Marco is Upstream’s CEO and Co-founder. He drives Upstream’s strategic vision and growth into new geographies and products.
Prior to founding Upstream, Marco was a marketing strategist at leading advertising agencies Grey Advertising, McCann-Ericsson and DDB, in London. Marco developed global communications strategies for brands such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Sony and SmithKline Beecham.
Marco is an active angel investor in technology companies and board director at Persado, a fast growing marketing language engineering company with Bain Capital Ventures as the lead investor, and Workable, a breakthrough recruitment software company with Greylock Partners as co-investor. Marco is also a lead investor and sits on the board of Intellibox, a leading handset recycling technology company.
In parallel, he is a mentor at Endeavor and Openfund, and contributes to the board of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), as well as to the overseeing council of the diaNEOsis think tank. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC) and has received the EY Greek “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2013 award.
Marco holds a BA in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University and an MPhil in European Studies from Oxford University.