Work experience

Work experience
2011 - Present

Founder & CEO

AI Exchange, Inc.

In 2011, entrepreneur Marco Bitran and two business partners founded AI Exchange, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. Bitran raised $1.5 million in startup venture capital from several of the industry’s top early-stage investment funds, including General Catalyst, LaunchCapital, Common Angels and Founder Collective. The company, of which he is also Chief Executive Officer, aims to bring transparency and liquidity to investment advisers and clients. As such, Marco Bitran designed technology that enables advisers to access alternative investment strategies.


2001 - 2003


Harvard Business School

Attended and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi National Honor Societies at MIT


Marco Bitran received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Economics from MIT. He earned his Master's in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2003. Marco is married to Devorah Bitran. He enjoys running 5K and 10K road races, spending time with his two children and family, and skiing. Marco is also involved in and volunteers with various philanthropic endeavors, including the Greenlight Fund, the Bitran Family Charitable Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, local food banks, organizations that assist underprivileged children, animal rights organizations, and several educational organizations. Marco Bitran is the Founder of AI Exchange, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts, a hedge fund separately managed account platform. AI Advisors is a wholly owned subsidiary of AI Exchange. In launching the company, Bitran developed the technology to offer alternative investment strategies in a managed-account format, and raised $1.5 million in venture capital from top-tier venture funds, including General Catalyst, Founder Collective, Common Angels, and LaunchCapital. Marco has built a successful team including former senior executives from Schwab Investments and Wellington Management Company. Before incorporating AI Exchange in 2011, Bitran was Portfolio Manager at Clearstream Investments, LLC, a quantitative exchange-traded fund that followed fund models designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts, Bitran spent three years with Wellington Management Company in Boston, Massachusetts, as a Sector-fund Manager and Global Industry Analyst. He utilized a fundamentals-driven process for portfolio construction, working closely with portfolio teams and global equity research analysts to synthesize investment theses and investment ideas. Marco Bitran also worked with Morgan Stanley at its Menlo Park, California, location, first as a Financial Analyst in the investment banking division, and then as an Equity Research Associate with the telecommunications equipment team. In the latter position, Marco Bitran was a member of a three-person team that served industry-leading technology and data networking companies. Marco's first startup was Digital Entertainment Media, Inc., one of the industry's first web-based music streaming services. Bitran developed the software architecture and a business plan, in addition to recruiting staff.

Marco Bitran: A Few Composting Tips

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Life's Lessons

Over the last 10 years Marco Bitran has learned a great deal., and he wants to make sure that others can learn from his experiences. Please make sure that you first read this page. Here are some additional lessons learned … 1. We make our lives very complicated … simplify your life — it’s too short to be so complicated. 2. Don’t worry if you are facing a big problem and can’t see through it. You will work it out. Don’t get anxious about it … just try to break the problem down into small steps. You may not see the solution today – but in days, weeks or months you will. Just keep moving forward and take it one step at a time. Marco has faced problems that seemed intractable for years … you need to keep moving forward — take it one step at a time … If you do so, you will finally see light at the end of the tunnel. If you keep moving and don’t quit, even big problems work themselves out. As a friend told me “this too shall pass.” 3. Watch “The Wire” — it teaches a lot about politics, the justice system, and how life is for much of America’s less privileged. 4. Eat a balanced mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat. The food pyramid is rigged. Sugar is a killer. 5. Watch the documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.” It explains how the justice system is broken in this country, why the prison population in the US has grown by 500% since 1975, and how this has ravaged African American communities. Well made documentary … 6. Great article in the NY Times 7. Careful with people who you sense are jealous … they can be very dangerous. 8. Too much drive and ambition are a bad thing. Sometimes when you are trying to drive forward, make sure to slow down. 9. When you do something wrong, admit it. People will respect you for it. If you lie, especially to the law, your problems will become 100x worse. 10. One of the great things about this country — we respect people who make a come back after falling down. 11. Stay fit. Your physical health and mental health are very linked. If you ever are forced to go through a draining, difficult situation, being fit will make a huge difference. 12. Don’t be ashamed about seeing a counselor or needing medication to help you through a tough phase of life.  It can make a huge difference. Sometimes we all need a boost.