Mark Valdez

Principal, Playground Global

Mark Valdez serves as Principal at Playground Global. In this role, Mark leads Playground’s venture effort where he is responsible for driving the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining Playground, Mark was a co-founder of A Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early stage consumer and enterprise technology companies. Previously, Mark was Marc Andreessen’s chief of staff at Andreessen Horowitz and was a member of the investment team at Stanford Management Company, the university’s investment management arm.  He holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a CFA Charterholder.