Dundee Venture Capital
Mark is the founder of Dundee Venture Capital, an Omaha, Nebraska-based venture capital firm investing in seed-stage growth companies in the Midwest. Dundee VC’s three funds, comprising $50M in total capital, have invested in 30 companies in Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago, and Boulder. He is founder of StraightShot, a local accelerator, as well as Interface Web School.
Mark is a co-founder of Omaha-based Hayneedle.com, one of the largest online retailers of home furnishings. Prior to co-founding Hayneedle, Mark was a co-founder of GiftCertificates.com.
Before his entrepreneurial pursuits, Mark was a Managing Director of the investment banking firm McCarthy Capital.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Mark received his BA from the University of Nebraska and his MBA from Creighton University.
An Omaha native, Mark and his wife Jane have 8 children and reside in the city’s Dundee neighborhood. Mark is a member of the board of directors of Children’s Hospital in Omaha; he also plays ice hockey in the Beer and Pretzel Hockey League (the six-time-champion Gold Team ☺).
Mark served his fellowship at Dundee Venture Capital under the mentorship of Sharon Carlton. He is a member of Class 22.