Josh Lucido is the Director of Investments (NYC) for Matter Ventures. Matter is an SF & NYC-based startup accelerator and venture capital firm grounded in the principles of design thinking that supports early-stage entrepreneurs and mission-aligned media institutions building scalable ventures that make society more informed, inclusive, and empathetic. A New York City native, Josh joins Matter from Beautycon Media, a global community for content creators, where he was Director of Finance and Operations. He has a background in financial diligence, strategic negotiations, and startup operations. He has mentored entrepreneurs in the VR and entertainment/fintech spaces, and worked on business strategy with a mobile health startup in Kenya. Josh began his career in production for ABC News and the Directors Guild of America. He holds an MBA from MIT and an undergraduate degree from Vassar College.