Matthew Hartman is a partner at betaworks ventures, based in New York City. Matt started his career building the technology platform for Trammell Crow Company (acquired by CBRE) before joining Hot Potato (acquired by Facebook). He co-founded ReferBoost, a profitable b2b company in the real estate and social media space. Matt studied Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on computational cognition and holds an MBA and Masters of Engineering Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern. He is inventor of a patent 8189781, which helps obfuscate images from unwanted download.