Mark D. Kvamme
Co-Founder and Partner
Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder/Partner of Drive Capital, became a member of the Columbus Partnership in 2014 and currently serves on the Executive Committee.
Drive Capital invests in innovative technology, healthcare, and consumer companies in the Midwest, identifying the region as underserved by venture funding despite its natural resources, manufacturing output, infrastructure, and talent base. At the end of 2013, the company had raised $225 million with 18 investors investing at least $1 million.
Kvamme was a partner at Sequoia Capital for 12 years, where he led investments in companies such as Linkedin, MarkLogic, Cast Iron, FunnyOrDie.com.
Prior to co-founding Drive Capital, Kvamme was the interim Chief Investment Officer and President of JobsOhio, a nonprofit corporation created to run the state’s economic development activities. In August 2016, Drive launched its second fund of $300 million for Midwest startups.