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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 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.

2 responses to “Are Business Plans Still Necessary?”

  1. joseph Flahiff

    I so agree! If you are in the business to make money then have a plan to make money. At least have an idea. Get in there and start your business. Stripping the business plan down to just the base essentials is mandatory. but once you get that down, then get in there and startup your startup!

  2. Sharon Ideas

    I also agree….just like a road map is essential when planning a trip, a business road map is needed when starting on a journey as a business owner. Financial planning is the key to being successful!

    Thanks for the great blog!