Short Bio

Matt Bucklin is passionate about entrepreneurial ventures and working on big problems.  He is currently the a founder and managing partner of Valley Cove Capital, a search fund launched in 2022.  Before launching the fund, he had founded multiple startups in the consumer health and consumer products industries.  In 2020 he co-founded Sense Relief Inc., an antiemetic digital therapeutics company based in Silicon Valley.  As CEO he oversaw product development, capital raising, the intellectual property strategy, and sales and partnerships.  In 2010, Matt founded The Quit Company, with what became a global best-selling consumer alternative quit smoking aid, Quit Tea.  He became a recognized thought leader in smoking cessation and was featured on CNBC, in the Huffington Post, eHealth Radio, and Whole Foods Magazine, and asked to speak at conferences and universities.  His research was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal Tobacco Use Insights in 2020.  Matt graduated from the Yale School of Management with an MBA in 2022, and a BA from Colby College in 2005.  He is currently living in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Professional Experience

2022 – Present – Valley Cove Capital

2020 – 2022 – Sense Relief Inc.

2010 – 2019 – The Quit Company, LLC

2009 – 2010 – C.E. Bucklin & Sons., Inc.

2005 – 2009 – MDRxFinancial, Inc.


MBA – Yale School of Management

BA – Colby College

NFL BioSciences

France based biotech company focused on commercializing NFL-101 a subcutaneous injection for smoking cessation.
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Cause Active

Political Advertising
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Quit Co.

Consumer Smoking Cessation
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Real Camu

Ready-To-Drink Superfood Beverage
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Sense Relief

Antiemetic Digital Therapeutics
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Valley Cove Capital

Search Fund Acquiring Private SMEs
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Professional certificates of continued education and achievements.

Favorite Quote

“I saw something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; neither is the bread to the wise, nor the wealth to the intelligent, nor the favor to the skillful. For time and chance happen to all.”

-Ecclesiastes 9:11