Matthew Kropp is the CEO of FR8 Revolution Inc. Matt spent the first 10 years of his career building digital businesses in Internet 1.0. He sold his first company to USWeb/CKS and rode the full cycle of the first internet boom and bust. He then co-founded TransplantConnect which is now the dominant EMR platform for organ donation, managing data for 70% of all organs donated in the US.
In his next ten years, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group where he focused on the Trucking and Technology sectors and increasingly on the intersection of the two.
He has now paired his original passion for building internet businesses with his deep trucking industry experience to found FR8Star.com, the leading marketplace for flatbed truck freight.
"The UCLA community brought such a breadth of opportunity to me right from the start," said Matt.
"From the support I received from the engineering faculty, to the experience I got running the UCLA Jazz and Reggae Festival, to the opportunities I found building businesses in the Los Angeles area, I would not be where I am today without UCLA."
Matt got his start with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA and later got his MBA from Wharton.
"UCLA Ventures is a tremendous way to give back and help the next generation of entrepreneurs coming out of our great school."
Matt's interests include backcountry skiing, mountain biking, volunteering with the Boy Scouts and performing science experiments with his two boys, including launching a GoPro to the edge of space.