A talent for growing relationships - with entrepreneurs, with investors and with partners in dozens of sectors across the country - is one of the strengths that Marc Weiser brings to the table at RPM, along with significant experience in helping startups teams build their strategies to navigate through periods of growth. Marc started his career early in the dot-com era in what today we know as Fintech, and is a multi-time founder. He has served on the Board of Directors of over 20 startups and has been investing in the Fintech and Transportation sectors for over 20 years.
Portfolio Company Connections
Marc currently sits on the boards of the following RPM companies: Haul, Biproxi, BountyJobs, Findigs, and Mobi. Previous investments include: Applimation (acquired by Informatica), OpenLane (acquired by KAR Auction Services), Automatic (acquired by Sirius XM), Carlypso (acquired by Carvana), Homepoint Capital (NASDAQ: HMPT), R4 Global Services (acquired by Verisign), RiverGlass (acquired by Allen Systems), TetraVitae (acquired by Eastman Chemical), and Xtime (acquired by Cox Automotive Group).
Prior To RPM
Before co-founding RPM, Marc co-founded QuantumShift, a provider of web-based business-to-business technology and services focused on corporate telecommunications needs; he then led the company through multiple rounds of financing. Marc was also one of the first employees at MessageMedia (NASDAQ: FVHI, acquired by DoubleClick), where he pioneered some of the original methods for e-commerce transactions and helped launch the first internet merchants.
A Bit More About Marc
In addition to his board roles for RPM, Marc is Chair of McKinley, Inc., one of the largest private real estate companies in the United States and is a member of the National Advisory Council Science Committee for NASA. Previously, Marc was a founding member of the board of the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) and an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan, where he was also on the board of the Wolverine Venture Fund. Marc also served on the Board of Trustees of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the James Beard Foundation. Additionally, he and his wife led the creation of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan, which provides national leadership and a path to a cure for those who suffer from food allergies.
Marc graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, where he also earned an MBA with highest honors. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife, daughter, and son.
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