Mark McDonagh is a true entrepreneur, launching his first business venture age 25. In his recent career, he co-founded ‘The Startup Van’, an award-winning content creation and media company for entrepreneurs. Mark built the viewership from 0 – 60 million views online, personally interviewed over 3,000 founders and generated over a million in revenue. This resulted in the The Startup Van being one of the most recognised brands for entrepreneur media in the UK and Europe while building one of the biggest and most engaging communities for entrepreneurs in the UK.
Mark launched the first of its kind popup studio in Shoreditch, London where he interviewed 75 founders over the week, generated millions of impressions and engagement online, while attracting attention from publications such as the BBC. After settling in London, Mark went on to launch the first and only daily chat show ‘The RoundUp’ for founders in the UK. This led to Mark partnering with co-working giant WeWork, to co-produce the biggest series to date ‘Behind the Curtain’.
In 2017 Mark brought MyXplor to the UK and Irish market, MyXplor is changing the future in childcare software and have raised over $9 million in funding. Mark acted as their Chief Growth Officer, leading the sales and marketing team to achieve yearly targets.
In his spare-time he’s a keen investor and has invested in three separate CBD companies which aim to go public in 2021.