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Investments

9

Portfolio Exits

3

About Mark Wachen

Mark Wachen is an angel investor who generally invests $50K-$100K in young, emerging companies with a focus on seed and early-stage companies focused on interactive marketing, analytics, optimization, or internet consumer services. Wachen is geographically agnostic but does have a preference for New York-based companies. Wachen aims to assist portfolio companies through efforts and expertise focused on strategic advice and help with recruiting, relationships, business development. He was the founder of Optimost and so has expertise in analytics and optimization.

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New York, New York,

United States

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Startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures sees executive shakeup in New York [exclusive]

Feb 21, 2014

0 Tech accelerator DreamIt Ventures , best known for housing startups such as SeatGeek and LevelUp , today announced major leadership changes in New York. Mark Wachen, the founding managing director of DreamIt Ventures New York since 2011, has been replaced by Andrew Ackerman , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. With this change, Wachen will take on the title of managing director emeritus and will shift his focus towards mentoring DreamIt’s portfolio companies. According to Ackerman, there’s no bad blood in this change. “Mark was personally happy to give me the logistics and operations side,” says Ackerman. Ackerman tells VentureBeat that in addition to his new role, DreamIt has hired former STAR Angel Network director Erica Duignan Minnihan to serve as managing director of community. Ackerman will report directly to DreamIt managing partner Kerry Rupp , as did Wachen. Tight-lipped on how new leadership will impact DreamIt going forward, Ackerman tells us that DreamIt will not change in any way on a philosophical level, including its appreciation for bootstrapping companies: “On a philosophical level, there’s one way that DreamIt is a little different. DreamIt does not push its companies to raise a round simply because demo day is coming.” That said, Ackerman shares that changes are coming. Ackerman tells VentureBeat he wants to double the number of yearly programs in New York from one to two startup cohorts. DreamIt Ventures was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Philadelphia. In addition to New York, it also offers programs in Baltimore and Austin.

Mark Wachen Investments

9 Investments

Mark Wachen has made 9 investments. Their latest investment was in PuzzleSocial as part of their Debt on February 2, 2016.

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Mark Wachen Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/2/2016

Debt

PuzzleSocial

$5M

Yes

2

2/19/2013

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

3/30/2012

Unattributed

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$99M

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0

8/11/2011

Series A

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$99M

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10

3/10/2011

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

2/2/2016

2/19/2013

3/30/2012

8/11/2011

3/10/2011

Round

Debt

Seed VC

Unattributed

Series A

Seed VC

Company

PuzzleSocial

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Amount

$5M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

10

0

10

10

Mark Wachen Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Mark Wachen has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SeatGeek on October 13, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

10/13/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

3

9/3/2020

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$99M

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10

6/26/2013

Merger

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10

Date

10/13/2021

9/3/2020

6/26/2013

Exit

Acq - Pending

Acquired

Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

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Acquirer

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Sources

3

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10

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