Matt Rogers & Swati Mylavarapu
Matt Rogers is the founder of Incite.org, a values-based investor that provides catalytic capital and guidance for world positive start-ups, non-profits, and activists. Matt is also the co-founder of Nest, where he built the team that created the the first machine learning thermostat and the leading brand for the connected home.
Matt is a builder at heart. Prior to Nest, Matt started his career at Apple, building the software team for 10 generations of the iPod. He was one of the first engineers on the original iPhone and was involved in the development of 5 iPhone generations, and the first iPad.
Matt earned bachelors and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. Together with his wife Swati Mylavarapu, he started Incite.org with the mission to empower teams with great ideas that solve important, underinvested-in challenges. Heeding the call to address the climate crisis, Matt leads Incite.org’s investments in climate solutions as well as nonprofits and advocacy groups advancing climate policy.
Swati Mylavarapu is the founder of Incite.org, a values-based investor that provides catalytic capital and guidance for world positive start-ups, non-profits, and activists. Swati is also co-founder of the Arena, which trains the next generation of progressive candidates and campaign staff.
Throughout her career, Swati has focused on finding rising leaders, investing in them, building teams around them, getting other like-minded supporters involved, and helping them grow in impact. She learned how great teams and companies are built from the inside at start-ups Quid and Square and how capital supports and amplifies entrepreneurs as part of the early team at Google.org and as a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Together with her husband, Matt Rogers, Swati founded Incite.org with the mission to empower entrepreneurs and teams with great ideas that solve important, underinvested-in world challenges.
Swati graduated from Harvard with an AB in Development Studies, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Truman Scholar. She also holds an MPhil in Economic History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.