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DFJ Gotham Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City focused primarily on investments in information technology startups based in the Northeast U.S. and Israel.
We partner with extraordinary teams of entrepreneurs to build strong and successful businesses that make a huge impact in their industries. We take pride in being an active partner, leveraging our experience, knowledge and relationships to provide substantial value to our portfolio companies.
DFJ Gotham is part of the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Global Network, the largest venture capital network in the world.
DFJ Gotham Ventures
Mark is an Associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures. He works closely with DFJ Gotham portfolio companies ViVOtech and Drop.io.
In addition, Mark is the author of Get Venture, a blog that addresses industry topics and offers guidance to entrepreneurs on how to raise venture capital. Mark is also an occasional contributor to a number of industry news services, including CenterNetworks and Silicon Alley Insider.
Mark organizes events for entrepreneurs through the Columbia Venture Community, a group Mark founded to serve Columbia University’s student and alumni entrepreneurs. He is also helping the Duke University create an entrepreneurship community by serving on Duke’s Global Entrepreneurship Network taskforce.
Mark’s background includes venture investing, merger & acquisitions, consulting and startup roles with software and Internet companies.
Before joining DFJ Gotham, Mark was an active entrepreneur and advisor. He was the Founder and CEO Zotspot, an internet search destination, and an advisor to numerous startups. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mark consulted at both KPMG and Bain & Company to approximately fifty Fortune 1000 and private equity clients on the strategic and financial attractiveness of acquisition targets representing a cumulative transaction value in excess of $6.5 billion.
Mark earned his B.A. in Economics, cum laude, at Duke University and his M.B.A. at Columbia Business School, where he was the Early Stage President of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club and an InSITE Fellow.
||ExpoTV is the first and largest video-based social commerce network specifically tailored for the consumer in control, offering a fun, fast way for real people to connect, share and celebrate the products they are passionate about.|
||ViVOtech ViVOtech's breakthrough technology is driving next generation electronic payments worldwide. With the company's technology, customers can make contactless payments with radio frequency (RF) enabled credit cards, access cards and infrared cell phones at existing point-of-sale (POS) systems.|
||Lumeta Corporation delivers proprietary network intelligence solutions including network and server discovery, leak detection and perimeter verification. Lumeta's analysis and assessment services provide foundational network knowledge that reveals comprehensive, detailed definitions of an enterprise network for risk, change and asset management.|
||Izea is the leading marketplace for consumer generated advertising. The Izea platform connects advertisers with a network of bloggers and other consumer content creators throughout the blogosphere and social networks. |
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