Marcus Dantus is an innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in operations, business development and sales. Marcus Dantus has a proven ability to quickly identify key business drivers and develop strategies to maximize opportunities. As a startup creator and operator, Marcus Dantus has led several incubator and accelerator programs, is an angel investor, an academic and public speaker. Marcus Dantus has built solid track record of success leading start-ups
Marcus Dantus is a pioneer in E-Commerce in Latin America, established first Internet Portal in Mexico, built growing telecommunications solution business and headed medical device incubator. Founded and headed Wayra Mexico (Telefonica’s Startup Accelerator), founded and current head of Mexico’s largest entrepreneurial initiative, Startup Mexico. Managing director and GP at Dux Capital. Angel Investor in over 30 companies. Marcus Dantus has advised and mentored over 100 startup founders.
He is a guest professor MBA @ IPADE. Startup Creation and financing Module Coordinator – Master of Internet Business @ ISDI. Keynote and invited speaker @ MIT, IPADE, ITAM, CENTRO, UAA, UVM, ITESM and many other venues.
Marcus Dantus has over 200 keynotes and panelist appearances in past 5 years in events for corporations, academy and government on entrepreneurial, venture capital and innovation subjects.He is a regular judge in startup competitions in Mexico, Latam, Europe and the US.
Marcus Dantus has turned around under-performing organizations by changing and implementing new business model and strategy. Effective in developing business, sales, financing and market strategies. Expert in the identification, analysis, and resolution of diverse operational issues as well as succeeding in adverse conditions and environments.Marcus Dantus has superior capabilities in selection, recruitment, training, development and retaining top performing talents. He also has experience raising investment in Mexico and US. Experience building and managing advisory and corporate boards. Board Member and advisor in over 30 companies in Mexico and US. Angel Investor and Venture Capitalist.
Marcus Dantus is also a recipient of multiple international, industry, and organizational awards for superior leadership, performance, and contributions. Commendations included Intel Technology Prize and Endeavor´s Dedication awards.