FORA.tv Speaker - Mark Suster
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.