Congrats to our co-founder R. Matt Villarreal on being honored in the inaugural class of Forbes 1000 with Square! #Next1000
Thanks to judges & support:
Jean Case, Ciara, Ayesha Curry, Carla Harris, Mellody Hobson, Reid Hoffman, Aileen Lee, Alex Rodriguez, Sheryl Sandberg, Lilly Singh, Russell Wilson
1863 Ventures, The Case Foundation, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Morgan Stanley, Public Private Strategies, Techstars, Ureeka, WheelsUp.
Matt's Inspirational Story:
Villarreal, a Mexican-American who grew up in a low-income single-parent household in Garland, Texas, fell in love with car racing in college. While racing during his senior year in 2010, he became inspired to find the holy grail of gas storage and cofounded Infinite Composites Technologies (formerly CleanNG) with Michael Tate with $500 from a student loan. With $4.2 million in funding, his pressure vessels are integrated into satellites, lunar landers and rockets.
See the full list at: https://www.forbes.com/next1000/