Marco DeMiroz, Co-founder and General Partner
Marco is the co-founder and general partner of The Venture Reality Fund (“VRF”), leading early-stage venture fund focusing on the Metaverse, driven by AI, Blockchain, and XR technologies across 5G networks. VRF’s debut Fund I invested in 42 companies and already produced unicorns and expects more on their way. VRF currently invests out of its Fund II.
Marco has extensive experience in executive roles with leading technology companies and in global investments. Previously he was a Managing Director with Evolution Media Capital (“Evolution”), an investment fund under TPG Capital and associated with the Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”). Marco actively advises numerous media and technology startups in AI, XR, Metaverse sectors and has been collaborating with the Women in XR (“WXR”) Fund to ensure balanced gender representation.
Prior to joining Evolution, he was president and chief executive officer of the leading mobile game studio, PlayFirst, which he sold to Glu Mobile/Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) in 2014. Marco currently serves on the Boards of the Fund’s portfolio companies Obsess, Phiar, and Virtualitics.
Marco holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University; a postgraduate Engineer degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University; a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the San Jose State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. His postgraduate studies at Stanford and research at NASA/Ames focused on stochastic modeling and digital control of helicopters, drones, and robots.