Matthew Ball is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo, which operates an early stage venture fund, as well as a corporate and venture advisory arm. EpyllionCo’s portfolio includes Genvid Technologies, The Athletic, Dapper Labs, Antenna, Subspace, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Parrot Analytics, Pushkin Industries, Blaseball, Headspace, Mirror.XYZ, One More Multiverse, and many other unannounced companies. In addition, Matthew is a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, the world’s largest gaming venture fund by AUM, and a co-founder of Ball Metaverse Research Partners, which creates and maintains the index behind the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, which can be found on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: $META). Matthew is also an “Occasional Contributor” to The Economist. From 2016-2018, Matthew served as the global Head of Strategy for Amazon Studios, and prior to that was a Director at The Chernin Group's Otter Media, a digital media investment company founded by long-time Newscorp COO and 20th Century Fox CEO Peter Chernin, and an Executive at Accenture Strategy. In the 2000s, he was a full-time forest fire fighter as part of Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources, and issued boating licenses on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard. Matthew holds bylines at New York Times, The Economist, and Bloomberg, and has been covered by those publications, as well as The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Vice, The Verge, CNN, CNBC, Financial Times, BBC, Globe and Mail, and others.