PAX Momentum offers a disciplined, profit-driven approach to launching innovative technology companies outside of Silicon Valley. We provide great founders with the investment, training, and professional network they need to launch successful companies.

Who are we?

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do and we do it with passion. Check back as we reveal the advisors and mentors for the Fall 2020 program.


Matthew Hanson

Seasoned early stage investor and entrepreneur. Principal at Blu Venture Investors. Married for 30 years and father of four sons.

PAX Momentum combines my three professional passions: Technology, Startups, and Finance. Nothing compares to the energy and creativity of early stage companies, which is why I decided to found PAX Momentum with my son, Jack Hanson.

Some of my proudest achievements include:

  • Co-founder of Segovia, a satellite communications company, acquired by Inmarsat for $110M seven years after launch
  • Leading the first round of investments in Urgent.ly, a roadside assistance startup named 6th fastest growing company in North America by Deloitte, and leading Blu Venture Investors first round of investments in NS8, a fraud prevention startup just announcing $123M in series A investments
  • Angel investor with ten successful exits and counting. I’ve enjoyed the excitement and satisfaction of helping young companies expand, innovate, create jobs, and generate wealth

Founding Team Member

Spencer Bankhead

JD/MBA Candidate at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business

Founding Team Member

Jack Hanson

Senior at the University of Maryland - College Park, Studying Environmental Science

Team Member

Elizabeth Jafek

Senior Advisor

David Wilson

Marketing Specialist

Alexa Angelus

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