Michael Marks

Founding Managing Partner

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  • Prior Experience

    For 40 years, Michael Marks has successfully led and transformed technology companies. He is a founding managing partner at WRVI Capital, where he co-leads the firm. Michael is also a co-founder of Katerra, Inc., a construction technology company, and was its chairman and CEO from 2015 to 2020. Previously, from 2007 to 2019, he was a founding partner at Riverwood Capital Management, a private equity fund specializing in rapidly growing private companies in North America and emerging markets. He was a partner and senior advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) in 2006 and 2007. Before KKR, he spent 13 years as Chairman and CEO of Flextronics International Ltd. and built the company into one of the largest technology companies in the world.

    Boards

    • Berkeley Lights

    • Bossa Nova Robotics

    • Boom Technology

    • Canary Connect

    • White Rabbit

    • The Melt

    • Finicast

    • Enjoy

    Education

    • MBA, Harvard University

    • BA and MA, Oberlin College

    Focus Areas

    AI / MLAutomotiveConstructionTechConsumer ElectronicsData CenterEnterprise SoftwareIoTRealTechRetailTechRoboticsSecuritySemiconductorsLife Sciences

  • Michael’s Perspectives

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  • The entrepreneur has to be a true believer. You look at these great, successful companies that have been built in the world…they start them because they’re on a mission. I always begin there. If people are not passionate, it never works.

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