After graduating from Cambridge in the early 90′s, Mark abandoned his scientific background to found one of Cambridge’s early web design agencies. Over the subsequent seven years, he spun off and sold a number of pure internet businesses until finally closing down the agency business in 1999 to focus on a growing startup selling managed online gaming services to telcos.
After the dotcom crash wiped out the telco market, Mark retreated to London to lick his wounds and worked for IMG, running the development team for sports.com‘s 2002 world cup website and then on to business development for gamer.tv, another IMG startup focusing on internet video and casual gaming. More recently Mark crossed over into the public sector working to bring government services online under Labour’s eGovernment agenda, and latterly as MD of a Cambridge-based supplier of IT systems to government with a £4m turnover.
However, Mark always felt more at home as an entrepreneur, and now spends his days bringing new products to new markets in Red Gate’s fledgling markets division.