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. He is a mentor at Endeavor and Openfund, Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC) and EY Greek Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Marco holds a BA in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University and an MPhil in European Studies from Oxford University.