Accelerators for Digital Founders: The Good, Bad, and Evolution.
Find out more as Marcus Daniels explains how to growth hack your way to global success through using accelerators, digital marketing and entrepreneurial audacity.
Marcus Daniels is the Co-founder and CEO of HIGHLINE
, a VC-backed platform that helps digital startups supercharge growth and secure institutional capital.
Marcus is a digital product entrepreneur, seed capital investor and innovation platform architect who helps Canadian startups win in global markets. For over 24 years, he's started digital ventures, held executive leadership positions, served on both for-profit and non-profit boards and created innovation education programs to help strengthen the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem. Marcus is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of MeshSquared Ventures, and the Owner of the Toronto Standard. Prior to HIGHLINE, Marcus was the Managing Director of Extreme Startups, a VC-backed accelerator where he evolved the program into a three-staged model, led 9 investments to graduation and managed a 24-company portfolio which saw two companies exit profitably for millions. Marcus is a digital native who started out by hacking together ventures in 1989, leading him to co-found Fluid eNovations. Former Chief Operating Officer at TrendHunter.com, VP Operations and Product at Frameworks and responsible for starting up the eLearning division at AME Learning.
Active in the community, a frequent mentor/judge, on the advisory council for the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs, the co-chair of the Enactus Toronto chapter, and a Board of Advisors member for Venture for Canada, Marcus is a frequent speaker on growing digital startups, seed investing/VC and corporate innovation accelerators. Marcus holds an MBA from Queen's School of Business, a BA in Psychology and Economics from McGill University and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
HIGHLINE is relentlessly focused on giving founders “Speed to Seed” through specialized accelerator programs, timely staged investing (up to $200K) and rapid connectivity in key global markets starting with Vancouver, Toronto, New York City and San Francisco. It is powered by the financial backing of major Canadian VCs, including BDC Capital and Relay Ventures, whose funds under management collectively exceed $2 billion.