PayPal's Stalder Joins Matrix

Dana Stalder has joined Matrix Partners as a general partner based in the firm's Menlo Park, Calif. office. He previously was a senior vice president with PayPal.



Matrix Partners, a premiere venture capital firm that invests in promising young technology companies, today announced a new addition to its Silicon Valley office, located on Sand Hill Rd. in Menlo Park, CA. Dana Stalder, Senior Vice President at leading Internet payment service PayPal, will join the firm as a general partner.


In his new role at Matrix Partners, Stalder will focus on identifying, investing in and supporting innovative Internet, software and other technology companies.


“We are thrilled to have Dana join our West coast team,” says Andy Verhalen, General Partner at Matrix Partners and head of the firm's Silicon Valley office. “Dana brings with him boundless energy and a deep enthusiasm for consumer technologies and experiences. He has considerable management experience, as well as a proven ability to help turn a great idea into a market leading company.”


“I am honored to join Matrix Partners,” says Stalder. “The firm has consistently delivered exceptional returns to its investors and maintains a strong commitment to its entrepreneurs. The partners are selective when they make investments and remain deeply involved with the companies they support