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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.

3 responses to “The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective”

  1. sassyboy

    Last year when we were developing the first release of our application, majority of the work was done when all 3 of us were present in one room. Rest of the time, the speed was slow. Post that experience I always prefer when teams work out of the same room.

  2. WORKetc

    We have a very different take on this and after hearing from a few of our customers are weighing in the debate. Fundamentally Mark is talking about well funded start ups looking to make it mega big – the next Google or Facebook:
    http://admin.worketc.com/Blogs/Development/51

  3. CloudCEO

    Mark’s personal experiences are his. The majority of experienced professionals embrace distributed teams aggressively. I think Mark’s view might be colored by he number of start up (i.e. inexperienced management teams) he deals with.