Adam Marcus

Managing Partner

Adam is Managing Partner at OpenView where he focuses on vertical and mobile SaaS businesses. He currently sits on the boards of Instructure (NYSE: INST), which went public in 2015, VTS, Signpost, Kareo, Spredfast, Monetate, FieldAware, Instantly and UnBoundID. He has a passion for working with entrepreneurs who are disrupting large markets long dominated by clunky incumbents.

Prior to OpenView, Adam worked at Battery Ventures where he served as a Board Observer for ExactTarget (NYSE: ET), ultimately acquired by (NYSE: CRM) for $2.7B, and was involved with Cortera and J. Hillburn, the latter of which he seed funded. Previously, Adam served as Director of Corporate Development for the Boston Celtics and was a manager at, later acquired by Lycos.

Adam is active in social entrepreneurship and sits on the Board of Compass Working Capital, which helps low-income families become financially secure. He is also a founding member of the First Growth Venture Network where he serves on the Executive Committee. Adam has been a long-time advisor to and supporter of Grassroots Soccer, a nonprofit working to eradicate AIDS in Africa.


Adam holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with degrees in Psychology and Spanish.