Marco Veremis CEO, Upstream

Marco is Upstream’s CEO and co-founder. Upstream operates one of the largest mobile commerce platforms in the world with over 100 million customers in 42 countries and revenues of $250m. He drives Upstream’s strategic vision and growth into new geographies and products.

Prior to founding Upstream, Marco was a marketing strategist at leading advertising agencies Grey Advertising, McCann-Ericsson and DDB in London. Marco developed global communications strategies for brands such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Sony and SmithKline Beecham.

Marco is an active angel investor in technology companies and board director at Persado, a fast growing marketing language engineering company with Bain Capital Ventures as the lead investor and Workable, a breakthrough recruitment software company with Greylock Partners as co-investor. Marco is also a lead investor and sits on the board of Intellibox, a leading handset recycling technology company.

He is a mentor at Endeavor and Openfund, Vice-Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC) and EY Greek Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.

Marco holds a BA in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University and an MPhil in European Studies from Oxford University.