Mark Sherman

Mark Sherman

Managing Partner

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Many lessons have guided Mark’s successful career — but most predominantly may be the belief to play the long game. That’s why he held two jobs seemingly worlds apart, assembling barges and working at an investment firm, during college to afford a good education and eventually make his way to Wall Street.

That focus took him on an incredible trajectory from boy scout to collegiate rowing athlete, to working in Silicon Valley. But he’s not the only one who has seen a meteoric rise, thanks to his hard work, so too have the companies he’s backed — such as Airspace, BigCommerce, Box, Cohere, Cumulus, DocuSign, Elemental, Enable, Matrixx, NS1, Nexmo, Ooyala, OpenGov, OvationCX, Singular, Snap Inc, Springboard, Telesign, Trifacta, Uhana and Zimperium.

And when he’s not helping grow businesses into household names, he’s scratching off countries — on his quest to visit 100, he’s only got 35 to go.

Written Articles & Podcasts


Why 2024 will be a pivotal year for venture capital

Industry Podcasts

Changes in the venture capital industry: a look at the last 20 years

Industry Podcasts

Blind Ambition Podcast: Mark Sherman and Saad Siddiqui, Partners at Telstra Ventures: How International Corporate Venture Capital is Plotting the Future of Work

Industry Podcasts

The Puck: Venture Capital and Beyond: Mark Sherman at Telstra Ventures

Industry Podcasts

Tech Leader Talk Podcast: Raising funds for tech startups with Mark Sherman

Industry Podcasts

NBC Bay Area’s Sand Hill Road Podcast: If we could measure moxie, we would


Five Observations for the Next Ten Years of VC


Pitfalls Entrepreneurs Need To Avoid


Five mobile tech trends at Mobile World Congress 2021 

Data Reports

Tech’s Great Migration: Insights to Emerging Tech Hubs Across the U.S.


The Investment Opportunity For Data Services In The Cloud


Forecast: After A Turbulent Few Years, Venture Should Steady In 2024

Mark Sherman, Managing Partner at Telstra Ventures, is optimistic on what the venture market will look like in 2024.

By Crunchbase News January 8, 2024

Predictions from top investors on AI in 2024

Mark Sherman, Managing Partner at Telstra Ventures shares his insight on how AI will affect Google, Meta and Microsoft in 2024. Venture capitalist predictions for the year ahead coalesced around shifts in funding models from the previous year, the evolution of AI’s role in the corporate landscape, AI’s impact on jobs, and broader societal impacts….

By Fortune Term Sheet January 3, 2024

How AI is fundamentally altering the business landscape

TV Managing Partner, Mark Sherman, dives into why forward-thinking companies are right to focus on AI now but also how they have to be cognizant of the risks along with the potential rewards.

By Venture Beat July 30, 2023

After Sizzling First Half, Don’t Expect AI Investment To Cool Off

Mark Sherman, Managing Partner at Telstra Ventures, shares his insight on what the second half of 2023 may hold for AI investment.

By Crunchbase News July 6, 2023

Navigating challenging times: AI’s rise provides unprecedented opportunities for ventures capital investors

TV’s Managing Partner, Mark Sherman, thinks opportunities lie in rapidly evolving fields like AI although venture capital firms face challenges in 2023 due to high interest rates and economic volatility.

By Seeking Alpha June 22, 2023

Slowly but surely, data is helping VCs look beyond networks for sourcing deals

Venture capital has traditionally been an industry that revolves around relationships. VCs invest in a startup’s idea but their conviction stems from the folks behind it.

By TechCrunch April 5, 2023