Chairman, ChicagoNEXT, Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Mark Tebbe brings more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial and start-up experience that has included the founding of two NASDAQ-listed publicly-traded corporations as well as direct involvement in numerous start-up and high-growth companies. In his capacity at Lake Capital, Mark is involved in guiding and aiding numerous portfolio companies with strategy development, operational refinement, execution monitoring, as well as investment evaluation, structuring and negotiation.
Prior to his involvement with Lake Capital, Mark was the founder and chairman of Techra Networks, a Chicago-based business consulting firm which assisted companies in better leveraging technology to enhance their business results. Mark is also a founder and the vice-chairman of Answers Corporation (NASDAQ:ANSW), which owns and operates advertising-supported public websites, answers.com and wikianswers.com that have grown to be one of the leading information portals on the Internet while being named one of the fastest growing U.S.-based websites by ComScore and Hitwise in both 2007 and 2008.