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University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, MBA 1996
Finance, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 1992
East Asian Languages (Japanese), high honors

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Steve Markowitz

Steve Markowitz is an investor and entrepreneur, whose experience includes leading a successful IPO.

AngelList has recognized Steve as a “notable founder” and “notable operator.”

Steve’s business endeavors:

  • Volta Industries—founding investor and vice chairman.
  • BeeStripe, Mile High Organics and NetPlenish—co-founder and seed investor.
  • Ritter Pharmaceuticals—founding investor and board member.

Steve also serves as a lead mentor at Honolulu’s Blue Startups and a Professional-in-Residence at the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Ma̅noa.

Previously, Steve was co-founder, chairman and CEO of pioneering loyalty marketer He led the company from inception as Intellipost Corp. in Nov. 1996 through its successful $46 million IPO (Aug. 1999), $211 million secondary offering (Feb. 2000) and beyond. Under Steve’s stewardship, grew to a peak market value of approximately $2.3 billion.

Steve’s early career includes experience as a securities analyst for Fidelity Investments and as a financial journalist for Dow Jones & Co., both in Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese.

Steve holds two degrees from UC Berkeley, an MBA and a B.A. in East Asian Languages (high honors, Japanese). He has been honored by UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business with the coveted Richard H. Holton Teaching Fellowship (2009), recognizing his well-received lectures in the Entrepreneurship and New Venture Finance courses.

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Blue Startups Interview with Steve Markowitz

Added: 11/14/13


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