F. Mark Modzelewski
Francis Marek (Mark) Modzelewski is a technology entrepreneur, investor and pundit born in Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA. Modzelewski is involved in co-founding and developing new technology companies and was recently involved in the launch of microbial fuel cell company Trophos Energy. He is also leading efforts to launch the Water Innovations Alliance and water technology company, 349Q. Modzelewski is the former managing director and co-founder of Bang Ventures, an investment firm based in New York with offices in Cambridge focused on technology investments including Web 2.0, new energy innovations and medical devices. The firm was best known for launching the " You Be the VC" entrepreneurial competition. Modzelewski also writes on technology and venture capital issues for a number of publications including Xconomy, Boston Herald and others. He appears regularly as a guest host and commentator on Fox Business News and CNBC. Modzelewski co-founded New Europe Ventures, a Polish-based venture capital firm, as well as the Benet Group, Leonardo BioSystems, Lux Research, Epik Energy (a Shell-NanoDynamics joint venture) and the NanoBusiness Alliance.