Marvin Scaff

Operating Partner


Professional Experience

Technology Product Management professional with expertise in marketing, strategic roadmap planning, pricing, relationship building, global teams, and P&L management. Business and technology partnerships. IP licensing and expert witness in multiple patent infringement cases.

Sector Expertise

Software (Cognitive/Semantic) Computing, custom hardware (embedded microelectronics and firmware development), office equipment, renewable energy (wind) service, financial services, insurance, marketing, advertising technology.


Marvin is an entrepreneur and technologist with a strong strategy competence with over 30+ years of leadership experience in 1.0 product development spanning a wide range of industries.


Mach49 CTO/EIR: Silicon Valley based firm that partners with Global 1000 companies to develop a pipeline and portfolio of successful new ventures. Chief Technology Officer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
DearDoodles: CEO/CTO – Developed software tools to disrupt animation pipeline using the Apple iPhone and Unity Game Engine.

Dabbl: Co-Founder/CTO – Raised $12M from VC and family office investors, recruited and led technical .
Dex Imaging: CTO, developed MPS( managed print technology) and secured 15+ patents. Dex was recently acquired by Staples primarily for their MPS offering. SVIC: EIR/Analyst – Performed market research and assisted portfolio companies with fundraising and corporate development. Including ArcSight, IPO and $1.6B acquisition by HP and CloudShield acquired by SAIC for $300M.

abeama: Co-Founder/CTO – Raised $1.5M funding and developed one of the first mobile marketing platforms.
Kinetoscope: Co-Founder/CEO – One of the first Java custom software development companies. Bootstrapped to over 25 software engineers delivering solutions to Global 2000 companies including Nokia, Visa, General Motors International, Royal Dutch Shell.

Hands On Technology: Director of Engineering – Led team developing marketing and competitive positioning software based on CRUSH, the methodology developed by Regis McKenna a Silicon Valley Marketing luminary.
Teknosys: Director of Engineering – lead developer for HelpTM a rules based expert system for desktop technical support.

Image Technologies: Director of Development – developed custom software for Apple Computer, BLOCKBUSTER, Ford Motor Company, Nokia among many others. Company was acquired by World Color New Media.
AutoGraph Computer Design: Director of Development – led team of 10 software engineers developing kitchen and bath design software. Company was acquired by MASCO Corporation.