Marty Ringlein

My favorite letters of the alphabet are R&D, followed by M&A, right before I.P.O.

San Francisco, CA


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How does this work?

The best experience I've ever had is being a part of a great team. I help design, build, and grow creative teams, products and companies. I've worked with some of the world's best talent, biggest brands and most amazing customers; what we've done together over the past decade is nothing short of magic.

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Work experience

2021 - Present

On Deck

FinTech Fellow


2020 - Present


Director of Product

Joined Brex as a part of an M&A transaction from a portfolio company - focusing primarily on new monetization efforts launching SaaS based business banking products on top of the Brex core platform.


May 2019 - Present

Andreessen Horowitz

Investor (LSV Fund I)

Investor in a16z's (Late Stage Venture) LSV Fund I


2019 - Present


Investor & Interim Chief Product Officer

Helping support the product, operations, and growth of a seed-stage collaborative personal financial management startup focused on supporting couples to take control of spending with shared budgeting, trends, and thoughtful automation.


2019 - Present


Advisor & Investor


2018 - Present




2017 - Present


Investor (Series B)


2015 - Present

NextGen Venture Partners

Venture Partner

Early-stage tech and start-up investor, group investments include: Hyperloop Technologies, Limbix Health, Stoplight, Disruption Corporation, 1776, nvite

2015 - Present

Hyperloop One

Investor (Series A)


2011 - Present

Adventure Fund

Investor & Founder

Investing in early-stage founders and late-stage disruptors, including: SpaceX, Chime, Plaid, Coinbase, Roblox, Transferwise, Uber, PayTm,, Capbase


2020 - 2020


Investor & Interim Head of Product (Access to Credit)

Working in an Entrepreneur-in-Residence capacity to help test and validate new product and monetization opportunities around access-to-credit; specifically “Plaid for Payroll”.


Nov 2016 - May 2019


Global Head of R&D

Responsible for helping set and ultimately ensuring that the organization meets its objectives to research emerging technologies and collaborate in the development of new or existing product innovation as well as new monetization strategies.


2017 - 2019


Investor (Series G)

2013 - 2016

The White House, Office of Science & Technology Policy

Presidential Innovation Fellow

Working directly with the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Office of Management & Budget to ideate, validate, and launch innovative technology solutions throughout the federal government.


2013 - 2016


Investor & Board Member (Acquired)

Macaw was successfully acquired by InVision in the spring of 2016. The Macaw technology and platform eventually became Invision Studio. I was an advisor, investor, and supporter ... also, the unofficial mascot.


2013 - 2016


CEO & Co-founder (Acquired)

We built the world’s most sophisticated, #social, and seamless marketplace and e-commerce platform for event ticketing. nvite was successfully acquired by Eventbrite in 2016.

2008 - 2016

The Maryland Institute College of Art

Adjunct Faculty

Leads an interactive graphic design track with a custom curriculum focused on the fundamentals of ‘interaction design’ in a real world context. Addressing interactivity and user-experience from the discovery, strategy, information architecture, visual design and technical development aspects.

2011 - 2015

Canvas Co/work

CEO & Co-founder (Acquired)

Canvas Co/work was successfully acquired by WPP subsidary during the spring of 2015. Canvas Co/work was Washington, DC's first true co/working space. More than a venue, Canvas was a co/working community designed for creatives, freelancers, independents and start-ups to be an inspiring environment in which to work and collaborate. It's 6,000 square feet of the most creative space filled with the most creative talent in Washington, DC ... it was a beautiful creative community.


2012 - 2013


Design Manager

Acquired, pre-IPO, to be Twitter’s first Design Manager, tasked with developing the design & research team. Primarily brought on to help Twitter with its mobile-first transformation, growth, monetization, and internationalization.


2011 - 2012

Boston University

Adjunct Faculty

Lead a web design portfolio track at the Center of Digital Imaging and Arts with a custom curriculum focused on the fundamentals of web based visual communication in context of crafting, representing and articulating creative works.


2010 - 2012


Design Consultant, Emerging Technology

Led a special projects team focused on experimental user interfaces and experiences utilizing advanced front-end technologies. Responsible for contributing to the development of the intended core code-base for all Apple web-based software, including: iTunes, iAd, Apple TV and App Store.


2010 - 2012


Design Consultant, Mobile Strategy

Brought in to partner with Oracle's marketing department on emerging technology for social media and mobile strategy. Led a team responsible for designing and developing all of Oracle's mobile initiatives; mobile web, desktop, Android, iPhone and iPad.


2007 - 2012

nclud, LLC

CEO & Co-Founder (Acquired)

nclud was an industry leading research and design agency, working with some of the most prominent and innovative brands in the world on high-growth technology research & development. nclud was successfully acquired by Twitter in 2012.


2006 - 2007

The Motley Fool

Art Director

Responsible for helping build and lead the creative services team; playing a critical role in implementing web-best-practices, redesigning as well as re-launching and branding all high-revenue products.


2013 - 2014

Columbia Business School

Executive Education Program, Certificate in Business Excellence

2012 - 2012

Yale University - Yale School of Management

Professional Development Program, Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

1999 - 2003

University of Maryland College Park

Individual Studies Program, Advertising & Graphic Design

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