, enabling her to provide unique insight into building assets of value. As former Partner and the Head of Investment Banking for Toren & Associates, between 2017-2021, she facilitated buy and sell transactions for money managers, banks, wealth management firms, and family offices, completing transactions totaling over $5 billion in assets under management. From her work, she became known as "the girl who moves money."
She is also the co-founder and CEO of NicheeStudio, a software development corporation.  Leading a team of over 20 software developers, the company builds web-based applications, machine learning systems, enterprise software, and mobile experiences for venture-backed companies.
She believes technology is a powerful equalizer for underestimated communities to build generational wealth. With a passion for connecting with investors and advisors ready to propel like-minded founders to success, she is excited to create solutions to drive economic empowerment for Black, Indigenous, and POC communities.

Agenda Sessions

  • Networking lunch and Roundtable discussions

  • Best in class emerging managers – the story of our success