Mark Neuhausen

MARK NEUHAUSEN

Mark Neuhausen is a technologist who has extensive management and leadership experience, in roles ranging from small companies to running a $200M annual business. In these roles, he frequently acted as an entrepreneur, conceiving and launching new products and services. Since 2015 Mr. Neuhausen, as an angel investor, has mentored and advised entrepreneurs and startups while investing in over 20 early-to-mid stage companies. He is a problem solver, whether the problems are technical, business, or some combination of the two.
Mr. Neuhausen’s first career was in defense electronics, where he was a systems engineer for the world’s first heterogeneous local area network (IEEE 802.3), chief project engineer for a signals intelligence system on the U-2 aircraft, and vice president at Raytheon for remote reconnaissance systems that included ground control stations for the USAF’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and for remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs). In 1999 Mr. Neuhausen moved to his second career, networking which morphed into information technology. He held various positions including technical lead for the US business arm of an Accenture venture company; CTO for managed services at SAIC, Inc.; technical leader/distinguished services engineer/director at Cisco Systems, and account chief technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). At HPE he was responsible for pre-sales and selling strategy for Microsoft, HPE’s largest customer. Joint projects including defining phase 2 for a submersible unattended data center.
Most recently, Mr. Neuhausen has acted as CEO for three startups, applying his management talent to help them survive and potentially thrive. For the first company, an information technology company, he arranged a technology partnership with HPE and laid out a roadmap for the company to complete product development with HPE as their path to market. For the second company, Mr. Neuhausen creating a marketing strategy, narrowing the company’s focus to where they could acquire customers and grow. The third company, where Mr. Neuhausen is still active and also an investor, he restructured notes (including his own) to give the company two years to monetize their intellectual property portfolio (six patents in clean water, nanotechnology). There are current conversations with two large water treatment companies with interest shown in two of the patents.
Mr. Neuhausen is active in the angel investor communities in Seattle and Portland. Since 2015, he was part of Seattle Angel Conference, Keiretsu Forum, Angels and Pitchers, and Puget Sound Venture Club, the nation’s second oldest angel group. He also was a coach for Accelement, a group that provides individual and team coaching to early stage companies, and a mentor during Seattle’s startup week. Mr. Neuhausen advised CirkledIn that successfully raised seed capital, created a business plan for CityMix that has IP for lightweight cement aggregates, and created the business plan for Konnekti, an early stage startup in home services.
His degrees include a joint BS/MS in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.