Marcus Glover is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Lockstep Ventures, a venture capital firm that seeks to address issues that perpetuate racial inequality in the U.S.
Marcus has a mission to reimagine equity for Black America and is dedicated to investing and advising Black and women-led companies that are often overlooked, underfunded and underserved. As a leader of Lockstep Ventures, he has turned his passion into meaningful change while also inspiring and empowering a systematic shift in tandem with delivering investor returns.
In addition to his work with Lockstep Ventures, Marcus serves on the National Board of Directors of Defy Ventures, which advocates for criminal justice reform and lowering recidivism by building on incarcerated men and women’s natural talents through entrepreneurship and business ownership. Marcus also serves on the Time@100 Advisory Board.
Previously, Marcus was the Founding Partner of private equity firm M. Glover Capital. He has also served as a Global Creative Director and Chief Marketing Officer, producing some of the most memorable advertising campaigns within pop culture, urban lifestyle, music, sports and entertainment, including the number three most popular Super Bowl commercial in history. Marcus has also created successful ventures with some of the world’s most beloved celebrities and athletes, including Muhammad Ali, Lil Wayne and will.i.am. This has led to his being an advisor for early-stage ventures, leading workshops on brand and personal storytelling for founders and leaders.
Outside of his VC and marketing work, Marcus has a passion for teaching youth and is a leader of yoga and meditation juvenile programs at prisons and jails in New York State as a board director for the organization Liberation Prison Yoga. He also served as an executive producer for films, A Beautiful Game and Bilal: A New Breed of Hero, and on the board for the Harlem Arts Festival.