Merrick is a heavily-tattooed, mononymous, and outspoken early-stage investor and serial entrepreneur. His dynamic career has come full circle over two decades — from working in the trenches as a hybrid engineer, designer, and marketer at seminal startups to founding a global advertising agency and back to his startup roots as an advisor and investor. His impact in both software and advertising can be felt around the world.
A notable but reclusive wunderkind in the early 90s, Merrick's career includes early team or contract roles at NCSA (Mosaic), Macromedia Flash (now Adobe Flash), Urchin Software (now Google Analytics), Whitman-Hart/marchFIRST, and a few of the world's largest advertising agencies.
In 2000, Merrick founded a design, communications and technology service agency that would become Tangible Worldwide (previously known as Lakonic). Tangible's clients include: Walmart, T-Mobile, Gemini Spirits (Sazerac), Chillingo (EA Mobile), MTV, Pitchfork, and AIGA. The agency was once recognized as one of the fastest growing interactive agencies in the world.
Merrick now lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he is developing a new investment vehicle (TBA), and an integrated production company focused on developing entertainment properties that converge Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Madison Avenue. He also serves as founder of Music Impacts and general partner of merrickhanna ventures.
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