Our Team

Matthew Silver, PhD | Founder and CEO

Matthew Silver, PhD

Matthew Silver has sixteen years of experience in engineering design, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. As Founder and CEO of Cambrian Innovation, he has played a key role in developing and scaling the underlying technology, building the team, fund-raising, and successfully penetrating commercial markets.

Prior to founding Cambrian Innovation, Matt worked for ten years in the aerospace sector. He is co-inventor on several awarded patents, author of over 25 research and conference publications, and testified before the United States Senate on early stage innovation in 2011. Matt was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer in 2015, and was a founding board member of the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN).

Matt received a Doctorate in Engineering Systems and two Master’s (Astronautical Engineering and Technology and Policy) from MIT. He has a Bachelor’s from Williams College, cum laude.