Marc Averitt is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Okapi Venture Capital and is responsible for Okapi Ventures’ technology investments.
Averitt 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 in 2005, Averitt was with Intel Corporation first as an attorney for the Microprocessor Products Group and then as the Managing Director, Strategic Business Development for the Software & Solutions Group worldwide. Prior to Intel, Averitt worked for Sun Microsystems in business development and legal roles. Averitt 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 Stanford University Graduate School of Business executive education program. Averitt’s past and present board affiliations include DATAllegro(acquired by Microsoft; NASDAQ: MSFT), Emulex [NYSE: ELX], WellTok, SignNow (acquired by Barracuda Networks; NYSE: CUDA), Transaction Wireless (acquired by First Data; NYSE: FDC), TempoAI (acquired by Salesforce.com; NYSE:CRM), Qualaroo, Pegasus Solar and specright. He is also an investor in ArtLifting, BabyList, Connectifier (acquired by LinkedIn; NYSE: LNKD), CrowdStrike, and GroupAhead and on the Advisory Board of The Don Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at U.C. Irvine.
Marc Averitt can be found on Twitter as “@ocvc“. He lives with his wife and two kids in Orange County, CA and is active with his kids’ school and in the local community. When not busy with board work, he can often be found on boards of other varieties (snow, SUP, and surf).