Welcome to my corner. My name is Eric Mattson. I'm a Seattle-based entrepreneur.

You can read more about me below and sign up to follow my blog, Twitter and Flickr feeds if you're interested.

Please feel free to connect with me via LinkedIn (professional contacts), Facebook (personal contacts) and directly.

Recently

Previously, I shared my research on social media usage by the Inc. 500 and college admissions departments. Today, the third piece of that series, non-profit data, went live. Using a similar methodology to the first two studies, we surveyed the 200 largest charities in the US (as defined by Forbes magazine... Read Full Post

Recent Photos on Flickr

@EricMattson on Twitter

Learn

I love to learn and try new things. I'm constantly reading, traveling, studying and exploring the world.

Currently, I'm devoting a lot of effort to learning Spanish. And continuing my scholarly studies of social media in partnership with Professor Nora Barnes of UMassD. 

Play

I like to balance working too much with athletic pursuits. After a dozen years of playing ultimate frisbee at the highest levels, I retired after 2008 and am looking to move back into competitive long-distance running in 2010.

And also explore my old passion for skiing and my new passion for surfing. 

Serve

I believe that service to others is an essential element of a good life.

At the moment, my service takes the primary form of being part of the Social Venture Partners, an innovative VC-like philanthropic organization in Seattle.

Work

I'm the CEO of a boutique Seattle-based research firm that focuses on the future of financial technology (e.g. using your cell phone to buy something).

We publish research reports, run conferences and write a popular blog. I love being an entrepreneur.