Mark Surfas

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Mark Surfas founded GameSpy Industries, a network of computer and video game Web sites and online video game-related services. He was the majority owner, CEO and Chairman of the board until its acquisition by Great Hill Partners and IGN Entertainment in March 2004. His gaming names were "Bastard" and "The Freshmaker".

Mark is now an investor and board member of numerous technology startups. He served President and co-founder of California Stem Cell, which was acquired in 2014. In 2012, he founded development studio Robots & Rockets to create his own consumer-facing apps. Recent products include BirthdayGram and BirthdayWall in the birthday gifting space.

Mark had an early interest in online communications which led to authoring "Running a Perfect Website with Windows", and "Intranet HTML", both on the Que imprint of MacMillan. Both books were used as college text books at universities across the U.S.[citation needed]

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