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Flikshop CEO Marcus Bullock on Reshaping the Criminal Justice System

June 21st, 2022

Host David Cohen talks with CEO Marcus Bullock about his life, from prison to launching a venture-backed company that helps provide opportunities for the marginalized.


At 15 years old, Marcus Bullock’s life changed forever. He was locked in an adult maximum-security prison for 8 years after carjacking a man. Marcus began to feel hopeless, so his mother began to send photos and letters each day.

A few years after his release, his friends in prison asked Marcus for photos and letters of his travels and life. Marcus knew there had to be a better way to share his experiences outside the prison walls, and when he didn’t find an app to do it, he created it himself.

“I was promising them: I want you to live vicariously through me now. I want you to see these moments and share with me because I want you to know when you get out of prison, bro, you will have the same success,” he said.

Listen as Marcus shares his success after being released, starting with the company that gave him a chance, his entrepreneurial spirit, and the opportunity to hire those with felony convictions to give them a sustainable start.

Also, don’t miss David and Marcus discussing how Flikshop went from sharing photos with prison friends to a venture-backed company that helps reduce recidivism.


Follow Marcus Bullock on Twitter @_marcus_bullock and check out Flikshop's website.

Follow David Cohen on Twitter @davidcohen

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