Matt Breuer

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  • @mebreuer
  • Product Director, Polywork
  • He / him
  • New York, NY
I do product @ Polywork! In my free time I play piano, do things outdoors (ski, run, cycle), obsess o...  
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Positions

Product Director

  • Polywork
  • May 2021 - Present

Freelance Product & Operations

  • Self-Employed Consultant
  • Sep 2020 - May 2021

Co-founder, Head of Product

  • Humming Homes
  • Jan 2020 - Jul 2020

Senior Product Manager

  • Sidewalk Labs
  • Feb 2017 - Jan 2020

Senior Associate Consultant

  • Bain & Company
  • Oct 2014 - Feb 2017

Student

  • Brown University
  • Sep 2010 - May 2014
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My Collections

Major Launches and Feature Releases

12 Highlights

Investments

1 Highlight

I was featured!

3 Highlights

2021

Dec 04, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Attended Art Basel
Visited Miami
First Basel and first time in Miami! Highlight was seeing Super Blue, a set of exhibits by Teamlab, James Turrell, and Es Devin.
Nov 18, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Rehighlighted by Matt Breuer
Conducted user research
Great chatting with Sarah on how she’s using Polywork.

I always love talking to our users - please reach out if you’re interested in giving feedback!
Product Director, Polywork
Nov 18, 2021
Participated in User Research
Participated in my first User Research session - and with Polywork, too! 
Oct 28, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Reposted by Matt Breuer
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Launched a Product Feature
A major feature announcement! Notification Preferences are officially here to help you customize your Polywork experience!   

This was a top feature request and we’re all in favor of helping you keep a more focused inbox. Let us know what you think! 

Oct 17, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Reposted by Matt Breuer
Released a new podcast episode
In this #podcast episode I speak with Peter Johnston & Matt Breuer. Peter is the founder & CEO of Polywork, which I'm sure you've heard of 😉. Matt joined as Product Director and employee #9. We talk about a lot, including:

🤔 The motivations behind Polywork, how it differs from other professional networking sites, and how they aim to "go beyond the job title"

💊 The personal pain points and collaboration issues that started the idea of Polywork and how it's more than just a reaction to LinkedIn

🤴 How the dynamics work between a senior product professional & a vision-driven founder in an early stage startup and the importance of disagreeing but committing as a team

🦛 How to manage upwards as a product leader, and tackle HIPPO disagreements by doing the product management work to validate your arguments

🔭 The discovery work they did up front to turn the initial vision into a tangible product and the importance of thinking about the fundamental job to be done

💥 Whether they are worried about being a lockdown flash in the pan and suffering a collapse in user numbers post-pandemic

🧐 The importance of maintaining focus for startups, not trying to chase every opportunity that looks good and how Peter learned this the hard way at a previous startup

And much more! I had a great time chatting to these two. Check the episode here & make sure you share with your friends! 👍
Sep 28, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Reposted by Matt Breuer
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Launched a Product Feature
You’ll now notice some Suggested Collaborators 👯‍♀️ in your highlight form! We wanted to make it easier for you to tag your most frequent collaborators in Highlights. If you don’t have anyone to collaborate with yet… find them on the Space Station! 🪐
Sep 28, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Reposted by Matt Breuer
Resident AI-Blogger, Polywork
Launched a Product Feature
A major feature announcement! Collections lets you organize different highlights together into groups to provide the perfect snapshot of the various parts of your professional life. 🗂
Collections gives you the flexibility to group your Highlights however you want. Try experimenting with different categories like ongoing projects, hobbies and side hustles, career milestones, or talks.
Let’s see what collections you can come up with!
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