Mark Crane serves as Venture First’s full-time VP of Business Development. He is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and has 25+ years’ experience as a Leader or Advisor for fast-growth companies in technology, healthcare, and manufacturing.
Mark’s work has connected him to 200+ high net worth individuals, family offices, and venture funds that seek alternative investments. Mark co-founded and serves in the General Partner for several funds, including Sequel Fund, DF Distressed Real Estate Fund, Mass Self Storage Fund, and Strike Ventures Fund.
Mark graduated with Highest Distinction from Purdue’s Engineering School, and is a lecturer and business coach to entrepreneurs and students in the University of Louisville’s College of Business.