After years of founding, funding and managing leading start-ups in the US and Europe, Mark and his dog Sunny have returned to California to help head operations at Treeline, an innovation consulting and development agency that works with leading global corporations, start-ups and incubates venture backed spinouts.Mark has had an eclectic and distinguished career at the junction of technology, policy and entrepreneurship, focused on taking companies and products from concept to launch to exponential growth. He has co-founded five venture backed companies, with three successful exits including Lux Research, 349Q and Leonardo Biosystems. Mark also helped to launch beacon industry leader Estimote, going on to serve as COO. Mark has also served as an advisor to global corporations Apple, Daimler, Pixar, and GE: leading startups such as Namely, Pilot and ThredUP; as well as IoT newco’s NodeLab, Platform Science, Silvair, and Avimesa.Mark also founded the NanoBusiness Alliance, the Big Data Coalition and the Water Innovation Alliance, which developed standards and raised billions in federal and corporate funding for advancing the development of these innovative technologies. He created the first university program for entrepreneurship in the arts with Creative Futures at Tufts-SMFA and taught courses on tech entrepreneurship at RPI. Mark has also been a mentor to Startup BootCamp IoT, Readwrite Labs, UCLA B-Ventures, and other leading incubators and accelerator programs in the US, Canada, and Europe.Mark is currently writing a book on transforming legacy corporation by utilizing startup methods and tools. He writes regularly for Xconomy on the future of a ubiquitously connected world. Mark also had stints as CNBC technology commentator and co-host, where he advised US Presidents and foreign leaders on technology policy. He has also lectured on emerging technologies at WEF, Horasis, Milken Institute, EmTech, the US Senate and US House, and at numerous leading conferences, universities and corporations.When hes not at the offices, he is an activist, strongman athlete, and conceptual artist whose work has appeared in numerous galleries and museums.