Mark Cupta


Mark is a Principal with Prelude Ventures, having joined the firm in 2013 upon completion of his MBA at Stanford University. During his MBA program, Mark worked at early-stage investment firm Terawatt Ventures, as a member of the corporate venture capital team at Chevron Technology Ventures, and with sustainable chemistry growth start-up Novomer.

Prior to business school, Mark spent more than five years with Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 company specializing in advanced materials and technology. Mark held a number of technical roles in new product development, application development, and process design, as well as commercial roles in technical marketing and business strategy.

Mark received a BS and MS in Chemical & Bio-molecular Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he specialized in venture capital and entrepreneurship and was Co-President for the Challenge for Charity (largest MBA run non-profit organization). Mark serves on the board of directors for Citrine and has authored patents and publications in a wide variety of technologies, including microelectronics, non-woven polymeric materials, cementitious additives, polymeric barrier-layers, controlled release pharmaceuticals, and pulp & paper additives.