Mark Suster, Investment Partner at GRP Partners, talks about the new breed of innovative makers. He is in discussion with Jon Miller, Senior Advisor, News Corporation.
Mr. Jonathan F. Miller, Jon serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Media Group at News Corp. and has been its Chief Digital Officer since April 2009. Mr. Miller has been the Chief Digital Officer since March 2009. He serves as an Advisor of LaunchBox Digital and Mochila, Inc. Mr. Miller served as an Advisor of General Atlantic LLC. He advised General Atlantic LLC on media and consumer related sectors. Mr. Miller has extensive management experience in interactive services, media, entertainment, and associated enabling technologies. He is a digital media veteran known for his strategic and operational expertise.
Mark Suster is a partner at GRP Partners. He joined the firm in 2007 after having previously worked with GRP for nearly eight years as a two-time entrepreneur. Previously, Suster was vice president, product management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where he was founder and CEO. Prior to Koral, Suster was founder and CEO of BuildOnline, the largest independent global content collaboration company focused on the engineering and construction sectors, which was acquired by SWORD Group. Earlier in his career, Suster spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. He received a BA in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He grew up in the U.S. and is also a citizen of the UK. Suster led the investment in Factual and currently sits on the boards of the following companies in GRP's portfolio: Ad.ly, Awe.sm, Burstly, Factual, GumGum, Pose, and Ring Revenue. You can follow him on Twitter @msuster and read his blog at bothsidesofthetable.com.