Mark Wachen Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 19

  • Portfolio
  • 8

  • Exits
  • 10


Mark Wachen General Information


Mr. Mark Wachen is the Founder and serves as Managing Director at Upstage Ventures. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at CardSnacks. He also served as Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures. He also serves as Board Member at Veritonic. He served as Board Member at Ordergroove. He was the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Optimost. He is also the founder of Optimost, the company that pioneered multivariate testing and optimization on the Internet, and he served as CEO for the company up until its acquisition by Interwoven in November 2007 for $52 million. He also served as an Advisor at Acorn. Before his entrepreneurial successes, he worked for seven years at Sony overseeing a variety of Internet initiatives. He was the CEO of Indimi, a company majority-owned by Sony. While there, he spearheaded the acquisitions of InfoBeat, AdTools, and DailyRating. He was Vice President of Online Ventures for Sony Music, where he directed online initiatives, including Sony Music's investments in Spinner (acquired by AOL for $300 million), and the launch of the Sony Music Online Website in 1994. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States
+1 (914) 000-0000

Mark Wachen Investments (19)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
PuzzleSocial 22-Dec-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 00 0000 11-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00000 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000000000 07-Jul-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000000 15-May-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Internet Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 19-Feb-2013 0000 00000 000 Electrical Equipment Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000000000 16-Nov-2012 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 13-Sep-2012 00000 00000 00.000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
000000 29-Aug-2012 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Tripl 26-Apr-2012 Seed Round 0000 Social Content Out of Business 0000 000000
AfterSteps 30-Mar-2012 Early Stage VC 00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000 000000
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Mark Wachen Exits (10)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Stella Connect 07-Sep-2020 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
00000 01-Jun-2020 000000000 00000000
0000 000 000000000 26-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
000000000 01-Aug-2016 0000000000
000000000000 01-Jul-2016 000000000000000000 000.00
0000000000 01-Nov-2015 000 00 00000000
0000000 00000 03-Dec-2014 000000000000000000
000000 07-Nov-2013 000000000000000000
Tripl 01-Jan-2013 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
ChaiLabs 15-Aug-2010 Merger/Acquisition 0000
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Mark Wachen Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Mark Wachen Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY
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