FOUNDING MANAGING PARTNER
Michael Marks is the Founding Managing Partner of WRVI Capital, a leading Silicon Valley based technology venture firm that focuses on investing in and scaling companies with disruptive technologies globally.
Electronic Business Magazine named Michael one of the Top Ten Most Influential Executives in Silicon Valley History and CEO of the Year for 2003.
Michael is also a co-founder of Katerra, Inc., a technology company optimizing development, design, and construction of buildings, 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 also 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. As its CEO, Michael led Flextronics as it increased annualized revenues from approximately $93 million to approximately $25 billion, while establishing operations in over 35 countries and integrating over 100 acquisitions. Electronic Business Magazine named Michael one of the Top Ten Most Influential Executives in Silicon Valley History and CEO of the Year for 2003.
Michael earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA and MA from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. He is a director of Berkeley Lights (Chairman), Bossa Nova Robotics (Chairman), The Melt, Enjoy, Maui Greens, White Rabbit, Smartfrog/Canary, and Finicast. Previously Michael was a Director of Schlumberger Limited.