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Marcus Whitney

Jumpstart Health Investors Co-Founder & Partner

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Marcus is a self-taught software developer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist with a track record of success in all areas.

Prior to co-founding Jumpstart Health Investors, he was the Director of Technology and Partner at Emma Email Marketing, acquired by Campaign Monitor, and Co-Founder at Clariture Health, a HIPAA compliant digital ad management platform, acquired by Trilliant Health.

Marcus is the founder and General Partner of Jumpstart Nova, the first Black healthcare venture fund in America, launched in 2020 to make seed and Series A investments in promising Black-led healthcare companies. Marcus was the founder and CEO of the Health:Further conference, which operated from 2015-2018, adding thousands of leaders in health innovation from around the country to Jumpstart Health Investors’ network. As Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, Marcus was the initial architect of the algorithm used to score over one thousand early-stage healthcare companies for consideration by Jumpstart Foundry, the firm’s pre-seed index fund.

Marcus has made his mark on the city of Nashville through a variety of avenues. Marcus brought professional soccer to the city as co-founder and minority owner of Major League Soccer team, Nashville Soccer Club. Marcus is also a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, and Launch Tennessee.

Marcus is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book “Create and Orchestrate”, about claiming your Creative Power through entrepreneurship. Marcus has been featured by Entrepreneur, CNBC, Inc., NPR, Fast Company, and The Atlantic.

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