Mark is a Managing Partner at Techstars Ventures. Previously, he co-founded and was Managing Partner of Highway 12 Ventures and has been investing in and working with startups since 1995. He's served on the board of directors of companies such as SendGrid, Sphero, Purch, Balihoo, Lendio, Statmuse, Two Bit Circus and many others. He’s also the past Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association.

Deeply passionate about Idaho, he's on the advisory board of the College of Engineering at Boise State University and was a founding board member of the Idaho Technology Council. Mark is also formerly President of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise’s fantastic science museum. He shares his thoughts on startups and entrepreneurship at his blog – To Write Is To Think.