Hello and welcome to Brightspark’s blog. My name is Mark Skapinker and I am one of the Managing Partner’s of Brightspark Ventures, a Canadian seed-stage software venture fund. I’ve been hoping to launch Brightspark into the blogosphere for some time now in order to share our team’s personalities and provide some unique perspective on the startup experience and our views on the technology industry. Having been in the software industry for many years now, I’ve certainly seen many fads and bubbles come and go. But the allure of exciting technology mixed with the adrenaline of the startup adventure is what keeps my passion alive about this industry. My partners and I launched Brightspark in order to help cultivate the startup industry in Canada.
I’m hoping to use this blog to invite the other members of the Brightspark team to also share their thoughts, as well as inviting the CEOs of our portfolio companies to share their views on their own startup experiences. So buckle-up, get ready – let the sparks fly!