Marcus Daniels

CEO in Toronto Ontario Canada

Marcus Daniels

CEO in Toronto Ontario Canada

Marcus Daniels is a digital product entrepreneur, pre-seed investor and corporate innovation architect that helps startups accelerate growth.

Co-Founder & CEO of HIGHLINE, a pre-seed vc that helps digital startups get follow-on capital. Backed by leading VCs with offices in Vancouver & Toronto, HIGHLINE has 37 active companies, 13 exits and $136 million of follow-on capital.

Founder/Chairman of MeshSquared Ventures that makes angel investments into digital startups & funds. Prior to HIGHLINE Marcus was the Managing Director of Extreme Startups, a VC-backed startup accelerator where he did 9 investments and significantly evolved its model. Former COO at TrendHunter.com, the world's #1 Trendspotting website with over 2 billion views & an innovation partner to Fortune 500 brands. Past VP Operations & Product at Frameworks, a leading retail QSR business intelligence software & eLearning company. Started the eLearning division at AME Learning, a global financial education company. A digital native that started tech ventures in 1989 that led to co-founding Fluid eNovations, an award winning web marketing agency & software development company.

Received the 2014 Notable award for Entrepreneurship and has significant board of director experience. He's on the Board of Advisors for Venture for Canada, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) and the Queen's Master in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. A frequent writer and speaker on growing digital startups, seed investing and co-creation.

Marcus holds an MBA from Queen's School of Business, a BA in Psychology & Economics from McGill University and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program from UC Berkeley.

  • Work
    • HIGHLINE
  • Education
    • McGill University
    • Queen's University
    • Haas School of Business