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I’m into how humans learn.

  • I founded 4.0, a community of 1,500 founders helping 9M+ learners.
  • I coach founders on my own and at TechStars.

I’m into electrification.

I’m hanging out where the two meet.

  • I’m an active angel investor; here’s my thesis.
  • I help people learn how go electric faster.
  • I write about education + electrification here.
  • MBA, Northwestern University/Kellogg: Decision Sciences, Education Mgmt
  • BA, Duke University: math, Spanish Language
  • Racial Equity Institute, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Fuller Moto Welding Essentials, Center for Restorative Approaches, On Deck Climate Tech Fellowship

Biz New Orleans on My Next Electric

The Vintagent on Converting Bikes

A short on what NASA can teach us about schools

Forbes on Rooted School

Tom Vander Ark Pod on 4.0 and The Future of School

Leadership for Educational Equity Pod on Lessons at 4.0

The 74 on investing in entrepreneurs

Pecha Kucha Talk on motorcycles

More Writing/Video

  • B2U Energy Storage Solutions: B2U runs the largest 2nd-life EV battery power plant in the US.
  • Flux Hybrids: Led by Micah Ulrich, Flux adds electric drivetrains to lightweight trucks.
  • Edge Energy: Greg York’s team is keeping EVs near the edge of the grid charged.
  • Accelerate Wind: Erika Boeing’s pairing existing roof-top solar with wind power captured at the edge of the roof.
  • NeoCharge: Spencer Harrison’s built a smart 240V splitter and software to help EV drivers save money charging at home.
  • Channing Copper: Charlie is the first ever energy storage equipped induction range.
  • Aptera Motors: Aptera is a Solar Electric Vehicle that requires no charging for most daily use.
third person bio

Matt Candler has been scaling companies and coaching people who lead them for 25 years. In 2010, he launched an organization called 4.0 to help entrepreneurs build better learning spaces and tools. More than 1,500 4.0 alumni now serve millions of families across the US.

Matt’s been into electrification for 17 years.  He started building electric motorcycles in 2006, mostly as a scheme to justify buying new tools; his bikes have been on TV shows like Ride with Norman Reedus and  in books on the future of transport like The Current. In 2019, he began serving as an an advisor to B2U Storage Solutions, operator of the largest second-life electric car battery power plant in the USA. In 2021, he helped start one of the largest micro-grid projects in the US, Together New Orleans’ Community Lighthouse, where 85 houses of faith and non-profits will be equipped with solar and energy storage. Matt helps people switch to electric vehicles and appliances at My Next Electric.


Why focus on fun?

In the first season of his off-season travel show, The Ride, Walking Dead star Norman Reedus took a ride on one of my electric motorcycles. He said:

It's the trippiest thing you've ever felt. It's kind of like a magic carpet ride. You just get on it and it floats.


Watch the clip

Yes, electrifying will be complicated, painful and messy. But we've got to find a new way to fuel our world, and I think we can have fun doing it.