Rick Scanlon

Founding Partner

Rick is a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors. He joined the firm in 2017 when Innovation Endeavors merged with Marker LLC, a New York-based venture capital firm Rick founded in 2011. 

Rick is equally ruled by his left and right brains, and he’s happiest when he’s knee-deep in data and creative software — designing complex analytical models, creating responsive visualizations and graphics, and building long-term growth plans. He revels in uncovering hidden patterns that lead to outsized opportunities. 

Rick’s first discovery was AirAsia in 2002. He was living in Singapore at the time and was about to launch an Asian venture firm called Crescent Point. Rick noticed the convergence of three trends — the rise of multiple Asian economies, a growing consumer market, and increased connectivity — and jumped at the opportunity to help create a new airline model that dramatically altered the travel landscape in Asia, making distance travel affordable and accessible to everyone.  

After sixteen years of living in Asia, Rick moved back to the US and launched Marker. At Marker, he invested in a number of high-growth technology companies including Yext (2017 IPO), Datorama, Taboola, and Team8.

Earlier in his career, Rick was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He earned a BA from Middlebury College, where he concentrated on art and physics. He is currently a member of the of Middlebury College Board of Trustees.

Rick is enthralled with designing modern living structures for his family that push the edges of minimalism, materials, and gravity.