Matei founded System2 on the belief that fundamental investing will be augmented by data-driven technology.

He previously played a leading role in the data initiative of a large global hedge fund. There, he sourced alternative data from hundreds of vendors and performed research studies across numerous sectors ranging from retail to energy to real estate.

Matei holds an M.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University and B.A.s in Psychology, Mathematics, Government, and Economics from Cornell University.