About Mark Watson
I’m an entrepreneur who thrives on founding and growing new companies that leverage innovative new technologies. I enjoy driving product ideas through ideation, design, engineering, partnerships, go-to-market and reference accounts.
I advise startup founders and leadership, angel investors and VCs on a range of business challenges. I’ve raised significant round A, B & C funding.
• Co-founded and/or exited three companies across a range of B2B businesses including mobile apps, cloud, advanced analytics, systems management and customer experience management.
• CEO and Co-Founder of Skipjaq, while developing product architecture and raising round A funding from VCs.
• Recruited by investors to turn around engineering at Causata, Inc., which subsequently launched a series of products based on machine learning and leading to company sale.
• Established market-leading product for mobile middleware while serving as CEO and CTO at Volantis Systems, Ltd., leading to sale of company.
Professional Skills: passion for developing technologies, products and businesses; experienced in identifying and building strategic relationships; strong analytical skills with attention to detail; excellent oral, written and presentation abilities while influencing at all levels; skilled at balancing the needs of multiple constituencies and deadlines; decisive; strong business acumen; ability to build and mentor highly motivated teams; entrepreneurial; change management; passion for making customers successful