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Co-Founder & CEO

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London, UK

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Marcus’ Biography

Marcus Watson is an experienced entrepreneur, advisor, investor and non-executive director.

He is co-founder and CEO of Adoreum Partners, a leading business and corporate development consultancy, and The Adoreum Club, a top business development platform that brings together the empathetic entrepreneurial spirit of U/HNWIs, investors, philanthropists, academics, business leaders and creative forward-thinkers who believe they can make a positive impact by combining their influence.

Marcus is also Chairman of Object Media Group, a film, TV and branded content producer; co-founder and Director of Modern Affluence, a platform providing insight to luxury, lifestyle and financial services brands on how to engage affluent Millennial, Gen Z and Gen Alpha consumers; co-founder and a non-executive director of Global Accounting Network, a London and Atlanta-based senior finance recruitment group; co-founder and a non-executive director of Hoxton Circle, a New York and LA-based recruitment group; a non-executive director of Rebottling which provides unique experiences of the best wines in the...
Marcus Watson is an experienced entrepreneur, advisor, investor and non-executive director.

He is co-founder and CEO of Adoreum Partners, a leading business and corporate development consultancy, and The Adoreum Club, a top business development platform that brings together the empathetic entrepreneurial spirit of U/HNWIs, investors, philanthropists, academics, business leaders and creative forward-thinkers who believe they can make a positive impact by combining their influence.

Marcus is also Chairman of Object Media Group, a film, TV and branded content producer; co-founder and Director of Modern Affluence, a platform providing insight to luxury, lifestyle and financial services brands on how to engage affluent Millennial, Gen Z and Gen Alpha consumers; co-founder and a non-executive director of Global Accounting Network, a London and Atlanta-based senior finance recruitment group; co-founder and a non-executive director of Hoxton Circle, a New York and LA-based recruitment group; a non-executive director of Rebottling which provides unique experiences of the best wines in the world, guided by the greatest sommeliers; and non-executive director of Watson & Hillhouse which supplies piling equipment to the construction industry.

Marcus is an angel investor committed to providing small businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs with the opportunity to grow and thrive. He is an investor and advisor to several companies in the media, technology, health and wellness sectors, including: Audoo, Testcard.com, IDAL, Skoot, PlotBox, WoMo, LOCA, Marco Polo, Twyn, LoyaltyX, Bubbleology, Sourced Investments and DocPortal.

He specialises in investment fund-raising, corporate finance, strategy marketing and business development and is a graduate of King's College London, where he obtained a MSc in International Business Management.

Marcus advises UNICEF in the UK and supports several charities, including Crohn’s & Colitis UK and The Listening Place.
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Marcus’ Background

Adoreum Partners
Co-Founder & CEO
Feb 2009 - Present
London, UK
Adoreum Partners is a business and corporate development consultancy which advises, invests in and creates luxury, financial services, lifestyle, health and wellness, media and tech companies.
3 Billion Pairs Genetic
Co-Founder & Director
Feb 2021 - Present
London, UK
3 Billions Pairs researches the intersection of genomics and the quantified self.
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Marcus’ Gallery

Current Board Positions

Earth Club
Advisory Board Member
Jan 2021 - Present
Earth Club’s aims is to create an investment club that breathes £1bn of life into solutions for climate change over the next ten years.
Hoxton Circle Employment Services
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director
May 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Hoxton Circle is a full-service employment company operating in London and New York.
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Previous Board Positions

Pulse Films
Non Executive Director
Oct 2007 - Jul 2012
London, UK
Founded in 2005 by Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford, Pulse Films is an award-winning, modern-day studio whose founding goal was to have a fluid approach to production, with all four of the award winning departments - TV, Music, Film, and Advertising - working together.
The Arts Club
Non Executive Director
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009
London, UK
The Arts Club was established in 1863 and its membership has included many towering figures from the worlds of art, literature and science including Charles Dickens, Franz Liszt, Auguste Rodin and Walter Sickert. Marcus advised on the re-launch and re-financing of the Club.

Philanthropy

UNICEF UK
UK UHNW Advisor
May 2017 - Present
London, UK
UNICEF is a non-profit organisation that strives to save the lives of children the world over, helping them to reach their full potential and defending their rights.
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation
Development Board Member
Oct 2015 - Present
London, UK
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is a charity founded by Bill Roedy and Georgia Arnold that fights HIV by funding and training young people around the world to run their own HIV prevention projects.

Media

Adoreum Conversations
Podcasts
The Adoreum Club’s network of 35,000 entrepreneurs spread across the globe is dedicated to making a positive social impact through compassionate entrepreneurship. During these trying times, it seeks to shine light on future opportunities through a series of thought-provoking talks.
Urbanologie: My Perfect Day - Marcus Watson
London, UK
Marcus Watson, CEO of Adoreum Partners, describes his perfect day.

Charitable Interests

Crohn's & Colitis UK
Supporter
The UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, supporting an estimated 500,000 people in the UK who are living with a chronic disease that many people have never heard of. Founded as a patients’ association in 1979, the charity now has over 40,000 members across the UK.
The Listening Place
Supporter
The Listening Place was set up in 2016 in London by a group of volunteers with experience in supporting the suicidal who recognised that there was a lack of face-to-face support available for many people with chronic suicidal feelings.
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Marcus’ Education

King's College London
MSc International Business Management
1993 - 1994

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