Markus Okumus

Markus Okumus

Founding Partner

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San Francisco, Zurich

Markus is a serial entrepreneur-turned-investor for more than 20 years. He has vast experience operating businesses in multiple industries and 12+ markets, as well as leading a team of 1000 people. Markus has built and sold several companies, including exits to Axel Springer and Naspers. With a keen eye for emerging innovations and their impact on society, Markus was able to repeatedly anticipate multiple trends.

In 2015, Markus' approach to health was overturned after suffering a debilitating disk illness. Since then, he has heavily invested in preventive health and wellness. Markus leverages his extensive network to connect health entrepreneurs and investors with experts from leading research institutes like Stanford and UC Berkeley, corporates like Genentech and Nestle, and public organizations like the WHO. Markus is one of the leading, global pioneers in the tech-enabled health movement, on a mission to make a bold change in the global health-care system.

Markus is extremely conscious about his health and always tries to make the right choices for optimal food, sleep, and mental wellbeing. He lives between San Francisco and Zurich and enjoys his free time with his gorgeous wife and hilarious daughter.