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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 “Conference Organizers Suck at Name Tags”

  1. DaveM

    Great!
    This is something that I find very annoying and I completely agree.

    The VoiceCon conferences (Now renamed Enterprise Connect) uses hanging badges where the necklace connects at each upper corner of the nametag – making it a non flip tag. Ingenious.

    I tweeted that I thought it was brilliant and a conference staffer actually sought me out to thank me for noticing. Evidently, designing a non flip badge costs extra and it is rarely in the budget. It’s one of those things that really works against the notion of attending the conference – to meet new people.

    The vast majority of the conferences I attend use hanging badges which seem to be flipped the wrong way miraculously more than 50% of the time.