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Current Role:
Advisor
Self Employed
Past Role:
VPE, YouTube
Co-founder, Happy Home Co.
Former GM Platform, eBay
Architect, eBay
Dir. of Development, Half.com
VP of Development, Deja News
Expertise:
Product
Technology

Industry:
eCom & Marketplaces

Matthew Mengerink

Matthew was previously the VP of Engineering at YouTube.  He is a former Co-Founder CTO/COO at The Happy Home Company. Prior to that he was the GM Platform at eBay.

Matthew Mengerink is a charismatic, results-driven technology leader with clarity of vision, deep conviction, and broad-based technology expertise. He excels at delivering solutions, driving product innovation and motivating others to win. His portfolio is wide-ranging, spanning platform, shipping, search, catalog, payments, data integration and globalization. He is passionate, intuitive and the mentor of choice to technologists at every level.

He has a demonstrated ability to motivate teams of all sizes to deliver large scale, engaging customer experiences; consistently overcoming complex issues and challenges to achieve business objectives in highly-matrixed, fast-moving companies. He is focused, agile and resourceful; skills honed from his 20-plus years of experience driving technology functions and solutions from start-ups to complex, global Fortune 500 leaders.

Career Highlights:

• Transformed PayPal into the online payments leader by scaling its payments platform; triple-digit growth in TPV and expanding its technology team – from 50 employees to 3,500+ worldwide.

• Delivered PayPal’s Identify Product, an identity and profile innovation that provides third-party access to PayPal’s consumer identities.

• Drove the vision, strategy and launch of X.commerce, the eBay Inc. integrated technology platform connecting the developer communities of PayPal, eBay Marketplaces, eBay Enterprise and Magento – delivering tailored solutions and innovation to thriving SMB’s and emerging enterprise businesses. Merchant growth exceeding 150,000, up from 100,000 in the six months following the launch of the platform.

• Led Trinity, eBay Inc.’s corporate data system, combining data and analytics from eBay Marketplaces, eBay Enterprise and Magento; resulting in an annual revenue increase of $15 million at eBay Enterprise and a reduction in fraud of 
$5 million at PayPal.

• Member of the eBay Inc. executive leadership team, reporting directly to John Donahoe, eBay Inc.

Investments:
WIN Teams:
  • Engineering / Scaling
  • Marketplaces / eCommerce

Jeremy Schneider

Managing Director
jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. In October 2016, he was promoted to Managing Director. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.