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 36 active companies, $90 million of follow-on capital and 8 meaningful exits.

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 the chair of the Canadian Acceleration & Business Incubation (CABI) association, 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/VC and accelerators.

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