Interview with Beth Marcus

Beth Marcus

Beth Marcus has worked as a consultant providing patent strategy, litigation support and other strategic technology related consulting services. Dr. Marcus is an acknowledged expert in the hand-device interface space and has been an expert for several of the major players in the industry in support of prior patents litigations. She has raised equity numerous times and has also done angel investments herself. Several of these ventures have been acquired by public companies.
Dr. Marcus was Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer of EXOS, Inc. Her activities included setting strategic direction for the corporation and managing the R & D and Product development activities. In April 1996, EXOS was sold to Microsoft, Inc. In 2005 Dr. Marcus founded Zeemote Inc., where she developed a wireless handheld remote for mobile gaming and other applications. She also was founding CEO of Playsmrt, Playsmrt allows parents to create a safe, interactive environment in which children 1 to 8 years old can play media, communicate with family members, and learn.
Dr. Marcus has SB and SM degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Biomechanics from the Imperial College, London, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She has more than twenty patents to her name and numerous publications and public speaking engagements. She has served on the faculty of MIT in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Marcus has been member of the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum and the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee in Mechanical Engineering. She is also a current member of the Council for the Arts at MIT. She has also been a Judge for the FIRST Robotics League, teaching children about technology through robotics.

Interview Subject: Beth Marcus
Release Date: January 22, 2010
Duration: 24:00
Interviewer(s): Lucy Sanders, Larry Nelson

Series: Entrepreneurial Heroes