Marc Bodnick

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Marc Adam Bodnick (born May 17, 1969) is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist, best known as a co-founder of Elevation Partners.


Bodnick earned a bachelor's degree in government at Harvard University and a master's degree in political science at Stanford University.[1]


Bodnick is a founding principal of Silver Lake Partners.[1] He also worked at Blackstone Group and Kroll.[1] In 2003, he co-founded Elevation Partners, along with Bono and a number of Silicon Valley investors and executives. As Managing Director, he was credited with reversing the poor performance of the fund's first fund,[2] with a $210 million investment in Facebook and a $100 million investment in Yelp, Inc.[1][3][4] His sister-in-law, Sheryl Sandberg, is Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.[5]


In early 2011, Bodnick was recruited to lead the business and community team at Quora, a question-and-answer website founded by Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever, after becoming an early beta tester and contributor.[6] In May 2016, he announced that he was leaving his position at Quora.[7]


After leaving Quora, Bodnick co-founded, an interest-based social network. Telepath is currently in private Beta.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Frommer, Dan (January 26, 2011). "Meet Quora's New Grown-Up: Elevation Partners' Marc Bodnick". Business Insider.
  2. ^ Chris Obrien (January 8, 2011). "Marc Bodnick, Facebook and Elevation Partner's social media success". San Jose Mercury News.
  3. ^ "Superstar Marc Bodnick leaving Yelp, Facebook investor Elevation Partners". Venture Beat. January 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Claire Cain Miller (January 27, 2010). "Yelp Gets a Five-Star Review from Elevation Partners". New York Times.
  5. ^ Evan Hessel (September 7, 2009). "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg". Forbes.
  6. ^ Thomas, Owen (January 29, 2011). "Marc Bodnick opens up about his move to Quora — on Quora". Venture Beat.
  7. ^ Josh Constine (May 26, 2016). "Quora loses its public face, Marc Bodnick". TechCrunch.
  8. ^ "Telepath". Retrieved 2018-12-21.