My name is Matt Blumberg. I am a technology entrepreneur and business builder based in New York City working on “what’s next”!

I started a company called Return Path ( back in 1999, which we sold in 2019.   We created a business that was the global market leader in email intelligence, analyzing more data about email than anyone else in the world and producing applications that solve real business problems for end users, commercial senders, and mailbox providers.  In the end, we served over 4,000 clients with about 450 employees and 12 offices in 7 countries.  We also built a wonderful company with a signature People First Culture that won a number of awards over the years, including Fortune Magazine’s #2 best mid-sized place to work in 2012.

Before that, I ran marketing and online services for MovieFone/777-FILM (, now a division of AOL. Before that — I was in venture capital at General Atlantic Partners (, and before that, a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting ( And I went to Princeton before that.

I have been married for 19 years to Mariquita, who is, as I tell her all the time, one of the all-time great wives. We have three great kids, Casey, Wilson, and Elyse who are 12, 11, and 10 (as of 2019).

I have lots of other hobbies and interests, like coaching my kids’ baseball and softball teams; traveling and seeing different corners of the world; reading all sorts of books, particularly about business, American history, art & architecture, natural sciences (for laymen!), and anything funny; cooking and wishing I lived in a place where I could grill outdoors; drinking and appreciating wine (Mariquita is a sommelier); playing golf; lumbering my way through the very occasional marathon, eating cheap Mexican food; and playing around with new technology.

IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS BLOG IS ALL ABOUT, read my first two postings: You’re Only a First Time CEO Once, and Oh, and About That Picture.