I am starting a new adventure in Atlanta, and recently joined Emory’s endowment. I feel very fortunate to join a great team, helping grow a $7B fund benefiting higher education.
I continue to make personal investments and enjoy advising companies.
This move bookends a decade starting and scaling two companies: Alpine.AI and Kahuna. Alpine was sold to Headspace last year. Alpine.AI pioneered voice-enabled eCommerce and had the privilege to serve Petco, Hearst, The Food Network and CNN.
Prior to Alpine.AI, I co-founded Kahuna. Kahuna helped define the Mobile Marketing Automation market, raised $60M led by Sequoia Capital, and had the privilege to serve The New York Times, Yelp, Yahoo, DraftKings, Whirlpool, Overstock and hundreds of other market leaders as customers.
Prior to building companies, I was a software developer for Oracle then was in Venture Capital for seven years, with Bain Capital Ventures and Menlo Ventures. As part of the Bain Capital Ventures team, I made technology investments across the United States at all stages. As a venture investor for seven years, invested capital returned more than 3.5X dollars invested.
On the non-profit side, I started and ran The Glow Foundation. In a decade (2006-2015), GLOW served over 300,000 students with financial education and aid.
I am a huge Stanford fan and was fortunate to get both my B.S. in Computer Science and M.B.A. from Stanford University. Go Card!
More info on my experiences here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adammarchick/
Some of my writing: https://medium.com/@marchick