Mark Suster is a Partner at Upfront Ventures. He joined the firm in 2007 after having previously worked with Upfront Ventures for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.
Before joining Upfront Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO.
Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, a European SaaS company that was acquired by SWORD Group.
Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S. Mark looks to invest in passionate entrepreneurs in early-stage technology businesses. His interests include Digital Content and Distribution, AdTech, Consumer Internet, and SaaS businesses and he has deep operating experience having started and sold his last two companies.
Mark received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mark’s investments include: Adly, awe.sm, Burstly, DataSift, Epoxy, Gravity, Invoca, Maker Studios, Moonfrye, and MyTime. Invoca is Mark’s first investment as a partner at Upfront.
|Aug, 2016||ALL DAY MEDIA||$2.3M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2016||Density||$4M / Series A (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Jun, 2016||Nanit||$6.6M / Seed (Lead)||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2016||Invoca||$30M / Series D||Upfront Ventures|
|Oct, 2015||Skurt||$1.3M / Seed (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|May, 2015||GumGum||$26M / Series C||Upfront Ventures|
|Apr, 2015||Ferris||$2M / Seed (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Apr, 2015||MyTime||$9.25M / Series B (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Apr, 2015||Bit Kitchen||$3.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2014||uBeam||$10M / Series A (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Oct, 2014||Osmo||$12M / Series A||Upfront Ventures|
|Jun, 2014||Epoxy||$6.5M / Series A (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Jan, 2014||Invoca||$20M / Series C||Upfront Ventures|
|Oct, 2013||Osmo||$2.5M / Seed||Upfront Ventures|
|May, 2013||Adly||$2M / Venture (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|May, 2013||Neverware||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2013||Epoxy||$2M / Seed (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Nov, 2012||Invoca||$3.25M / Venture||Upfront Ventures|
|Oct, 2012||Gravity||$10.6M / Series B (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|May, 2012||MyTime||$3M / Series A||Upfront Ventures|
|Dec, 2011||ecomom||$4M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2011||awe.sm||$4.25M / Venture (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Nov, 2011||Burstly||$5.5M / Venture||Upfront Ventures|
|Oct, 2011||Pose.com||$3M / Series A||Upfront Ventures|
|Oct, 2011||Treehouse||$600k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2011||GameSalad||$6.1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2011||Pose.com||$1.6M / Venture (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Dec, 2010||awe.sm||$1M / Seed||Upfront Ventures|
|Nov, 2010||Invoca||$4M / Series B (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Sep, 2010||ecomom||$1.1M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2010||GameSalad||$1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|May, 2010||Adly||$5M / Series B||Upfront Ventures|
|Jul, 2009||GumGum||$2.6M / Series A (Lead)||Upfront Ventures|
|Jun, 2009||Invoca||$3.5M / Series A||Upfront Ventures|
|Jul 28, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The founder of this startup wants to make sure you'll never wait in line again|
|Jul 27, 2016||iAM Wire - How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email|
|Jul 3, 2016||CSO Online - Vox Media EIC hacked, Twitter feed promoting questionable security service|
|Jun 21, 2016||Balitmore Sun - Alphabet, Facebook seen acquiring more as startup valuations sag|
|Jun 16, 2016||Xconomy - “Stay Lean as Long as You Can,” and Other VC Wisdom from Mark Suster|
|Jun 15, 2016||Venture Beat - Nanit uses computer vision to monitor your baby’s sleep patterns|
|Jun 15, 2016||TechCrunch - Nanit knows more about how your baby sleeps than you do|
|Jun 15, 2016||Tech Cocktail - Nanit to Launch Baby Sleep Behavior and Pattern Camera, Raises $6.6M|