|Stanford, Bachelor's of Science||2001|
Mark Goldenson is CEO of Breakthrough.com, a startup that helps people find a therapist and receive online counseling. Breakthrough.com was a TechCrunch 50 Finalist.
Mark was a product manager at PayPal and previously co-founded PlayCafe, a live game show network. PlayCafe saw engagement of over 80 minutes per day from players but did not reach enough players, returning $300k of its $1M raised. Mark was also co-founder and COO of Woosh, a startup that created automated online storefronts for small businesses. Woosh raised $21 million in funding and was a finalist in the 1998 Stanford E-Challenge.
Mark also co-founded the Stanford Bazaar, a local online marketplace acquired by Stanford, and founded the Stanford Squash Team, home to national champion Lily Lorentzen and world champion coach Mark Talbott. Mark also founded a Stanford philosophy club and researched brain imaging of lucid dreams for four years in the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory. Mark has completed coursework for a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in Symbolic Systems from Stanford.
Mark previously wrote a column evaluating new startup ideas for VentureBeat.
Breakthrough.com launches at TechCrunch 50Added: 6/6/11
Breakthrough.com CEO Mark Goldenson interviewed on The EntrepreneursAdded: 6/7/11