Co-Founder & Board Chair

Mark Swanson is a serial entrepreneur who over the last 25 years has successfully founded six multi-million dollar companies with four exits averaging 800% ROI for investors.


He is currently the Managing Director of Lane Five Ventures, an innovation-consulting firm whose projects include working with Fortune 500 companies, startup technology companies and creating innovation centers for the Department of Defense.


Mark started his career in the US Army where he commanded 2 military units including forming unit of Apache attack helicopters. Mark served as company mentor and board member with the Tampa Bay Tech Forum, Chair of the Tampa Bay Wave and Tampa Bay Innovation Center.


Mark graduated from the US Military Academy at  West Point with a degree in Computer Engineering & holds a MBA with a Technology focus from GaTech.