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Mark Hall

Customer Partnerships Lead at Sequoia Capital

San Jose, United States

Helping startups to grow and thrive at Sequoia Capital. Previously at Google; Forbes contributor.

Previously, Mark Hall was a technology leader working at Google, based in Silicon Valley. In this role, he worked closely with venture capitalists, startup founders and product teams to identify how technology can better solve business problems. Mark is also a contributor to Forbes, writing on the topics of technology, business and culture. He's been featured in Business Insider and Huffington Post, among other publications.

Mark Hall Points
Academic 0
Author 30
Influencer 58
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 10
Total 98

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Partnerships
Media Experience: 10 years
Last Media Interview: 06/03/2020

Areas of Expertise

Future of Work 30.15
Innovation 30.84
Leadership 30.65
Culture 30.11
Marketing 30.08
Public Relations 31.75
Cloud 30.11
Cryptocurrency 30.25
Startups 31.24
Management 30.77
Business Strategy 30.80
COVID19 31.16
SportsTech 30.22
Emerging Technology 30.26
Entrepreneurship 31.40
Sustainability 30.17
Renewable Energy 30.49
Healthtech 30.19

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services

Publications

30 Article/Blogs
Unsexy But Thriving Businesses: The Hidden Opportunity Gifted To Us By Baby Boomers
Import from forbes.com
January 25, 2022
Nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every day. Many of them own businesses. Here's the problem: there aren't enough Millennials and Gen-Z interested in taking over these businesses. This creates an opportunity for you. Here's what you should consider.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Leadership

From Old To New Again: How Past Tech Trends Have Become Today’s Hottest And Biggest Investment Categories
Forbes
April 11, 2021
Mark Twain famously said “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.”

We see this to be true across fashion, social issues, and even in politics. What may be surprising is the extent to which we see it in the technology industry.

Patterns and themes that were once in vogue in tech go from being front and center, to fading in relevance, only to return as the next cool trend.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Sustainability, Renewable Energy

Online Stock Trading Groups Aren’t New, But They Are Bigger And More Influential Than Ever
Forbes
March 28, 2021
The dramatic saga surrounding Reddit, Robinhood, GameStop, and Wall Street hedge funds earlier this year caught the eyes of media outlets from all corners of the country. For some, it may have been their first peek into the online finance subculture.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Entrepreneurship, Public Relations

This Is How Venture Capitalists Find And Fund The Next Billion-Dollar Company [Report]
Forbes
March 16, 2021
For much of its history, the venture capital industry was largely unknown and opaque to those on the outside.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Entrepreneurship, Public Relations

The Problem With Wearables And Consumer Health Tech Today
Mark Hall
March 10, 2021
Within moments of starting my car, I know whether there are any major mechanical or maintenance issues that could prevent me from getting to where I need to go.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Healthtech

What Makes This Phenomenon of ‘Miami As A Tech Hub’ Really Unprecedented
Mark Hall
February 11, 2021
The technology industry has a special characteristic about it where a single individual can be responsible for creating new categories or drawing widespread attention towards something, which causes everyone in the sector to take a look.

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Tags: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

New Study: More Experienced CEOs Underperform Compared To Rookie CEOs
Mark Hall
January 19, 2021
A recent study published in Harvard Business Review (HBR) revealed something extremely interesting and counter-intuitive: CEOs with less experience do better than those with more experience.

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Tags: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Four Ways The Events Of 2020 Will Define Your Brand, For Better Or Worse
Forbes.com
June 18, 2020
Your personal brand or the brand of your company could be met with welcome support or strong disdain, depending on how you've publicly addressed recent events. The global health crisis and social unrest around race relations create a challenging yet important environment for all brands to navigate.

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

Recent Hiring Data Shows Gaming And Esports Companies Not Immune To Economic Woes
Forbes
May 29, 2020
At a time when companies in the travel, retail, and restaurant industries are fighting for survival, it can be easy to assume that other sectors closely associated with consumer leisure are holding strong during these challenging periods.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, SportsTech

Wake Up Call: The Consumer Revolution Is Here To Stay
Forbes
May 27, 2020
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” - Vladimir Lenin.

Few quotes capture the essence of the last many weeks and months as well as this. As our society and culture reopen, there are two schools of thought that appear to be emerging.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Business Strategy

Looking Ahead: How Silicon Valley Will Be Reshaped In Wake Of The Pandemic
Forbes
May 19, 2020
“In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.” These words by American philosopher Eric Hoffer ring exceptionally true today, particularly as innovators and leaders attempt to make sense of what’s ahead.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Business Strategy, COVID19

Why The Pandemic Could Lead To The Legalization Of Society’s Vices
forbes.com
May 17, 2020
The year isn’t even halfway over and it’s already proved to be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing even for the most resilient and fortunate among us.

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Tags: Culture, COVID19

The Greatest Wealth Transfer In History: What’s Happening And What Are The Implications
Forbes.com
November 11, 2019
Experts predict nearly $30 trillion will be passed on from Baby Boomers to younger generations over the next many years. The implications on the market, real estate and healthcare will be significant. Can Generation-X and Millennials handle what's about to happen?

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Tags: Culture

Axios, Cheddar & TSR: The New Names in Media Reshaping Content for Millennials
Import from huffpost.com
September 15, 2017
My parents grew up on Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, I have clearer memories of watching Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings. My

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy, Public Relations

Bitcoin: The Quiet Gold Rush That's Just Getting Started
Import from huffpost.com
August 21, 2017
If you glance at the headlines of a finance or business publication on the right day, chances are high that you’ll read about

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

Ten Questions About How Technology Will Shape Tomorrow: My Interview with Futurist Kartik Gada
Import from huffpost.com
June 20, 2017
My career in the technology sector was sparked by a strong belief that technological innovation shapes the future of the

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

Huffington Post
Huffington Post
June 01, 2017

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Tags: Cloud, Cryptocurrency, Startups

The Next Big Threat to Truth and Honesty on the Internet
Import from huffpost.com
May 02, 2017
Starting from the early days of AOL and the Netscape browser through present day, the internet has always been a place where

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

How Automation and Artificial Intelligence are Increasing the Popularity of a Universal Basic Income
Import from huffpost.com
March 20, 2017
I’ve always viewed the fields of technology and economics as critically important but very distinct. But when you look ahead

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

TV to Mobile: One Reason Why Most Fortune 500 Companies Are Losing Market Share
Import from huffpost.com
March 07, 2017
Ninety-five percent of Fortune 500 brands have declined in market share over the last two years. Let that sink in for a moment

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

Technology is on the Verge of Delivering True Consumer Convenience
Import from huffpost.com
February 09, 2017
People use and depend on technology because it ultimately makes daily activities easier to do, saving them time or money

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

Interview Spotlight: How Trevor Thomas and Cross Culture Ventures Are Betting Big on Culture
Import from huffpost.com
January 09, 2017
Behind most of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, and technology startups globally, is a venture capitalist who bet on

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

How the Pendulum is Swinging Back to “True Technology” for Tech Startups
Import from huffpost.com
December 28, 2016
Every industry experiences trends and shifts that result in popular ideas taking front stage over more traditional ideas

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

Three Ways Technology Will Make Our Children's Lives Incomparably Different Than Ours
Import from huffpost.com
December 16, 2016
Earlier this month, my wife and I celebrated the birth of our first child. In the days leading up to it, we found ourselves

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

The Echo Chamber Effect: How Social Networks Contributed to Post-Election Shock
Import from huffpost.com
November 15, 2016
Now that we are more than a few days removed from the recent presidential elections, we can attempt to explain the shock

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

What Your Top Five Mobile Apps Reveal About You
Import from huffpost.com
November 02, 2016
The popular adage that “you are an average of your five closest friends,” is probably true for most of us. If so, what does

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

How Three Tech Startups Are Helping Broke Millennials Create a Brighter Future
Import from huffpost.com
September 22, 2016
Being a millennial in 2016 isn’t always easy, despite the often staged photos posted on Snapchat and Instagram. The reality

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

8 Things To Love & Hate About Outsourcing Employees
Business Insider
November 12, 2011
What is the dirtiest word in business? Chances are that the word ‘outsourcing’ comes to mind. Many Americans despise it, many business owners shy away from it and many entrepreneurs depend on it. Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, it is important to know that it exists and will continue to exist. Why? Because there are a lot of things to love about outsourcing.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Public Relations

Your Biggest Competitor is Not Who You Think It Is
Business Insider
July 05, 2011
Your closest competitor just received great exposure in a major publication and then landed $5 million in venture funding. You are probably thinking that it is time to chase the editor of a great news source then start pitching your company to venture capitalists as well. Before you go and try playing catch up with who you think is your direct competitor, pause for a moment to consider your thought process.

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Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy

Five Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Athletes
Business Insider
June 27, 2011
Michael Jordan and Mark Zuckerberg have a lot more in common than the fact that they both are extremely rich. Both men have found out how to utilize their talents to create consistently winning teams.

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Tags: Innovation, Business Strategy

1 Executive
Head of VC & Startup Partnerships, US West
Google
April 01, 2020

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

1 Media Interview
Forbes
Forbes
June 29, 2020

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

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