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Michael Marks

The entrepreneur has to be a true believer. You look at these great, successful companies that have been built in the world…they start them because they’re on a mission. I always begin there. If people are not passionate, it never works.

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Michael Marks

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Michael Marks

Michael Marks

Founding Managing Partner

Prior Experience

For 40 years, Michael Marks has successfully led and transformed technology companies. He is a founding managing partner at Celesta Capital, where he co-leads the firm. Michael is also a co-founder of Katerra, Inc., a construction technology company, and was its chairman and CEO from 2015 to 2020. Previously, from 2007 to 2019, he was a founding partner at Riverwood Capital Management, a private equity fund specializing in rapidly growing private companies in North America and emerging markets. He was a partner and senior advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) in 2006 and 2007. Before KKR, he spent 13 years as Chairman and CEO of Flextronics International Ltd. and built the company into one of the largest technology companies in the world.

Focus Areas

AI/ML
Automotive
Consumer Electronics
Data Storage
Enterprise Solutions
IoT
RealTech
RetailTech
Robotics
Security
Semiconductors
Life Sciences

Boards

Atonarp

Bossa Nova Robotics

Canary Connect

Carbitex

Finicast

The Melt

Mina Restaurant Group

White Rabbit

Education

Michael Marks

Michael Marks

Founding Managing Partner

Prior Experience

For 40 years, Michael Marks has successfully led and transformed technology companies. He is a founding managing partner at Celesta Capital, where he co-leads the firm. Michael is also a co-founder of Katerra, Inc., a construction technology company, and was its chairman and CEO from 2015 to 2020. Previously, from 2007 to 2019, he was a founding partner at Riverwood Capital Management, a private equity fund specializing in rapidly growing private companies in North America and emerging markets. He was a partner and senior advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) in 2006 and 2007. Before KKR, he spent 13 years as Chairman and CEO of Flextronics International Ltd. and built the company into one of the largest technology companies in the world.

Focus Areas

AI/ML
Automotive
Consumer Electronics
Data Storage
Enterprise Solutions
IoT
RealTech
RetailTech
Robotics
Security
Semiconductors
Life Sciences

Boards

Atonarp

Bossa Nova Robotics

Canary Connect

Carbitex

Finicast

The Melt

Mina Restaurant Group

White Rabbit

Education

The entrepreneur has to be a true believer. You look at these great, successful companies that have been built in the world…they start them because they’re on a mission. I always begin there. If people are not passionate, it never works.

-
Michael Marks

Connect With

Michael Marks