Marc Ecko (born August 29, 1972) is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, investor, artist, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Marc Ecko Enterprises, a billion-dollar global fashion and lifestyle company. He is also founder of Artists and Instigators, a venture innovation company, and a partner at SeventySix Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund. Marc Ecko was born Marc Louis Milecofsky in New Jersey in 1972. He was brought up with his twin Marci and an older sister, Shari, in suburban Lakewood, New Jersey, where his father was a pharmacist and his mother was a real estate broker. The siblings attended local public schools. In his teenage years, Ecko turned his parents garage into a design studio and showroom, creating and marketing t-shirts with his own designs, customizing hip-hop clothing, and airbrushing girls fingernails. Ecko entered Rutgers Universitys School of Pharmacy after high school.
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