Matt Espinoza āœ¦@mattespoz
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šŸ‘‹ Hey, I'm Matt.

Welcome to my corner of the internet...

Iā€™m an engineer building a portfolio of next-gen software companies used by millions.

TL;DR: I'm a 22 y/o whose first startup was acquired by a $50m company. Now, I'm building Halation, a holdCo for building & buying internet companies. I also write life updates šŸ‘‡

Press: Forbes (2), Yahoo, Bloomberg, Major League Hacking, Crypto Briefing, Venture Talks, CUTC

Early on, I learned a crucial lesson ā€“

Building side projects leads to unparalleled avenues of opportunity.

During my first year of University, I built Agora Labs ā€” a platform that pioneered the way for anyone to create their own currency and reward early adopters.

Within weeks of launching, we reached a market cap of over $500K USD. We later raised hundreds of thousands from investors including the DeSo Octane Fund, ZFellows, Envision Accelerator, and Harmony Protocol amongst others. Almost exactly a year later, on October 2022, Agora Labs was acquired by Talent Protocol and integrated with their 300K+ userbase.

Through this journey, I found a sense of belonging by immersing myself in various tech communities where I met some of my current closest friends. Prominent among these communities were Buildergroop, 1517, Socratica, Neo, and Inner Circle.

As of recently, I spent 10-weeks in NYC, being 1 of the 13 hackers selected as part of the hackNY fellowship. Now, back in Canada, I'm gearing up to wrap up my final two semesters of university before I return to the US to embark full-time on my next venture.

You can find me at @mattespoz on the rest of the internet.


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Agora Labs (acq.)

Token-gate and reward early supporters

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