Mr. Mark Platshon serves as a Partner at Birchmere Ventures. He also is an Angel Investor. He leads the investments in BloomBoard, Eargo, Estimote, and Peloton Technology. Previously he was a VantagePoint partner and a Silicon Valley CEO for 20 years. He co-founded Amprius and was an early investor in Tesla. Prior board roles include Synxis (acquired by Sabre), Everdream (acquired by Dell), ChargePoint, Embark, Solexant, GLO, Idetek, ELO, Ancore, Zing and Capnia. He earned a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University. As a U.S. Navy lieutenant, he was on Admiral Rickover's nuclear submarine engineering staff. He Co-Founded Icebreaker Ventures.