Team

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Joshua B. Siegel

General Partner

Joshua oversees the day to day activities and operations including evaluating early stage software, technology and consumer companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies with corporate development / revenue generation, leading LP relationships, and developing Acronym's professional network. Joshua sourced and led investments into such companies as Daily Harvest, Super Coffee, Superhuman, Penny, Confiant, Easyknock, Todaytix, Easyship and Bespoke Post to name a few.     

 

Joshua has extensive experience and connections in software, technology, real estate, luxury lifestyle brands, digital media, and CPG. Previously, Joshua was the General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a top performing US VC, Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets, Manager of Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and was with the Overseas Private Investment Corp (OPIC).  

 

Joshua received his BA degree from Boston University in Economics and Business Administration and received his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Finance and Entrepreneurship in 2000. He also holds a Degree in Gastronomy from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Joshua was born and raised in New York City, attended Horace Mann, but recently moved to the Palm Beach area.

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Mat Kaliski

Principal

Mat focuses on sourcing and evaluating early stage companies, conducts diligence on potential investments and supports Acronym's portfolio companies and fund operations. Mat sourced investments in NexHealth, Maestro, Agent IQ and Marqii.

Prior to joining Acronym, Mat was a Principal at Rubicon Venture Capital and an Investment Banking Analyst in the TMT Group at Cowen, a growth-focused investment bank where he worked on financings and mergers and acquisitions for technology focused companies.

 

Mat is an active community builder in New York City, he co-leads Founders Friday NYC and started FirstGeneration VC, a passion project to help immigrant and first generation entrepreneurs build generational wealth and capabilities. 

 

Mat graduated from Boston College, cum laude, with a BS degree in Finance and a minor in International Studies for Management with a focus on Eastern Europe. While at Boston College, Mat was a three-year member of the Boston College Venture Competition executive committee where he helped to foster the entrepreneurship culture at BC.

 

Mat was born and raised in Poland and currently resides in New York City. Outside of Acronym, Mat is an avid traveler having backpacked through 43 countries (and counting) and is passionate about building resilient communities.