ABOUT MARK METRY
At the age of 7, I would go to newspapers and cut out baseball players in the sports section and glue them together with several pieces of paper to emulate real trading cards. In turn, I used the money to buy real baseball & Pokemon cards and cookies to give to my friends.
Despite my craftiness and entrepreneurial tendencies, I was labeled as a shy kid and decided to choose fear and not my real potential throughout most of my life. I built up a fair bit of social anxiety, which placed boundaries and prevented me from living the life I actually wanted to live.
I got my first job sweeping floors, cleaning tables, and taking orders from customers at my Dad's pizza store. I hustled my way through summers and saved enough money to buy a Laptop and iPhone. From then on I started learning online. I learned how to code, develop and build websites and mobile applications in 2009.
I started my own YouTube channel around video games at the age of 13 in 2010. I had a total of 35,000 subscribers and featured games like Call of Duty & Minecraft. Little did I know my content creation marketing skills were being built at a very young age.
I founded a Minecraft server at age 15 and it went on to be one of the biggest servers on the planet. I stayed as the creative operations director of PPMC, started in 2013 until 2018, the #1 Pixelmon Minecraft server in the world. As creative director, I grew the company’s website to reach over 10 million users and 10,000 registered premium members. I managed a remote staff team of over 40 talented individuals and directed company growth programs.
Founded and operating VU Dream currently (started in Dec. 2016), a growing and innovative virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based in Boston. VU Dream has worked with dozens of startups, studios, arcades, and other VR/AR businesses to help customers imagine new future realities. VU Dream is responsible for advertising and marketing for many virtual reality & mixed reality companies in the industry in many major cities around the world as well as posting daily content to millions of people online.
For fun, I host a Top 100 podcast called Humans 2.0. My show features an innovative and talented guest in every episode available on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher Radio, and iHeart Radio. On the show, Mark converses with Billionaires, New York Times Bestselling authors and world-class human beings like Seth Godin, Ed Mylett, and many others to educate for change in their own lives and upgrade to the Human version 2.0 that is inside all of us.
If you want to take a look at my day to day check out my Instagram.
Mark Metry is on Amazon Prime's TV Docuseries "The Social Media" season 2 attempting to solve some of the world's biggest problems. Mark is also the Host of the Global Top 100 podcast called Humans 2.0 featured by Forbes, NASDAQ and Yahoo Finance as the "Top 21 Growing Podcasts you must listen to in 2019." Mark's show has been listened to over 5 million times and features the greatest leaders of our time and frequently converses with Billionaires, Professional Athletes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and New York Times Bestselling authors exploring today's dynamic of the human experience in modern technological times of 2019.
Mark delivers talks, workshops and keynotes centered around human potential, mindset, social anxiety, transformation and using podcasting as a business and has spoken alongside an Olympian gold medalist and hosted next to James Altucher.
Mark Metry is the Founder of VU Dream, a marketing & brand agency founded and operating in Boston, Massachusetts working with startups, individuals & corporations to help customers imagine new future realities in the fields of emerging technology like virtual reality and podcasting.
First generation immigrant born in Boston, Mass 1997 of Parents from Egypt and came with $200 only.
At the Age of 7 went on Local Public Television after Winning Art Competition
Faced autoimmune based health issues during childhood & adolescence like asthma, ADD, IBS, appendicitis, insomnia, and more.
Endured severe social anxiety from a young age until 18 years old.
Started a YouTube Channel in 2010 and gained over 35,000 subscribers and earned a paying partnership with a Network.
In 2013, started the World’s #1 Minecraft Server and was the start of a six-figure business at the age of 15.
2016 hit rock bottom weighing over 200 lbs and depressed after discovering I was on the wrong path in life and was trying to be somebody else and not my true self.
November, 2016 I drew the line in the sand and began the quest of becoming a Human v2.0 and living a mentally healthy lifestyle.
December, 2016 started VU Dream, a technology acceleration agency on the edge of the growing exponential technologies industry.
August, 2017 began the creation of Humans 2.0 Podcast
August, 2018 Apple iTunes ranked Mark Metry’s Humans 2.0 Podcast in the Global Top 100 Podcasts among Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, NPR, Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness and more.
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 22nd, 1997 as a first-generation immigrant from Egypt. My parents came to the United States in 1996 with a couple hundred bucks in their pocket.