Mark Klopp

Mark Klopp is an independent consultant, board member, investor and advisor with a particular expertise in corporate venturing, business development and licensing. He is currently working with Intellectual Ventures in intellectual property development and commercialization. Mark assists LARTA as a principle advisor in developing commercialization plans for SBIR/STTR grant recipients. He is also a managing director with an accelerator focused on medical devices. Mark serves as a board member and business advisor for several private ventures and Christian ministries.

Mark is a former Board Member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and served as Chairman and founding member of the Corporate Venture Group. Formerly Managing Director of Eastman Ventures, Eastman Chemical Company’s corporate venture capital arm, Mark started up and led the company’s efforts to invest in and partner with private companies. He and his team forged relationships and co-investments with premier venture capitalists and corporations. Eastman invested with a top-quartile IRR track record in 25 ventures and 5 venture funds spanning Information Technology, Life Sciences, Advanced Materials and Clean Technology.

Mark developed extensive operating experience in international business management, sales and marketing while with Eastman. Previous assignments included: Assistant to the CEO and Chairman; Regional Business Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa and several Marketing and Sales executive positions.

Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Management from Roosevelt University.

Specialties: Venture capital, private equity, business development, corporate development, licensing, entrepreneurship, acquisitions, operations, financing, board of directors, investing, sales, marketing, strategy, investor relations, medical devices, chemicals, advanced materials, cleantech, energy, life sciences