REach® Team

 



 

 

 

Alex Lange Mark Birschbach

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF REACH®

Mark comes to REach® with a valuable background of start-up and M&A experience.  He is responsible for the development and execution of REach® and is also responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing strategic investments for SCV as well as supporting existing SCV portfolio companies.

Prior to joining SCV, Mark was the COO at Monthlys Inc., an e-commerce start-up company funded by Lightbank (Groupon co-founders) providing a go-to marketplace for consumers to discover, purchase and manage subscriptions and memberships to local products and services.  Prior to Monthlys, Mark was the President & COO of Active Radius, LLC, a start-up company that provides technology-based marketing solutions to real estate and other service professionals, where he established and executed the strategic vision of the company and built and managed all departments within the organization.  Prior to Active Radius, Mark was a Vice President in Investment Banking at Citi where he led transaction teams during the execution of M&A and capital markets transactions across a broad range of industries including a significant focus on technology, media and telecom.

Mark is active in the entrepreneurial and technology communities serving as an adviser and consultant to several start-up companies.  Mark received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Alex Lange Alex Lange

Advisor

 

Alex is currently President and CEO of UpstreamRE, a comprehensive data management project for the benefit of the real estate industry. A graduate of Harvard’s General Management Program, Lange got his start in technology in the U.S. Army before entering the private sector as managing partner of IKON Technology Services, where he worked with major e-commerce sites such as Pets.com and major enterprise accounts such as HP, Clorox and the Department of Energy. He later became CTO for Art.com / AllPosters.com where he contributed to their expansion from a single location, 36M dollar business to a multinational 120M company in three years. Lange later co-founded and served as chief technology officer for Roost.com, a successful social marketing platform which raised more than $12 million in venture capital and was recognized for its innovative new technology ultimately being acquired by Vertical Response. He later served as chief technology officer at Market Leader, a SaaS solutions (CRM, websites, print marketing, etc.) for real estate professionals, where he played a key role in building it from a $40 million market cap company that he joined to a $380 million acquisition by Trulia less than four years later. While at Market Leader, Alex was included in the Global Top 1,000 Chief Technology Officers (Bloomberg, S&P, The Global Leaders). Most recently, Lange served as an operating partner of Second Century Ventures – the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) – where he identified, evaluated and executed strategic investments and coached existing portfolio companies to increase value.