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2x startup Founder & CEO who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. His first company, BuildOnline was sold in 2005, his second, Koral was acquired by Salesforce.com and became known as Salesforce Content, while Mark served as VP Product Management. In 2007 Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner.  He focuses on early-stage technology companies, usually looking at Series A investment, and blogs at the aptly titled Both Sides of the Table.

8 responses to “What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI”

  1. Links for November 22 2009 | Eric D. Brown

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  2. jasonwebb

    Great article. Sometimes as a business owner I get caught up with so much to do, but doing the minimum with social media is really part of doing business these days. Thanks for your tips, I am going to try some of them out!

    Thanks and Regards/-
    Jason Webb

  3. Sean Coleman

    This is what I said to my team when we were told we needed a solid 25 page business plan and 5 year projections… with no product! I said let’s stop spending time pretending that the numbers we make up have any meaning and just fucking build a product. If it wasn’t for this we wouldn’t have ever launched.

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  5. Pratap Martin

    Nice article. I’ve learnt something for my future.

  6. Tim

    Amazing blog article! That’s what I’ve been through every single second for 3 years now (minus the big exits) (for now) ;-)

    Thanks for sharing!

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