Marc Phillips – Founder & CEO
Marc Phillips is the Founder & CEO of SearchForecast which provides, search engine optimization, website publishing technologies including SKUmatic and professional services.
With over 12 years experience in online analytics, online advertising and search engine techniques, Marc oversees the management of hundreds of global clients. Marc’s previous online research company, APT Strategies was founded in 1993 and sold to Jupiter Research (NASDAQ: JUPM) in 1999.
Marc was a founding shareholder of Australia’s leading affiliate company – Commission Monster and initial shareholder of Viva9, acquired by Blue Freeway Ltd in 2007.
With the video YouTube phenomena in 2006, Marc became a founding shareholder of Silicon Valley-based GlanceGuide Inc, an early pioneer of online video metrics firm which was acquired by The Nielsen Company (NYSE: NLSN). Read more at TechCrunch. His passion for travel and finding where locals go landed Marc as a shareholder of Localyte.com, an online travel community acquired by NileGuide Inc. in 2010.
Marc had built Sportbets Technologies from a weekend hobby into a real time online sports odds platform that was acquired by PaddyPower PLC.
Marc also serves on the advisory board for Sonim Technologies Inc. and the Board of Directors for Contivio Inc. Marc also serves as a Managing Director of Arafura Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. Marc Phillips is the author of the book “Inside Silicon Valley: How the deals get done“.
Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne), has authored 6 books inlcuding ‘Successful eCommerce’ and The World’s Best Online Advertising Campaigns. Marc periodically attends technology studies at Stanford University, California.