Mark A. Mitchell

Mark A. Mitchell

Vice President and Managing Director

Catalyzing Game-Changers.

With over fifteen years of experience in early and growth-stage equity financing, Mark brings a unique perspective to Safeguard and a wealth of valuable insights to our partner companies.

Mark has more than fiften years of experience in early and growth-stage equity financing, mergers & acquisitions and strategic consulting for technology companies. Mark joined Safeguard in 2005 and is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new technology-driven companies and supporting Safeguard’s existing partner companies. Mark is currently a board member for Safeguard’s partner companies Beyond (Observer), Hoopla Software, MediaMath (Observer), QuanticMind, Sonobi and Spongecell (Observer).

Prior to joining Safeguard, Mark helped build Wachovia Securities’ East Coast Technology group, where he focused on M&A and IPO transactions for Internet & software companies. He also previously worked at Broadview International, providing M&A advisory services to companies in the Internet, software and communications infrastructure markets. Earlier in his career, Mark served as a consultant at PTG, a strategy and growth management consultancy, where he provided strategic advice to both Fortune 500 and early-stage technology companies. Mark holds B.A. degrees in Physics and Philosophy from Duke University, and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

"The smart money—capital that flows to the greatest and highest purpose—is always predicated on the opportunities of the future. Safeguard has proven its ability to continually spot tomorrow’s trends which others may find difficult to recognize in today’s chaos."

March 7, 2017

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January 26, 2017

Commentary: Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

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