Mark is a seasoned operator and investor having led successful exits, multiple rounds of fundraising, investments, and an ICO. Aside from his experience, Mark has deep relationships and supportive team to help drive his efforts. Tess Ventures is a proud backer of Mark and investor in Shipyard.
Mark is the CEO & Co-Founder of Shipyard Software. He is an entrepreneur and investor who previously founded two venture-backed startups, Codex Protocol and Lofty. Currently, he is a Venture Partner at FJLabs, a board member of GMO Trust (issuer of GYEN, the first Yen-backed stablecoin), and a board member of the Foundation for Art & Blockchain (a 501c3 nonprofit). He is also the host of the podcast, WTF, Crypto, where he chats with experts in the industry about how the biggest developments in crypto affect traders. Previously, Mark was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, where his investments included Twilio (NYSE: TWLO). Mark has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Harvard College.
Simply put: Tess has the most hustle of anyone I know in venture, and that's a high bar. She is always on, always responsive, and always helpful - and that extends past the initial fundraise to intros, hires and bd deals you need along the way. When it comes to VC, that's most of the value-add right there.