I'm an active investor in the mobile and video space and sit on the board of several cutting edge technology companies in this area. I like to provide support through market analysis, pricing and positioning and general strategy and make it a point to focus on supporting my investments rather then promoting myself. I do investments in startups as a full time commitment.
Founder CEO of @isocket (acq by $RUBI '14). Raised $17M. Awarded one of top US entrepreneurs under 30. Worldwide startup mentor / speaker.
I give Marcus my highest recommendation. Not only is Marcus an investor in our first two funds, but he's a member of our Fund II Advisory Board. He's also one of our more active mentors, and the feedback from our portfolio companies has always been the same--HE'S GREAT! I love working with Marcus, and I look forward to co-investing with him in the future.
Marcus is a fantastic early-stage investor. He's sharp, personable, and has a knack for consumer and mobile products. He is very hands-on and invests a lot of his time and energy on the founders yet gives us enough space and freedom to explore opportunities on our own. He also has a strong professional network in the valley and Japan, and has never hesitated to make the right intros when needed. I've really enjoyed and appreciated Marcus and Andy's involvement in our early-stage growth over the past 2+years. 5 stars!!
Co-founder (Product) of @PicCollage. PhD (Econ) Cornell. Worked at the Pentagon and at startups in both the US and Asia.
Marcus is a sincere, understanding, smart, level-headed, hard-working, fair, attentive person and he brings all those characteristics to bear as he passionately focuses on helping entrepreneurs, start-ups, and the entrepreneurship ecosystem thrive.
Founder @Retailigence, Founder Real-Time Tech Asia, CEO: ExecutiveSuite (NASDAQ CDC Software subsidiary), Co-Founder: Adexa Asia (SCM Software), Exec MBA
One of my favorite folks not only as an investor but as a person.
Marcus is bright.... very bright… He’s not afraid to speak his mind when it matters/helps but lets you run your business just the same, and no matter what's on the table he'll stick by his word and do the stand-up thing every time.