About Marcus Gerhardt
Marcus is CEO of Blackrock Microsystems. He is on the advisory board of various disruptive technology companies including Deposit Solutions (US). Marcus has an MPhil from Oxford University and an MA from St. Andrews. He is an entrepreneur and investment advisor focused on innovative technologies and alternative investment markets. In 1999, Marcus helped set up his first start-up, Mondus, a pioneering ecommerce platform. Subsequently, Marcus founded BBI, which advises technology companies on funding, commercialization and growth strategies. In 2003, he co-founded one of the leading frontier market asset managers in the Middle East. With Blackrock he is hoping to improve patient impact as it relates to the final frontier of the human body – the brain. He is all too aware of the limits of his own body when it comes to riding and hiking up and down the Wasatch mountains, but that does not stop him from trying to push that frontier too.