Director, ThredUp; Former Partner & Head of Consumer Technology Qatalyst Partners
Marcie Vu is a member of the board of directors of ThredUP (Nasdaq: TDUP), one of the largest resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes, and accessories; Scopely, a premier mobile-first, live services games platform connecting players every day through immersive digital experiences; Blockchain.com, a world leading crypto finance house, building a new financial system for the Internet; and Alpha Partners Technology Merger Corp., a special purpose acquisition company.
She was formerly Head of the Consumer Technology Group at Qatalyst Partners, a technology-focused M&A advisory investment bank. Prior to Qatalyst, she was Head of Consumer Internet Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Marcie has over 20 years of investment banking experience, providing high impact strategic and financial advice to senior management and boards of established and emerging technology leaders on matters crucial to their growth and success. She has partnered with hundreds of clients and advised on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $100 billion. She advised on the IPOs of Alibaba.com, Facebook, Google, Green Dot, LinkedIn, Pandora, Yandex and Zynga, among others. Marcie’s M&A experience includes advising Admob on its sale to Google, Amazon on its acquisition of Quidsi, CNET on its sale to CBS, Ebates on its sale to Rakuten, eBay on its acquisitions of Gmarket and Rent.com, Elance on its merger with oDesk, Electronic Arts on its acquisition of JAMDAT Mobile, Expedia on its sale to IAC, Flurry on its sale to Yahoo!, Glassdoor on its sale to Recruit, Honey on its sale to PayPal, LinkedIn on its sale to Microsoft, MyFitnessPal on its sale to UnderArmour, OpenTable on its sale to Priceline, Orbitz on its sale to Expedia, RetailMeNot on its sale to Harland Clarke, Shipt on its sale to Target, Tellme on its sale to Microsoft, Tubi on its sale to FOX, and Zappos on its sale to Amazon.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2002, she worked at Yahoo! for two years in mobile and instant messenger product management. In 2010, Marcie was featured in Investment Dealers’ Digest’s “Forty Under 40: Dealmaking, The Next Generation.” Marcie received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.