Howard Marks

Howard Marks

co-founder Activision, CEO Acclaim Games, Managing Partner of StartEngine.

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since April 12, 2012
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I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Pagewoo, welink, gonnabe, outlisten, republic of noise, sandalbay life, hypemarks, starbates, brandstand

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?


What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Lack of capital and lack of technology depth

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Resilience is the most important attribute to success

Full bio

StartEngine ( is a rapid accelerator focused on helping Los Angeles-based technology startups build a solid foundation for success in 90 days.  Created by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Paul Kessler, one of the most prolific investors in Los Angeles, StartEngine will provide local startups with the essential resources and counsel they need to become successful, self-directed businesses.  StartEngine offers a team of 250+ mentors who have proven themselves as successful entrepreneurs ensuring that its startups are guided by the right people. Early-stage companies in the web, mobile and ecommerce space are encouraged to apply for the program which completes four cycles per year, culminating in Demo Days that are attended by the region’s top angel investors and VCs.  For more information, please visit