Fundraising support for startup founders

Group or individual coaching for startup founders in San Diego and Los Angeles –
led by trained and experienced entrepreneur coaches.

Mark has been instrumental in guiding us through his executive mentoring. He has been a positive influence on the members of our startup group and has given us insight and direction we value and thank him for. He’s great with relationships involving communication between future business development partners. Mark is well educated, well spoken, and well respected by our group.
— William Lee (President @ Solar Motion Group)

I have worked with Mark at several startups over the past 20 years. In addition to his strong intellect, he has vast experience in building and scaling startups. From product development, sales & marketing, capital strategy, fundraising, and building strong management teams, Mark has done it all. His large network of VC’s, angel investors, and top service providers is invaluable to any startup.
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What we do


Peer Advisory Groups

Share leadership challenges and fundraising opportunities in a monthly peer advisory group with other tech startup founders.


Individual Coaching Sessions

Meet individually each month with a trained entrepreneur coach in sessions geared to leadership and fundraising success.


Feedback and Accountability

Get valuable advice and direct feedback and be accountable for your follow-up actions related to leadership and fundraising.


About Mark


Mark Benning is the Founder and CEO of He is an experienced entrepreneur who founded and led four technology startups in Silicon Valley, California over a 20-year period. In addition to managing strategy and business development, Mark raised over $100 million in angel and venture funding for his startups and others he advised. He is also a CTI-trained, Co-Active executive leadership coach. 

Mark has a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University, where he focused on leadership and entrepreneurship. In between, he played professional ice hockey in Europe and traveled extensively throughout the world. Mark now enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with other entrepreneurs to help grow their startup companies into profitable and fundable businesses.




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Contact us

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2159 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(650) 283-6188