We Are Matter
We’re building the best next-generation app for professionals, teams and organizations to empower growth and personal betterment on their skills.
We launched Matter under the premise, that everyone is deserving of feedback:
- Young professionals who change jobs frequently
- Ambitious professionals at large companies with big dreams
- Freelancers without a team/boss
- Designers who value the opinions of others
- Engineers who want to be CTOs
- Product managers who want to be engineers/designers
- Recruiters who want to be VPs of human resources
Thousands join our community
Thousands of skills rated 👍
But why Matter?
Matter comes from the realization that our personal aspirations, goals and our skills all matter. They make up the pieces that make us brilliant. In many ways we are the sum of all of our experiences, equally the sum of every single atom that composes our bodies. Matter starts with our core skills, abilities and our best qualities. On the premise that they matter. You matter!
Our mission is to change the whole way you approach getting feedback. Our mission is to put YOU in control.
There is much we have learned about achieving work life balance. Taking care of ourselves and those around us is paramount. We foster an open and positive outlook on mental health as well as physical health.
We believe in creating a space and atmosphere that is open and inclusive. We choose to “Lead with empathy”. We seek to understand, first and aspire to create an environment that enables us to continually learn and grow.
We will work hard to deliver on our promises as a team. To our customers and ourselves. We will make mistakes, we are human after all. When we do make mistakes, we intend to own up to them and do right by them.
We will always put our customers first. We value the “gut of the team” over the “gut of the individual” and validate our decisions through data, experiences and our failures.
Growth-minded professionals need quality feedback to reach their career goals.
At Intuit I was leading an entirely distributed team with daily group video chats. My manager gave me the feedback that my facial expressions were making them feel as if I thought they were stupid. I was totally unaware of non-verbal communication being a “thing” and I felt awful. After correcting the behavior, those team members are now some of my closest friends and colleagues.
There have been many times in my career when candid, actionable feedback would have made a bad situation better, or a good situation more awesome. When I started as a manager, I received feedback that my enthusiasm during conversation steamrolls over other people. Receiving ongoing feedback on this has made me a much better listener, and in turn more effective in my work.
While engaging in the art of communication, I find myself committing a million micro-failures every single day. I am finally aware of both my strengths and weaknesses thanks to the brutally honest feedback I have received. Realizing where I could improve was the first step in becoming a better version of myself. Feedback is just the right tool for that.
Some of the best feedback I received was “you don’t have to do your work alone.” I was an individual contributor working on a large cross-team initiative. I failed, and we decided to stop working on it. I later learned that when someone asks you to do something, it doesn’t mean they are looking for you to be the sole contributor. Ask for their help.
As a volunteer and organizer for a mentorship nonprofit, I know first-hand the lasting impact that a growth mindset can have on the lives of our scholars — many of whom are first-generation college students. Helping our students embrace a growth mindset and proactively seek amazing feedback to grow as individuals (and future leaders) has been incredibly rewarding.