GE 208: How Howard Marks Broke All the Barriers by Building StartEngine as an Equity Crowdfunding Platform and Raised $17M from 6,300 People (podcast)

Howard Marks

Hey everyone, today I share the mic with Howard Marks, CEO of StartEngine, a company that provides investment opportunities for new startups to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. He was also the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, and before that he was a co-founder of Activision.

Tune in to hear Howard reveal his value investing strategy that allowed him to buy video game companies Activision for $400K and Acclaim for a mere $100K, how he had a vision of finance as a crowdfunding platform when no one else believed it possible, and how StartEngine has raised over $30M in capital for over 40 companies in his mission to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

Download podcast transcript [PDF] here: How Howard Marks Broke All the Barriers by Building StartEngine as an Equity Crowdfunding Platform and Raised $17M from 6,300 People TRANSCRIPT

Time-Stamped Show Notes:

3 Key Points:

  1. Go with your passion—if you can’t stand behind the mission of the company or the work itself, pivot to where your passion lies.
  2. Do NOT quit; having this attitude can prevent you from reaching your biggest wins.
  3. Don’t mess with someone who has the resilience factor—resilience equates to success.

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Eric Siu (@ericosiu) is the CEO at Single Grain, a digital marketing agency that focuses on paid advertising and content marketing. He contributes regularly to Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and more.

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