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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 “Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality”

  1. Henri Koppen

    Benjamin Franklin said that the Middle class is important for a country its prosperity ( http://goo.gl/6M0rZ3 ) Inequality is a fact and blaming one party is bigotry and non-constructive.

    Startups are in my opinion middle class, so basically a good thing. They’re investing time and money and therefore should pay less tax (at least temporarily).

    VC’s should receive tax breaks too, since they are investing and putting money in the economy.

    I generally agree with your opinion but I don’t believe inequality is an obvious consequence of capitalism. It’s too simple. Income inequality in the states is a united states problem and solving has to do with creating a bigger middle class, let’s focus on that. It’s not a startup or VC problem.