Internet Capital Group
Mark has been partnering with visionary entrepreneurs and early stage companies as an operator, investor and founder for 15+ years. After graduating from Stanford in 1996, driven by a passion to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of building large, category-defining businesses, he set out to learn as much about company building and entrepreneurship.
Mark got his start at Internet Capital Group as an unpaid intern, and soon after became their first investment professional. Next, he joined VerticalNet (a company in which he angel invested at the age of 23), later becoming SVP of M&A/Strategic Partnerships and helping take the company public in 1999. After VerticalNet, he returned to angel investing, with a focus on investing in one or two companies per year, working closely with founders, and over time, acting as the lead investor and board member.
Then, in 2006, after 8 years of angel investing, Mark founded MHS Capital with support of an exceptional group of tech entrepreneurs and seasoned industry executives. Through the fund, Mark continues to partner with entrepreneurs who are on a mission to create long-lasting, meaningful companies that will change the world.