Matthew J. Safaii
Matthew is the founder of Arrowroot Capital.
He is also the Managing Partner, member of its investment committee, and CEO of Arrowroot Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Arrowroot Capital. His primary responsibilities include overseeing Arrowroot Capital, investment professionals and the Strategic Resources Group, as well as qualifying deals, conducting due diligence, executing transactions, and monitoring portfolio companies.
Matthew has worked at several private equity firms in the US and Europe. He is also an entrepreneur. His deal and board experience is concentrated in growth equity investments, but also has experience in leveraged buyouts and restructuring. Before founding Arrowroot Capital, Matthew was a Managing Director and Head of the Acquisitions Team at Actua Corp. While at Actua, Matthew was a lead or active investor and board member of several companies including MSDSonline, Parchment, Instamed, and InvestorForce. He was also an investment committee member of Rittenhouse Ventures, an early stage VC based in Philadelphia. Prior to Actua, Matthew worked in the technology group at TA Associates in the Boston and London offices. During his tenure, Matthew was an active investor, including board meeting attendance with: Creditex, Smartstream Technologies and OpenLink Financial. Prior to TA Associates, Matthew worked at Platinum Equity in Los Angeles, where he was involved with Platinum’s investment in Broadspire Services. Matthew was also the co-founder of Quewey, a digital media company based in Philadelphia. Matthew was awarded “Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors” in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and was also awarded “Top 25 Software Investor” for 2020.
Matthew currently sits on the board of MedNet, Cygilant, Zift Solutions, HammerTech, Hookit, BryterCX, and SnapLogic.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
Boston College, Carroll School of Management, Finance and Marketing, B.S.