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Matt Rice

Matt joined Ballast Point Ventures in 2004 and returned in 2008 following business school. He leads the firm’s healthcare investing practice.


Matt’s current board affiliations include UpLift, Careviso, PaceMate, Suncoast Skin Solutions, IRIS, Theragen, BioTissue, YPrime, and Carterra. He also serves on the St. Joseph’s Hospitals Board of Directors (Baycare Health System). Prior to joining BPV, Matt began his career in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group of Raymond James Financial where he focused primarily on the specialty pharmaceutical, drug distribution, and contract research organization sectors. He also worked in the Strategic Alliances group at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research.


Matt graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration with an MBA.