Not only is Mario Martinez a very active investor, advisor, and board member for early stage ventures, but he is also a true leader and example in the Phoenix startup community. It was thanks to Mario and a handful of others that the #yesphx movement was born in April of 2014. Mario is also the generous seed funder and key driver behind the new Startup AZ Foundation which aims to create a stronger AZ ecosystem for young companies to grow. He also serves as the Chairman of Invest Southwest, including leadership of the upcoming Venture Madness competition and Conference. Mario is the founder & former CEO of 360 Vantage, which was acquired by IMS Health in 2013. His story is a terrific tale of a man who saw a problem, bootstrapped the creation of a solution and saw it through to exit. Dale Carnegie once said "Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get" and Mario lives that statement well.
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