Portrait by Hoyoung Lee.

Born and raised in London, England, Matt Alexander currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

Educated at Southern Methodist University, Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) in English Literature. He also pursued studies in History, Computer Science (Honors), Politics, and Law.

Following his graduation in May 2010, Matt dabbled in the corporate world at Southwest Airlines. In November 2011, in his spare time, he began producing this weblog, OneThirtySeven — an outlet for his fascination with technology, design, and the written word. He was no stranger to this form of writing, having produced GCDemos.com between 2001 and 2004 — a weblog with a readership of 1.5 million unique visitors per month.

In April 2012, catalyzed by the growing popularity of OneThirtySeven, Matt left Southwest Airlines and launched a boutique consultancy firm, Construct. Whilst there, he worked with the likes of Uber, American Express, and Ernst & Young.

During this period, Matt became a member of WELD, a creative community within Dallas' Design District.

Today, Matt Alexander is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Need, a refined retailer and monthly lifestyle magazine for men. Need launched in November 2013.

Outside of Need, Matt is the former host of Bionic on 5by5, an absurdist podcast between himself and Myke Hurley, and author of this weblog — a member of the largely-defunct Read & Trust Network.

Amongst many other outlets, Matt's writing and insight has been cited by CNN, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, NBC, and PBS. He also sporadically produces columns for a number of lifestyle magazines in the U.S. and Europe.