Mr. Mario Martinez is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at MRTNZ Ventures. Mr. Martinez is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman Emeritus at StartupAZ Foundation. Mr. Martinez serves as the Chairman of InvestSouthwest.org and VentureMadness.com. He served as Board Member at Narrable and Pure Chat. Previously he was a Co-Founder at 360 Vantage and also served as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as an Advisor at Tallwave Capital. He is a very active investor, advisor and board member for early-stage ventures. He is also a true leader and example in the Phoenix startup community. It was thanks to Mr. Martinez and a handful of others that the #yesphx movement was born in April of 2014. Mr. Martinez is also the generous seed funder and key driver behind the new Startup AZ Foundation which aims to create a stronger AZ ecosystem for young companies to grow. He also serves as the Chairman of Invest Southwest, including leadership of the upcoming Venture Madness competition and Conference. Mr. Martinez is the founder & former CEO of 360 Vantage, which was acquired by IMS Health in 2013. His story is a terrific tale of a man who saw a problem, bootstrapped the creation of a solution and saw it through to exit.