Meet Our Investors and Client/Partners
BACKED BY THE BEST
MarketFactory is solidly backed by top-tier institutional venture capital and private investors.
FirstMark CapitalFirstMark Capital, is a technology focused venture capital firm based in New York City with $1 billion in actively managed and unallocated capital. The firm focuses on software and Internet investments across categories spanning emerging media and advertising, gaming, education, fintech, cloud computing, analytics, and infrastructure. Portfolio companies include Pinterest, Lumosity, Aereo, TapAd, Shopify, Riot Games, SecondMarket, MarketFactory and dozens more. Firstmarkcap.com and @FirstMarkCap.
Managing Director, FirstMarkLawrence D. Lenihan Jr, a founder and Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, focuses on investments in the e-commerce, enterprise, healthcare, and fintech sectors. Prior to founding FirstMark, Lawrence founded Pequot Ventures in 1996. Lawrence serves as Chairman of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Devil Fund (his alma mater), holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and is an Adjunct Professor at New York University.
MARKETFACTORY BOARD OF ADVISORS
Conviction. All of MarketFactory’s advisors are also investors in the company.
AdvisorJas was formerly the Managing Director, Marketplaces, for Thomson Reuters. Jas joined Reuters in December 2002 after the sale of the company he co-founded, AVT Technologies, to Reuters. As Head of Reuters Matching and FX, Jas grew Reuters’ OTC FX technology business to over $1 billion in annual revenues, culminating in the 2012 acquisition of FXall. Jas studied Polymer Physics at South Bank Polytechnic.
AdvisorJack Jeffery is Chief Executive of MTS Group, the leading European market for fixed income securities. Jack has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, including as CEO of ICAP Electronic Broking, a division of interdealer broker ICAP, and as CEO of EBS, the largest interbank foreign exchange trading platform, acquired by ICAP in 2006. Jack was the Managing Director and Global Head of FX Options at Citibank. He and his family reside in Surrey, England.
AdvisorMichael has over 25 years of experience as a business leader and technologist. He currently helps a number of early stage businesses as an investor and adviser. For more than a decade (2001-20012) Michael served as a member of the Senior Management Team for GETCO, a pioneer electronic trading firm. There he held the position of Chief Technology Officer as well as Global Head of Foreign Exchange Trading, Head of Americas Equities Trading and Technical Architect. As a detail-oriented hands-on leader Michael was central to the development of many trading strategies as well as the underlying software architecture and code.
AdvisorSince 2005, Doug York has been investing privately. Doug previously spent 25 years in asset management. He was partner at $12 billion CTA Campbell & Company where he managed spot FX, fixed income, equity indices and commodities. Doug worked closely with banks, brokers, exchanges and technology providers to scale algorithmic trading globally. He sits on the Executive Leadership board of Franklin & Marshall College, where he received his MA in Government. Doug lives with his wife Betsy and two children in Baltimore, Maryland.
AdvisorSang is currently Head of East Coast Investments at Samsung Open Innovation, a venture capital arm of Samsung focused on rapid growth software companies. Sang began his investment career at Dawntreader Ventures under the tutelage of Bob Lessin where he became a principal in the $300mm fund. Notable exits where Sang was a Board Director include Greenplum (acquired by EMC), Moreover Technologies (acquired by VeriSign), Peer39 (acquired by DG) and Gizmo5 (acquired by Google). Sang holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy from Princeton University and resides in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.