Marc Billings

Founder of Blackdove, Veteran Technology Entrepreneur

Marc Billings

Founder of Blackdove, Veteran Technology Entrepreneur
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcbillings

Biography

Marc Billings is a veteran technology entrepreneur with a history of success in innovating new companies. Recent successes include Incubate Miami, Itopia, Digiport, Boatsetter and most recently the launching of Blackdove.

In 1996 after finishing a career as a CPA for Coopers and Lybrand, Marc began his entrepreneurial career handling financial and information systems for the Miami-based private equity real estate group, Investment Equities Associates (IEA). It was during this timeframe that the firm successfully converted over 200,000 sq. ft of commercial real estate to data center space in downtown Miami.

In 2005 after leaving IEA Marc opened the Digiport data center to begin a career in building companies. The Digiport business model was positioned as an ‘in building data center’ for inclusion within large scale commercial office properties. The great recession in 2008 stunted the growth of this project and pivoted the operation to cloud services, ultimately leading to the creation of Itopia’s successful cloud desktop model.

In 2009, Marc founded Incubate Miami as the first technology accelerator in South Florida. This project served as the basis for the DDA’s master plan on technology, ultimately the leading driver of the technology ecosystem currently developing in South Florida.

After closing Incubate Miami in 2012, Marc began developing the business model for Boatsetter.com, a collaborative consumption boating model, which is successfully operating today. This business is currently operated by Co-founders and management of the company.

Marc is now exploring the intersection of art and technology with Blackdove, the world’s first digital art gallery, in partnership with Samsung.

Education:  BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Accounting concentration at the Wharton school (CPA certification).

Marc is married with two children living in Miami, FL enjoying the weather while playing active tennis, traveling during summers and constantly thinking of interesting ways to advance humanity.