David Marcus is the founder and CEO of Zong, the leading mobile payment service used by online gaming and social networking web sites. Zong is the mobile payment provider for Facebook Credits and also works with hundreds of leading destination sites, such as Gaia Online, IMVU and Aeria Games.
An experienced entrepreneur, David has created a number of successful venture-backed businesses. In 1996 in Geneva, Switzerland, David started his first company, GTN telecom, which became one of the top three alternative carriers in Switzerland and was acquired by World Access in 2000. That year, David went on to found Echovox, a leading mobile media monetization company that helps large media companies connect with their mobile audiences. In developing Echovox, David built a wide network of direct relationships and connections with mobile operators around the world. This formed the foundation for Zong, which was spun out of Echovox in 2010. David is based out of Silicon Valley.