Howard Marks '13 Contributor Since 2013

Co-founder & Executive Chairman | StartEngine


Howard Marks is the co-founder and CEO at StartEngine, the leader in online public offerings. Marks founded StartEngine with the mission of helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Marks was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, a publisher of online games now part of The Walt Disney Company. Before Acclaim, Marks was the co-founder of Activision Blizzard and Chairman of Activision Studios from 1991 until 1997. As co-founder, former Board Member, and Executive Vice-President of video game giant Activision, he and a partner took control in 1991 and turned the company into a $30B market cap video game industry leader. Marks is the 2015 “Treasure of Los Angeles” recipient, awarded for his work to transform Los Angeles into a leading technology city. Marks is also named one of the 500 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Marks is a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s technology council.

Thought Leadership By Howard:

Idealab Founder Bill Gross on Making Innovative Ideas Happen

Bill Gross has turned innovation into a tangible commodity as his Idealab populates the tech landscape with...
By Howard Marks | StartEngine

Bitcoin’s Arrival, Ascendence, and Staying Power

If 2017 was the year of the Bitcoin, what does 2018 have in store?
By Howard Marks | StartEngine

The City of Angels is Flying High

The capital of media and the most entrepreneurial city in the world is quickly morphing into the capital of...
By Howard Marks | StartEngine

Raising The Entrepreneurial Boom

The greater Los Angeles area is disparate and gigantic. There is no easy way to describe the region, its...
By Howard Marks | StartEngine