Marc Da Costa, Co-Founder and Chairman of Enigma, a data technology company helping to expand access to credit for small businesses, has joined Media Development Investment Fund’s Board of Directors.
Marc holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of California and his writing about technology and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and elsewhere. Marc is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and has held fellowships at the National Science Foundation, Intel Labs, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Columbia Journalism School.
“I am delighted that Marc has joined our Board of Directors,” said Harlan Mandel, MDIF CEO. “Marc has a world-class understanding of data, media and organisational transformation, issues that underpin the future direction of our industry. Marc’s expertise will be important in guiding our investments in media that hold the powerful to account, provide a platform for civic debate and empower people to build free, thriving societies.”
Marc has received numerous awards for his work, including fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Intel Labs. He began his career as an intellectual property strategy consultant to Global 500 technology companies, where he helped develop offensive and defensive licensing strategies.