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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.

One response to “Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line”

  1. Shaloo Shalini

    Nice read! Happy New Year!

    Well, as for Haimish line – its nice to be on the right side as long as you are in a ‘contained’ environment of say a camp (limited number of people), a tech event ( again limited number of ‘same-interest’ different viewpoint brandishing folks limited by registration/space/facility).

    In a larger crowd, uncontrolled and uncontained, its safer to be on the left (let’s say caution side not wrong side) in the interest of safety and your sanity. In cultures with multitudes of ‘people’ be it a large company, large extended family, a populated nation, public transport etc, the people factor gets too big to handle especially when everyone around is engaged in constant fight for survival. In such environments the need to differentiate oneself is there not for the sake of status but basic survival, breathing space and saving oneself from others stepping on your toes! Just a view from the other extreme end of Haimish line. Maybe its best to be somewhere in the middle – the sweet spot.