A Business Degree and a Hippie Heart with Chris Marks
In this episode we talk with Chris Marks. He speaks with us about his life at sea, his adventures at Burning Man, and his dreams for a sustainable future. For more information about Praxis Institute visit: https://praxisinstitute.org/ Check out Chris' blog at: https://acceleratechange525605611.wordpress.com/
John Fein and Chris Marks of Firebrand Ventures // why two venture firms merged to become one [CC065]
Interview begins: 8:54Debrief: 45:54John Fein and Chris Marks are the managing partners of Firebrand Ventures.John started Firebrand Ventures in 2016, and we interviewed him in 2018.Prior to founding Firebrand, John served as Managing Director for Techstars, a leading startup accelerator with over 40 programs around the world. While at Techstars he ran three accelerator programs in Kansas City and invested in 30 startups. Companies that have gone through Techstars programs have raised a total of over $9 billion in funding and have a collective market cap of over $25 billion.Prior to Firebrand, Chris was the Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Note Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in great technology companies and serving entrepreneurs committed to authentic leadership.After co-investing in several companies together out of their respective funds, it became obvious that Chris and John not only shared a similar investment strategy, but also an underlying set of values around how they partnered with entrepreneurs. In late 2019 they decided to join forces and merged Firebrand and Blue Note.Key points: Disenchanted in the venture space 10:16 Firebrand and Blue Note starting together 14:19 Similar Values and investment approach 16:08 Merging ventures 17:34 Is there such a thing as good and bad timing? 21:22 Fund economics change 34:22 Preset framework for conflict 42:16 Follow John Fein and Chris Marks: - https://www.firebrandvc.com/team-members/john-fein - https://www.firebrandvc.com/team-members/chris-marks Follow upside on Twitter: https://twitter.com/upsidefm–This episode is sponsored by Enterprise Rising Conference.This year, Enterprise Rising is October 20-21 and totally online. If you're an enterprise SaaS startup then this will be the best online event you could attend all year.Get your tickets here and use promo code upside to save an additional 20%.–This episode is sponsored by Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, a full-service law firm known for assisting entrepreneurs across the Heartland.Click here to learn more about Taft–This episode of upside is also sponsored by Ethos Wealth Management. Managing wealth with an eye toward the future demands vigilance and skill in today’s global economy. Over the years, Ethos Wealth Management has worked with clients and their other professional advisors – including attorneys and accountants – to create comprehensive wealth management plans designed to make the best use of their wealth today and help ensure its endurance for future generations.They can do the same for you. Visit upside.fm/ethos to learn more.–Want to share information about your company, or an opportunity with the upside audience?Book a classified advertisement and your advertisement will be read in an upcoming episode of the show.Classified ads are priced at $100, and are: read by Jay and/or Eric on upside linked from the show notes linked from this website, upside.fm
Recorded live from BBQ Pitstop in Salt Lake City we chat with Chris Marks of Three Little Pigs Barbecue. Winner of 50 grand championships and Grand champion of the American Royal a staggering 8 times. Chris is also a business man with his own line of rubs and sauces and The Good-One smoker line as well. He also travels the world teaching BBQ So look out for a class near you!
#113 - Invest in Being Yourself (re-release) - with Bryce Roberts & Chris Marks
The Reboot Podcast
VC’s Bryce Roberts of OATV and Indie.vc, and Chris Marks of Blue Note Ventures both found the standard issue of the VC world was not a fit for them. They both sought out to set a new path, one that aligned with who they are and what they value. In a conversation with Jerry, and each other, they explore the challenges on their journey, and the potential opportunities they have to better connect with entrepreneurs through those challenges. In listening to this conversation, we hope you’ll consider: In my own work, what are my values? What are my priorities? What would it mean to invest in being myself? Leave us a review on iTunes! Follow our step by step guides: - How To: Leave a Review on Your Computer: - How To: Leave a Review on Your iPhone: Never miss an episode! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all our episode releases.
WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Chris Marks
Chris Spangle Show - We Are Libertarians Podcast Network
Chris Marks is a relative newcomer to the Libertarian Party, but when you hear him, you'll understand why he's running for president. He gives you his unique views on currency, Constitutional Law, energy, and how to to make greedy politicians use their greed to do their jobs.Support We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#32 Invest in Being Yourself - with Bryce Roberts and Chris Marks
The Reboot Podcast
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde VC’s Bryce Roberts of OATV and Indie.vc, and Chris Marks of Blue Note Ventures both found the standard issue of the VC world was not a fit for them. They both sought out to set a new path, one that aligned with who they are and what they value. In a conversation with Jerry, and each other, they explore the challenges on their journey, and the potential opportunities they have to better connect with entrepreneurs through those challenges. This conversation may leave you asking yourself: In my own work, what are my values? What are my priorities? What am I wearing today? Links Bryce Roberts on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bryce Chris Marks on Twitter - https://twitter.com/bluenotevc Indie.vc - http://indie.vc Blue Note Ventures - http://bluenotevc.com O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures - http://oatv.com Bryce’s blog post - The Peace Dividend of the Seed Surge - http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/02/welcome-to-the-unicorn-club/ Aileen Lee’s article on on Unicorn startups - http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/02/welcome-to-the-unicorn-club/http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/02/welcome-to-the-unicorn-club/