Mark Solon

Managing Partner at TechStars Central LLC

Mark Solon

Mark Solon

Managing Partner at TechStars Central LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Techstars Ventures
TechStars Central LLC
Highway 12 Ventures, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

2782

Primary Location

Boise, ID, United States

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

10/24/1965

Age

55

Interests

Camping, Hockey

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Co-Founder at TechStars Central LLC

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Co-Founder at Foundry Group LLC

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Chairman at Sphero, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at CradlePoint, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Two Bit Circus, Inc.

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Co-Founder at TechStars Central LLC

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Chief Technology Officer & Director at Two Bit Circus, Inc.

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General Partner at Highway 12 Ventures, Inc.

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Founder at Blue Note Ventures

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Director, Chief Technology Officer & Founder at OpenLogic, Inc.

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Mark Solon
Managing Partner at TechStars Central LLC
Education
Liberal Arts Major

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

Career History
Managing Partner
2012 - Current

Techstars Ventures seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US. The firm targets across a broad range of software and web companies operating in the fields of consumer internet, business apps, gaming and human or computer interaction. It makes co-investments with other venture firms and provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Managing Partner
2012 - Current

TechStars Central is an active manager which invests in companies located in the United States. The firm targets companies operating in the field of commercial services and technology services. They provides financing for accelerator/incubator and seed stage capital requirements.

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
2000 - Current

Highway 12 Venture invests in companies located in the US, primarily in Intermountain West states of Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Montana. The firm makes investments in high growth companies of all kinds. They provide financing for early stage capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current
Co-Chair
Prior
Director
Prior

Purch Group, Inc. provides digital content and services. The firm offers mobile advertising and desktop advertising products. The company was founded by Jerry Ropelato, Alfred Vericel, and Michael Eltzroth in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH TO PLAY COMPETITIVE HOCKEY.

Member of the Advisory Board
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Political Donations
$2,400
2009

Co-Founder at The Majority Group

$500
2007

Co-Founder at The Majority Group

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Techstars Holdings LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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