Matthew Kee, manager, Tundra Angels
A former startup founder turned investor, Matthew Kee understands the barriers to startup progress. Extremely founder-focused, Kee collaborates with founders so that every interaction is a step towards progress – whether it be in discovering a key insight, narrowing in on the market problem, or in making a strategic connection.
Kee previously was the co-founder and CEO of UpperRoom Technology, a capital markets tech startup in the fixed-income industry. UpperRoom took an idea, did extensive customer discovery and built out a patent-pending algorithm and web product. In 2017, UpperRoom went through the Wisconsin-based accelerator, gBeta, and in 2018, raised venture capital from FIS, a Fortune 500 corporation and the largest financial technology company in the world.
Prior to being a startup founder, Kee was a bilingual Spanish/English relationship banker at JP Morgan Chase where he attained his Series 6 and Series 63 FINRA investment licenses and advised high net worth clients on investment products.
Kee has a bachelor of science degree in international business and Spanish from Olivet Nazarene University and a master’s of business administration and master’s of science in entrepreneurship & innovation from Indiana University.