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Marell Evans

Exceptional Capital

Marell Evans is the Founder and Managing Director of Exceptional Capital, which invests in pre-seed to seed-stage B2B focused startups. The primary areas of the fund thesis include SaaS, Cybersecurity, FinTech, Web3|Blockchain, and discipline startups with recurring revenue and clear monetization models.

Prior to founding Exceptional Capital Marell served as a Vice President at SoftBank working across various funds from robotics to investing in minority founders. Throughout Marell's time at Softbank, he co-led investments for Quicknode, Vitable, Squire, Accel Robotics, Bear Robotics and Afriex. Prior to joining SoftBank Marell managed high-performing sales teams at IBM, and was an imperative member of the revenue team at Okta, and served as Operating Partner at San Francisco’s top family office where he co-managed a portfolio of $100MM.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Marell graduated from the University of Michigan, where he played football, starting two full seasons as an outside linebacker and winning student-athlete of the year in 2011. Marell, enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. He remains highly active working out, swimming, running, and weight lifting.