Mark Leschly is a Managing Director of Iconica Partners and a Managing Partner and owner of Rho Capital Partners, a venture capital and growth equity firm with over $2.5B of assets under management.
For over twenty years, Mark has helped entrepreneurs and companies achieve excellent outcomes by providing strategic, operational and financial guidance as a founder, investor, executive and board member. He has a strong track record helping entrepreneurs succeed in building compelling high growth businesses. His impact and successes have ranged broadly from healthcare to technology (digital media, e-commerce and mobile sectors) to sports, media and entertainment, and he has been involved in building several billion dollar businesses. He also has extensive experience and success with mergers, IPOs and acquisitions during his career.
Mark currently serves on the board of the directors of numerous public and private companies across the sports, media, technology, and healthcare sectors including Mandalay Sports Media (MSM), a leading production and media company focused on creating world class sports content; Fuse, the largest independent cable network distributed in over 70M US homes with a focus on music and multi-cultural millennial audiences; JustFab, a leading multi-brand, fashion subscription e-commerce company; Greenfly, a technology platform and engagement solution for media enterprises to create, manage and share short form video content with their network relationships; ChargePoint, a leading network, software and infrastructure provider for electric vehicle charging; and Tapjoy, a leading mobile advertising and app monetization platform.
Mark is a former touring ATP professional tennis player, previously selected to the Danish Davis Cup team. He is an advisory member of both USTA Player Development and the USTA Foundation. He is a minority owner in the Los Angeles Football Club, a Major League Soccer (MLS) team, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers, a AAA Minor League baseball team. Mark also currently serves on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association and was Chairman of VentureScape 2015, the industry’s annual meeting and conference.
Previously, he was President of Jennifer Lopez Enterprises and a General Partner at Healthcare Ventures, a leading life sciences venture capital firm, and a strategic management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. with honors from Harvard University.