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Mark McDonagh


Mark McDonagh

CMO/CGO, The Startup Van

Mark's professional bio / interests

Currently the host of the new UKTN Entrepreneur podcast. In my previous career I co-founded ‘The Startup Van’, an award-winning content creation and media company for entrepreneurs where I built the viewership from 0 - 60 million views online, personally interviewed over 3,000 founders and generated over a million in revenue. This resulted in The Startup Van being one of the most recognised brands for entrepreneur media in the UK and Europe, at the same time built one of the most engaging and interactive communities for entrepreneurs in London and The UK. I launched the first of its kind popup studio in Shoreditch, London where I interviewed 75 founders over the week, generated millions of impressions and engagement online, while attracting attention from publications such as the BBC. After settling in London, I went on to launch the first and only daily show ‘The Roundup’ for founders in the UK. This led to partnering with co-working giant WeWork, to co-produce the biggest series to date ‘Behind the Curtain’. In 2017 I brought MyXplor to the UK and Irish market, MyXplor is changing the future in childcare software and have raised over $9 million in funding. I acted as their Chief Growth Officer, leading the sales and marketing team to achieve yearly targets.

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A career highlight

Being on the Ask GaryVee show with Gary Vaynerchuk, check it out episode 192




Joined Guild

Oct 28, 2021