Mark is an entrepreneur to the core. He started selling colorful moccasins to college girls, then popcorn to grocers, gravitated to investment banking and then cofounded GiftCertificates.com and finally Hayneedle.com - an online home product retailer. He realized there was a gap in funding startup companies in the Midwest and started Dundee Venture Capital which has invested in 25 startups.
In 2010, Mark founded Dundee Venture Capital to invest in companies at the earliest stages and to mentor startups as they ramp up their growth. Mark and his team have two funds in excess of $20 million.