Venture Investing in Digital Media and Big Data

Marsh Marshall

Venture Partner

Marsh Marshall’s career has combined achievements as an entrepreneur, a C–level operating executive in the data analytics and digital media industries, a general partner in a venture capital firm, and more recently as an independent investor. Shortly after its founding, Marsh was named Chief Operating Officer of IXI Corporation and played a key role in building the company into a leader in data-driven targeted advertising and attribution measurement.

Following Equifax’s $150 million acquisition of IXI, Marsh was named President of Equifax/IXI Digital. Previously, Marsh served as a General Partner of ECentury Capital, a $90 million, Rothschild-sponsored venture fund that specialized in digital media and technology investments. During his tenure, he served variously as Board Chairman, Director, Observer and acting CEO at ten venture-backed companies. Marsh also served as Vice President of Technology Strategy and Business Development for the broadband division of Verizon, where he helped lead the development and commercialization of the first video-on-demand platform and e-commerce applications over broadband network architecture.

Marsh’s early career included engagements for the Telecommunications and Media Practice at Booz Allen Hamilton in London, and five years as a Producer at the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he produced and directed over a dozen major films and programs.

Marsh is the author of Organizations and Growth in Rural China, and a number of academic journal articles in economics and op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Marsh has a Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, a Master’s degree in economics from Stanford University, and a PhD in economics from Oxford University.


  • Bachelor of Science, Tufts University
  • Masters of Arts, Stanford University
  • Doctor of Philospohy, University of Oxford