Marquis Caines is a black startup founder turned venture capitalist from the island of Bermuda who is passionate about empowering underrepresented founders. Marquis began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 18, when he launched his first startup. He went on to start two more successful ventures, each time learning valuable lessons about what it takes to build a successful business. After achieving success as a startup founder, Marquis realized that many talented entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities face significant obstacles when it comes to accessing the funding they need to launch and grow their businesses. Determined to make a difference, he joined Diversity-X, an emerging venture capital firm focused on supporting underrepresented founders.
Today, Marquis is dedicated to investing in startups working to solve some of the world's most pressing problems in the climate, health, and education space. Marquis's unique perspective as a black founder gives him valuable insights into underrepresented founders' challenges. He uses this knowledge to help his portfolio companies overcome obstacles and achieve success. With his unwavering commitment to supporting underrepresented founders and his proven track record as a successful entrepreneur, Marquis is a rising star in the world of venture capital. His passion for helping others succeed is inspiring, and he is poised to make a significant impact in the startup ecosystem.