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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 has.
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 small businesses, helping develop their products, go-to-market strategies, build their development teams and raise finance.
He's particularly interested in helping great Aussie 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 has.
STARTUP SALES SPECIALIST and MENTOR
Brielle is a startup executive passionate about building impact driven companies from the ground up. Specialized in pre-seed to series B startups, she helps organizations test and establish product market fit, build and mentor sales teams, implement scalable sales processes, and build predictable revenue. She helps startups across several industries develop their VC pitch deck, many which have proved instrumental in successfully raising their pre-seed, seed, and series A rounds.
After many years as a VP of Sales and Executive at two early stage startups, Brielle realized there was a significant need from founders, who had great products and ideas, but that the lacked the resources or know how to build the revenue side of their business. That led her to consulting where she has a helped coach founders at growth phase startups, putting in place lead generation engines, sales playbooks, sales processes, and the critical foundations to reach or optimize predictable revenue.
She also was Director of the Female Founders Alliance, helping mentor and connect female founders with investors and media contacts. In 2016 she was one of 425 Business Magazines 30 under 30.