Mr. Ilya Sukhar serves as a Partner at Matrix Partners. He also serves as Advisor at Xenon Ventures and Heavybit. He also serves as Board Member at Parabola, Fivetran and Guilded. He was a Board Member at Open Listings. Prior to joining Matrix in 2016, he worked on three startups, all of which were acquired. Most recently, he was the co-founder and CEO of Parse, a cloud platform for mobile developers that was acquired by Facebook in 2013. In addition to running Parse as a semi-independent subsidiary, Ilya led the teams responsible for all of Facebook's developer-facing products and worked on Messenger. He's an active angel investor and was a part-time partner at Y Combinator. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University. He invests across a variety of sectors but is particularly interested in products that leverage hard technical underpinnings to become indispensable to consumers or developers. He's excited to work with hackers who are building mission-driven and engineering-centric companies.