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Startup Galway Meetup with Mark Bowles at Monroe's

16th Apr 2015

Event Description

Mark Bowles is Founder and Senior Vice President of Innovation with ecoATM, provider of automated recycling stations for consumer electronics, and acquired by Outerwall for $350 million in 2013. He has more than 25 years in the semiconductor, wireless, and kiosk industries and has been involved in the formation and funding of six tech startups for which he has raised 17 rounds of VC financing totalling nearly $250 million, with some nice financial exits for these investors in the process. Prior to ecoATM, Mark was VP Marketing and Business Development with Vativ (sold to Entropic). Prior to that, he co-founded Staccato in 2002 and was VP Marketing and Business Development. Prior to Staccato, Mark was Co-Founder, President, COO and Director of BOPS (sold to Altera). Prior to BOPS, he was instrumental in forming and funding a number of successful startups including Power Computing (sold to Apple in 1996); Panorama Designs (sold to Motorola in 1996); and BlueSteel Networks (sold to Broadcom in 2000). Mark also spent six years at Motorola Semiconductor where he held various distribution management, sales and market development positions; he left in 1996 as VP MSPI of PowerPC Market Development. Mark has had nine patents granted in kiosk technology, 30+ pending in kiosk technology, and 1 pending in wireless authentication. He has also been a National Science Foundation grantee and researcher. Mark is Chairman of the San Diego Venture Group, and a Mentor at the Qualcomm/TechStars Robotics Accelerator in San Diego.

In association with BEM Ireland

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