Marc Blumenthal is a serial entrepreneur and visionary leader in the technology industry, as well as an active investor in early-stage companies, providing advice and counsel to their founders. With his three decades of experience in the world of startups, Blumenthal was a natural choice to serve as CEO for Florida Funders where he is also an investor-member and serves on the company’s Board of Managers.

The company’s mission to make it easier for investors to identify and invest in an asset class of early stage companies while keeping talented entrepreneurs in the sunshine state aligns with Blumenthal’s dedication to Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Blumenthal is best known for acquiring in 2000 a small company called Intelladon, building it into a leading provider of online learning and talent management services throughout North America and Europe, and selling the company in 2013 to Tribridge, a large Microsoft systems integrator and consulting firm. In addition to his investment in Florida Funders, Marc has invested in That’s Us Technologies, SiteWit and over a dozen other private companies.

Born and raised in Toms River, N.J., Blumenthal is a 1985 graduate of University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. For the past 33 years he has lived in Tampa, FL, with his wife, Karen, and three children, Alyssa, Adam, and Claire. He serves on a number of local company boards and enjoys supporting local charities and the University of South Florida, where he serves on the USF Muma College of Business Executive Advisory Council.