Mark Zaleski Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 8

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 3


Mark Zaleski General Information


Mr. Mark Zaleski serves as Partner, Managing Director & Centre Lead at BCG Digital Ventures. He serves as Advisor at Spotahome. Mr. Zaleski served as a Partner at Hearn Capital and as Chairman and Investor at Dynistics. He is an Angel investor, consultant, senior executive and non-executive company Director specializing in multi-country high-growth internet/digital media businesses. Since 2007, he is the main investor and the Chairman of HES NV, the leading online movie rental site in the Benelux. From 2011 until it was sold in 2013 (to Cyrte Investments), he was an advisor to the Supervisory Board of Emesa N.V. the leading e-commerce site in the Netherlands for travel and leisure packages. He has invested in several other high-growth internet businesses across Europe such as QXL Ricardo (sold to Naspers), Dailymotion (sold to France Telecom), Shutl (sold to eBay Inc), Limundo, Kupinda, GOOM, Digitouch, Show-My-Homework, Wave Optics and Wikimart. He served as Board Member at Satchel, GoCardless, and Wave Optics. He is also an Investment Partner in PROfounders Capital and Passion Capital and a Limited Partner in BBV's Fund II. He was Chairman and CEO of Paris-based Dailymotion from 2007 to 2009. Under his leadership, the company became the world's number one independent video-sharing site with over 60 million unique visitors and 1 billion video views per month. He helped raise €25M in new capital, set the strategy, led the legitimization of its existence and business model, and grew the company rapidly across the globe (at the time of his leaving it was the fastest growing online video sharing site) and led in monetization putting significant distance in all areas to other independent competitors. From 2000, he was CEO for QXL Ricardo plc (QXL.L), a leader in online consumer trading platforms. He led the company to profitability and several clear market leadership positions. QXL was the best performing stock on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 and the LSE's Main Market in 2004. It was sold for nearly £1 billion in 2007. Before joining QXL, he was President of Operations for California-based Webvan Inc (WBVN), launching the company's operations, leading 4000 employees, and generating $300M in annualized revenues. With three other officers of the company, he raised nearly $600M including the Company's IPO, valuing the company then at $8.3 Billion. He has also held senior executive positions in the European operations of Federal Express Corporation and The Nielsen Company. Mr. Zaleski has a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's of Science in Social Science from the University of Oxford. He also has an MBA degree from European University. He was featured in Dan Matthews' book 'New Rules of Business: Leading entrepreneurs reveal their secrets for success and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the RSA.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Mark Zaleski Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
RentCheck 09-Aug-2021 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 28-Jan-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
WaveOptics 01-Sep-2019 00000 00000 000.00 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
GoCardless 01-Dec-2013 00000 00000 000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Shutl 11-Oct-2012 00000 00000 00.00 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Shutl 12-Oct-2009 0000 00000 00000 Logistics Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Limundo 01-Jun-2009 Angel (individual) 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 0000 0000000
Dailymotion 31-Aug-2007 Early Stage VC 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000000

Mark Zaleski Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
WaveOptics 21-May-2021 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Shutl 22-Oct-2013 000000000000000000
Dailymotion 10-Jan-2013 000000000000000000 00000

Mark Zaleski Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Mark Zaleski Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Mark Zaleski Angel Investor 0 London, United Kingdom

Mark Zaleski Co-Investors (16)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Brian Long 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Cox Enterprises 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
James Coulter 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Moderne Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Schmidt Family Foundation 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Mark Zaleski FAQs

  • Who is Mark Zaleski?

    Mark Zaleski is an angel Investor who has made 8 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Mark Zaleski?

    Mark Zaleski is an angel investor.

  • What does Mark Zaleski do?

    As an angel investor, Mark Zaleski invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Mark Zaleski invested in?

    Mark Zaleski has made numerous investments in companies like RentCheck,, and WaveOptics within the Business/Productivity Software and Electronics (B2C) industries.

  • What has Mark Zaleski invested in recently?

    Mark Zaleski's latest investment was on 09-Aug-2021 in RentCheck, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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