About Us

Founder Background

Mark Benning is the Founder and CEO of Founderly.co. 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 startup business coach.

Mark has a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University, where he focused on leadership and entrepreneurship. Between his time at Harvard and Stanford, 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 businesses.

Client Testimonials

"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. He is a top fundraising and startup business coach." -- Henry "Monty" Montgomery IV, CEO and Founder of Startup Financial Management

“Mark has been instrumental in guiding us through his executive mentoring and business coaching. 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 of Solar Motion Corp.