As the Managing Director of Extreme Startups, Marcus is obsessed with developing world-class founders and producing a VC backed tech accelerator that graduates new ventures with the potential to become global leaders. Founded MeshSquared Ventures to educate and invest in digital product startups driven to accelerate to product-market fit.
Former COO at TrendHunter.com, the world’s #1 Trendspotting website with over 1 billion views & an innovation partner to Fortune 500 brands. Past VP Operations & Product Development at Frameworks, North America’s leading retail QSR business intelligence software & eLearning company. Started up the eLearning division at AME Learning, a global business education company specializing in financial acumen training with patented interactive tools & technology. A digital native that started out by hacking together a BBS in 1989 that led him to co-found Fluid eNovations, an award winning web development agency. A former board member of the Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance, he sits on the board of directors of Youth In Motion (Canada’s Top 20 Under 20) and is a Digital Strategy curriculum developer at University of Toronto SCS.
Marcus holds an MBA from Queen’s School of Business, a BA in Psychology & Economics from McGill University and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.