Mark Pretorius is an experienced venture capitalist, angel investor and start-up advisor. He is currently making angel investments via Premanco Ventures and is operationally involved with a few select companies in executive management and advisory roles, as needed.
Previously, he spent 10 years as the General Partner and Chief Operating Officer for a Silicon Valley venture capital fund, primarily focused on early-stage, information technology companies. Prior to this he managed foreign direct investment projects and bi-lateral venture capital opportunities between the United States and Australia. Earlier in his career, he held various management positions implementing large-scale information technology projects. He currently splits his time between Silicon Valley and San Diego. He earned an Executive MBA (MAP) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Graduate School of Business and studied Business Economics at the University of Natal in South Africa.