Mark Cunningham

Founder, Investor & Mentor, Creative Destruction Lab

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto, CDL-Vancouver

Streams: Compute, Space

Mark Cunningham is a thought leader and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. He’s currently an entrepreneur, consultant, advisor, board member and investor at StudioMaC, where he works with entrepreneurs to explore, develop, design, and launch products into the market.

Prior to StudioMaC, he has been the CEO and founder of four startups, all of which resulted in successful exits. Mark’s passion for solving data problems with technology began in 1991 when his family business began building the world’s first Windows-based reporting tool, Crystal Reports. Crystal grew to employ over 2,000 employees and was eventually acquired by Business Objects for $820 million. He later founded Indicee, a cloud BI company that was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet in 2014 to form the Dun & Bradstreet Cloud Innovation Center. Mark then launched Stych in 2015, the only analytics platform that connected to the world’s largest commercial database from Dun & Bradstreet. Stytch was acquired in 2017, and in that same year, Mark led another BI company, Symmetrics where he served as a founder and CEO to an acquisition by Calabrio/ KKR.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. He founded Symmetrics Pro Cycling which became Canada’s largest pro cycling team project and the number one road cycling team in North America in 2007. When Mark’s not working, he is an avid surfer, kite surfer, musician, car collector, and competitive aerobatic pilot.