After pursuing an industry career as a software and algorithm developer at Cambridge Consultants and Robert Bosch making a number of inventions, Marko went to study at Cambridge University where he obtained an MBA.
In 1997 he joined 3i Deutschland in Frankfurt and Stuttgart where he made investments in lighthouse small-cap technology companies some of which went public, including web.de AG, Actelion AG, Openshop AG and Heiler Software AG.
In 2000 Marko helped to build a US presence for 3i and joined the Boston office. He became a partner in 2003 and was responsible for 3i’s semiconductor investment business on the East Coast and part of the leaders’ group and the investment committee of 3i’s global venture business.
He left 3i in 2007 to co-found PINOVA Capital in Munich, a lower mid-cap fund manager, together with two partners. PINOVA was one of the few fund managers that was successful in raising a first fund during the financial crisis. Marko successfully exited / partly exited two investments in 2015 which were the first exits for the PINOVA fund in general.