TCG (The Chernin Group)
Marco DeMeireles is a Partner at TCG, an affiliate of The Chernin Group, where he leads venture capital and growth equity investments and serves as a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Marco began his investing career at Technology Crossover Ventures, and subsequently joined Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) where he built and led their venture capital and growth equity businesses across sectors. At BAM, he was specifically responsible for developing the firm's private investment business - leading the strategy's venture capital investments, operations, and team-building. Marco was also responsible for proprietary sourcing, investment idea generation, transaction leadership, and portfolio company board oversight. During his tenure, Marco led the firm's thesis development surrounding software-driven systems, marketplaces, financial technology, healthcare and consumer subscription business, which led to a dozen investments; most notably, the firm's 2017 investments into Peloton and Coinbase. His prior investments and directorships include: Acorns, Amount, Bright Machines, Coinbase, Cuebiq, Harness Wealth, Kindbody, Orbital Insight, Peloton, Spotify, Spring Labs, Tencent Music, and Zola amongst others. Recently, Marco has led investments across live streaming (ShopShops), consumer healthcare (Dadi) and end-of-life services (Better Place Forests) where he serves on the Boards of each representing TCG.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Marco attended Williams College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has a philanthropic interest in education and entrepreneurship, serving on several related nonprofit boards, and remains an active supporter for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Marco also is an advocate for emerging managers, serving on the Advisory Committee of Primary Venture Partners and Work-Bench, two seed-stage focused firms based in New York.
Marco is a member of Class 23, serving his fellowship at TCG under the mentorship of Lior Susan, Managing Partner of Eclipse Ventures. He lives with his wife Joanne in New York.