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University of California, San Diego (UCSD), BA 1991
University of Chicago, MBA 1998

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GRP Partners

Mark Suster

Mark joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.

Most recently Mark was Vice President, Product Management at (NASDAQ: CRM) following its acquisition of Koral,where Mark was Founder and CEO.

Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, the largest independent global content collaboration company focused on the engineering and construction sectors, which was acquired by SWORD Group (PARIS: SWP). Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S.

Mark received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a dual citizen of the US and the UK.

Mark founded Launchpad LA, a program designed to help mentor LA’s most promising first-time startup CEO’s.

Mark sits on the Boards of companies including Maker Studios, Invoca, DataSift, MyTime and ePoxy.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Neverware 5/2013Seed$1M8
ecomom 12/2011Series A$4M19
Treehouse 10/2011Seed$600k7
GameSalad 3/2011Series A$6.1M10
ecomom 9/2010Angel$1.1M26
GameSalad 7/2010Series A$1M9



  1. Neverware Raises $1M To Keep Schools’ Computers Quick Like Lightning ( [edit]
  2. Health Conscious Mom Commerce Site Ecomom Raises A Healthy $4 Million ( [edit]
  3. Web Design Community Treehouse Raises $600K From Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose, And Others ( [edit]
  4. GameSalad Raises $6.1 Million For iPhone And iPad Game Creation Tool ( [edit]
  5. Techcrunch ( [edit]
  6. Gendai Games Raises Over $1 Million For iPhone And iPad Game Creation Tool ( [edit]
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