Mark Kvamme

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Mark Kvamme is a venture capitalist at the firm Drive Capital in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

Kvamme founded Drive Capital with Chris Olsen in 2013. He currently sits on the board of FarmLogs, Roadtrippers, Gild, Funny or Die, Strongview Systems, and Mark Logic.[2] He specializes in innovative technology, healthcare and consumer investments in the Midwest. Before Drive Capital, Kvamme was the Interim Chief Investment Officer and President of JobsOhio.[3] Prior to JobsOhio, Kvamme was a partner at Sequoia Capital, the Chairman and CEO of CKS Group, the Director of International Marketing at Wyse Technology, President and CEO of International Solutions and a founding member of Apple France.[4] Kvamme has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.[5]

Kvamme formerly worked as state development director in the administration of Ohio Governor John Kasich. In 2015, Kvamme donated $500,000 to Kasich's 2016 presidential campaign through the limited liability corporation MMWP12.[6][7]

Kvamme is the son of E. Floyd Kvamme, a former entrepreneur and a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.[8]

Apple France was created in 1982. As a "Founding Member" - Mark Kvamme was living in France at that time and working for Jean Louis Gassee.


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