Managing Director, RPM Ventures
Marc Weiser is Managing Director of RPM Ventures, a Midwest and Silicon Valley-based seed and early stage venture firm focused on B2B & B2B2C internet and mobile startups, with $200M in assets under management. For RPM, Weiser specializes in investing in Automotive, Mobility, and Transportation startups. Over the last 15 years he has served on over 20 boards of directors and currently sits on the boards of: BountyJobs, the leading contingency recruiting marketplace; Polysync, a cloud based platform & operating system for the development of autonomous vehicles; and a stealth company that provides insurance for adaptive and autonomous features in vehicles.
Previous investments include: Applimation (acquired by Informatica – NASDAQ:INFA), OpenLane (acquired by KAR Auction Services– NYSE: KAR), Automatic (acquired by Sirius XM– NASDAQ: SIRI) R4 Global Services (acquired by Verisign – NASDAQ:VRSN), RiverGlass (acquired by Allen Systems), TetraVitae (acquired by Eastman Chemical – NYSE:EMN), and Xtime (acquired by Cox Automotive Group).
Early Stage DNA. Prior to joining RPM, Weiser was an Internet and software entrepreneur. He co-founded QuantumShift, a provider of web-based business-to-business technology and services focused on corporate telecommunications needs. He led product and engineering at Quantum Shift through multiple rounds of financing. Weiser was one of the first employees at MessageMedia (purchased by DoubleClick), where he was a member of the road show team for its Initial Public Offering. While at MessageMedia, he pioneered some of the original methods for e-commerce transactions and assisted in launching the first Internet merchants.
Community. In addition to his board roles for RPM, Weiser is Vice-Chair of McKinley, Inc., one of the largest private real estate companies in the US. Previously he was a founding member of the board of the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) and 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. He is the recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in founding the CFE, the TechArb (student accelerator), and the Masters in Entrepreneurship program. Additionally, he and his wife led the creation of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. This Center provides national leadership and a path to a cure for those that suffer from food allergies.
Weiser graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in aerospace engineering and an MBA with highest honors. He lives in San Francisco, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife, daughter, and son.