Jun 29, 2018
On today’s episode, we get to listen in on a conversation between my business partner Brandon Averill and serial entrepreneur, Mark Goodstein.
Mark has been starting companies and other ventures for 15 years and is the founder of intrantets.com, goto.com, X1 Technologies, and the progressive automotive XPrize.
Mark also has long-standing ties to Caltech and Ideal Lab – the longest running technology incubator which has created over 150 companies with more than 45 IPO’s and acquisitions.
Mark has been personally involved with launching 4 of those companies, most notably goto.com, which became Overture Services and is now Yahoo’s search-marketing company.
He helped launch this disruptive search engine company in 1996, creating 250 billion dollars in market capitalization today.
Mark has since moved on to X1 Technologies in 2002 to help spark the desktop search revolution.
He also started the Progressive Automotive X Prize which was a set of competitions and events from the X Prize Foundation to inspire a new generation of super-efficient vehicles that help break America’s addiction to oil and curve the effects of climate change.
Mark has helped start two non-profit educational organizations in Pasadena, CA – the Pasadena Educational Network and Fair Oaks Preschool.
Today Mark is a partner at Mount Wilson Ventures which specializes in building early-stage startups, especially those based in the hard sciences, advising industrial partners, and developing innovation communities.
You’ll hear about his current and most exciting project Mark is working on, which he says is “the biggest idea I’ve ever been involved in.”
Here are a few more things to listen for in today’s interview with Mark: