Mr. Mark Watt serves as Managing Partner at Noosphere Ventures. He also is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member at Firefly Aerospace. He joined William Blair & Company in 2010 as the head of Internet and digital media investment banking. Prior to joining the firm he was a Partner in America's Growth Capital's Menlo Park investment banking group. Before joining AGC, Mr. Watt was a Director in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch, where he was a leading member of its Global Internet and Digital Media investment banking practice. He joins AGC with 10 years of investment banking experience, having advised on over $10 billion of equity and debt financings, as well as over $20 billion of mergers and acquisitions for clients including Blue Nile, eBay, eHealth Insurance, FTD, InterActiveCorp, HP, Move.com and Research in Motion. Previously, Mr. Watt was a member of Merrill Lynch's European Financial Sponsors Banking Group, based in London, UK, where he focused on strategic advisory and debt financing assignments for leading European and US private equity funds. A native of Scotland, Mr. Watt began his career at Ernst & Young. Immediately prior to joining AGC, he was a Managing Director at TriplePoint Capital, a global specialty finance company, where he focused on later stage venture investing. Mr. Watt holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CA).