Bart Markus

Bart Markus

Chairman at First Light Fusion Ltd

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Bart Markus's Executive Work History


Current
Executive Chairman,
Executive Chairman
Equilar on 03/24/2020
Hexagem
Chairman,
Chairman
Equilar on 03/18/2022
NexWafe
Board Member,
Board Member
Equilar on 03/09/2022
Codenotary
Chairman,
Chairman
Equilar on 06/23/2022
First Light Fusion Ltd
Advisor,
Advisor
Equilar on 01/04/2021
InnerProduct Partners
Past
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Education
M.S., University of Twente
M.B.A., European Institute of Business Administration
 

Bart Markus's Biography


Apart from being a veteran VC, Bart is a seasoned and passionate entrepreneur and is renowned for his relentless drive to internationalise companies and help them become successful beyond Europe by conquering the US or Asia. A Dutch native, he has been a General Partner at Wellington from 2000 to 2015 and played a significant role in building Wellington from a €50M fund in 1999 to a well established player in the European VC market with some €800M of assets under management. Apart from being a veteran VC, Bart is a seasoned and passionate entrepreneur and is renowned for his relentless drive to internationalise companies and help them become successful beyond Europe by conquering the US or Asia. A Dutch native, he has been a General Partner at Wellington from 2000 to 2015 and played a significant role in building Wellington from a €50M fund in 1999 to a well established player in the European VC market with some €800M of assets under management. Over the past 2 decades, Bart has invested in an impressive collection of deep IP Technology companies located in Europe and the US. Many have already made the successful leap to the US or are successfully opening up new foreign markets. Investments include Navteq (NASDAQ IPO in 2004: NVT; sold to Nokia in 2007), Meiosys (sold to IBM in 2005), Nawotec (sold to Carl Zeiss in 2005), Q-Layer (sold to Sun Microsystems in 2009), Cavendish Kinetics and GLO. Bart spent the past 18 years as an investor in High Tech companies, and additionally as a serial entrepreneur himself co-founded by now 6 companies including Hexagem, a defect-free GaN substrate technology company and the MRI Centre, a highly successful chain of private medical diagnostic clinics. He also set up and acted as CEO for ePearle, a pan-European B2B eCommerce start-up. Bart started his career as a process control system and project engineer with Shell in Norway and then worked at McKinsey, both in the Netherlands and South Africa. Bart holds an MSc in Applied Physics from Twente University of Technology in the Netherlands and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD in France.

Source: First Light Fusion Ltd on 10/14/2022

 

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Bart Markus's Connections (28)


Andreas Lusch
Board Member, First Light Fusion Ltd
Gianluca Pisanello
Chief Operating Officer, First Light Fusion Ltd
Yiannis Ventikos
Co-Founder and Director, First Light Fusion Ltd
Sanjay Mashruwala Ambri
Board Member, Ambri Inc.
David Bryon
Chief Financial Officer and Director, First Light Fusion Ltd
Bruno Laranjeira
CFO, NexWafe
Dennis Zimmer
Chief Technology Officer, Codenotary
Davor Sutija Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, NexWafe
Frank Siebke Ph.D.
SVP Strategic Business Development, NexWafe
William Goodlad
Principal, Deep Tech, OXFORD SCIENCES INNOVATION PLC