Mark Tluszcz
Chairman of Wix and CEO at Mangrove CapitalWix and Mangrove Capital
Mark is the Chairman of Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) and the co-founder and CEO of Mangrove Capital Partners.

Mark’s notable successes include being the first investor in Skype, which was sold in 2005 to eBay for $3 billion and Wix, currently trading on the NASDAQ for near $6 billion. Mangrove has invested in over 125 companies and manages near $1 billion across 5 funds.

Mark launched Mangrove in 2000 on the belief that talent is everywhere and that bold entrepreneurs should make more money than VCs. This philosophy is imbedded in Mangrove’s DNA. Mark thinks entrepreneurs are the real stars and he spends his time traveling extensively across the globe looking for the next big thing.

Mark is interested in weird ideas. In fact, the weirder, the better. He engages with entrepreneurs who want to disrupt the norm and change the world. He is critical, direct and impatient, yet always supportive. Mark currently serves on the boards of FreedomPop, JobToday, Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) and K Health.

He grew up in Africa and Egypt, went to university in the US and has lived in Europe for 25 years, integrating values of ambition, humility and open-mindedness along the way.