Marcus Segal is CEO and co-founder of ForeVR, a game developer bringing the most popular IRL games to Virtual Reality. Segal co-founded the company with Michael Pagano Doom to translate the most popular real life games into compelling multiplayer social experiences in VR. As consumer accessibility to VR technology becomes a reality for more and more consumers, ForeVR is uniquely positioned to offer a new interactive entertainment experience. Segal’s job as CEO is to build and grow ForeVR into a premiere VR global game developer.
Segal’s worlds as a tech strategist, investor and producer are converging with the launch of ForeVR. At global interactive entertainment company Zynga, Segal helped pioneer social gaming as SVP of Global Operations and COO of Worldwide Game Studios and was part of the team that made the company one of the fastest-growing companies ever to hit $1B in revenue. Segal co-founded and served as the COO for Vindicia Inc., a technology company focused on providing advanced payment solutions for digital merchants (the company was sold to Amdocs in 2018). Segal served as COO of eMusic.com [Nasdaq: EMUS], where he championed music’s shift to digital and led the organization through their acquisition by Universal Music Group in 2003. Pre-tech world, Segal worked in the TV and film biz as an executive producer for The Documedia Group, where he produced the Emmy-nominated series Sworn to Secrecy for The History Channel, and as a pyro-technician on one of the world’s true film classics, Beastmaster 3.
Segal is based in Los Angeles, is a partner at Upshift Capital, serves on the board of G5 Entertainment [GENTF] and mentors start-ups through YCombinator, Google Launchpad, and Nomadic Mentors.