Matt Laessig

Co-Founder and COO data.world

Matt is the co-founder and COO of data.world, a social network and collaboration platform for data and people who work in data. data.world is a venture-backed Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to democratize access to data and to accelerate the open data movement. Prior to data.world, Matt held multiple leadership roles at HomeAway, the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace, including as Vice President of Global Business Development and General Manager of BedandBreakfast.com. Previous to HomeAway, Matt served as Vice President of Business Development at Bazaarvoice, the global leader in social commerce solutions.

Matt is a graduate of both the Wharton Business School and the Lauder Institute of International Studies and Management. Matt is also a 7-time competitor on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, the world’s toughest obstacle course competition.

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