Marc Averitt

Marc is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Okapi Venture Capital and is responsible for Okapi Ventures' technology and digital media investments. He has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in business development, legal, operations, corporate development, and strategy in the technology industry since the mid-90s. Prior to founding Okapi, Marc was with Intel Corporation and Sun Microsystems. Marc received his bachelors from the University of Southern California, where he studied philosophy and business, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. He also attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business executive education program. Marc's past board affiliations include DATAllegro (acquired by MSFT), TrueEcho, Jabez, and SecondVoice while his present board affiliations include My Damn Channel, RF Nano Corporation, Transaction Wireless, and Welltok. He is also on the Advisory Boards of SignNow, Emulex, and the University of California, Irvine's Don Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Marc maintains a personal blog about being a VC in "The OC" at and can be followed as "OCVC" on Twitter . Marc lives with his wife and two kids in Orange County, CA and is active with his kids' school and the local community.