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Exit Velocity is a Venture Studio based in the heart of Silicon Valley with more than 50 years combined experience as startup founders, angel investors and corporate executives.

We've successfully exited multiple international companies across telecommunications, media, and consumer products.

We're an experienced team providing C-Level Executives across product (hardware and software), strategy, marketing, sales, partnerships, talent acquisition, team building and company exits.

Whether you're a team of one, two or 200, we offer a personalized service to help scale your business. We invest over the long term because your success is our success.

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Mark is a company builder, CEO/COO and highly successful entrepreneur. Throughout his career, Mark has had a unique ability to identify and disrupt markets having built and sold three previous companies to Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, Hayward International and EMI/Chrysalis Music.

Born in Germany and raised in Southeast Asia, with a professional career that spans the U.S. and European markets, Mark brings a global perspective to everything he does. He is recognized for his work building and shaping a wide range of companies from startups to large scale organizations across media, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

In 2014, Mark co founded ConnectedYard (an industry leading smart water sensing company). As COO, Mark oversaw the product design, company operations, branding, marketing, sales/business development, strategic partnerships and the manufacturing of

tens of thousands of smart sensors through its factories in China.

Raising over $13m in funding and valued at 20 x the initial investment, Mark led the sale of the company to Hayward International in April 2018.

In 2019, Mark co-founded Exit Velocity to help even more startups to experience the success he's had.

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Stuart is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, investor and product technology specialist. Three times he's built and managed teams in excess of 200 staff. He's sold previous companies to Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent and Grey Advertising.

He has founded businesses in Australia, the UK and the US and also works with, and invests in, a number of startups and large businesses, helping develop their products, go-to-market strategies, build their development teams and raise capital. 

He's particularly interested in helping great Aussie and international founders transition their business to the US, helping them raise capital and launch their products.

His investment portfolio includes a video AI platform, a kid's sports network, an enterprise messaging app, an IoT platform and a sewer inspection and image analytics platform.


With 25 plus years working in digital media and consumer technology, he has developed a finely tuned sense of how best to build teams and deliver transformative products in businesses that are challenged by the disruption around them.

In 2019, Stuart co-founded Exit Velocity to help even more startups to experience the success he's had.

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