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Marc Halpin

Founder, Kerosene Ventures

Marc is a serial entrepreneur and has spent his career building venture-backed startups. He is currently the Founder of Kerosene Ventures, a platform that connects founders with early-stage investors. Previously, Marc was CEO & Founder of Kapow, a digital marketplace for corporate events that operated nationally with over 250 employees.

Marc is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs through the process of raising capital and uses his leadership skills to consult other like-minded Founders. He has experience scaling startups globally and has raised upwards of $50M for his own businesses. He is also a Mentor for Future Founders, mHUB and Next Gen HQ where he enjoys hosting workshops, judging pitch competitions and meeting one-on-one with entrepreneurs.

Marc is originally from the U.K. and has resided in Chicago for the last 15 years. In his free time, he enjoys running marathons, traveling and spending time with his two children.


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