Primary Role
Managing Director at DFJ Growth
Harvard Business School

Person Details


Mark is a Managing Director of DFJ Growth.

Mark has been with Draper Fisher Jurvetson since 2002 serving as a Venture Partner for DFJ ePlanet Ventures (investors in Baidu [BIDU] and Skype) focusing on growth stage investments prior to co-founding DFJ Growth in 2006.

Mark has over 29 years of experience with entrepreneurial deal making in both investment and operating roles. Mark has served as a high impact executive in both private and public high technology companies.

He has played an integral role, as an executive and officer, in building two billion dollar public companies: Symantec Corporation [SYMC], where he led the M&A effort through most of the 1990s, and Healtheon/WebMD [WBMD] where he led the early M&A effort pre and post-IPO.

He also co-founded WebPartner and served as an Executive at Portal Software. His investment experience includes interning as one of the first associates at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (during which time he first met Tim Draper and John Fisher while they were at Alex. Brown & Sons) and serving as a General Partner at Venrock Associates.

Mark has served as a Board Member and Advisor to numerous companies. He is an Advisor to Silver Spring Networks, TrialPay, and formerly was an Advisor to AdMob (acquired by Google - GOOG).

He graduated Cum Laude with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. Mark also attained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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