Mark is an Edmund Hillary Fellow from the US. He launched Quidnet Ventures, a new fund to support early-stage NZ companies. Mark has spent over 30+ years in the technology and innovation sector, with experience in semiconductor manufacturing, open systems hardware. software development, big data, software as a service, and Internet of Things.
Previously he held both CEO and CTO roles at companies like SkywriterRX, Neustar, Symantec, and Airmedia. He ran IBM’s innovation lab in Japan and was Managing Director of Vista Labs (Vista Equity Partners), helping their portfolio companies innovate more effectively. He began his career as a research staff member in the Physical Science Department of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Mark holds PhD, MA, and MPhil degrees in physics from Columbia University and a BA degree in physics from Harvard College.
Lately, Mark has invested in aerospace related companies in New Zealand like Dawn Aerospace and Pypervision.
In this interview, Mark will talk about his long history driving rapid innovation in big organizations as well as funding and advising deep tech startups, particularly in New Zealand where he sees ingenuity and creative frugalism has created a global competitive advantage for kiwis.
Quidnet Ventures - investing in science-based, deep tech companies in New Zealand.
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