Mark Gudiksen, PhD
Mark has spent over 20 years working at the intersection of technology, company building, and investing. Most recently, he was a co-founder and Partner of Circularis Partners, an investment firm focused on advancing the circular economy, promoting sustainability, and increasing resource efficiency.
Prior to Circularis, Mark served as Managing Director of the TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies (TPG ART) Fund, which holds investments across a variety of different sectors, including industrials, agriculture, and energy. Mark joined TPG in 2008, originally investing in both healthcare and industrial biotechnology within the TPG Biotechnology platform, before co-founding the TPG ART platform. Mark was involved with multiple investments during his time at TPG, including Progyny (NASDAQ:PGNY), Mercatus, Advantek Waste Management, DNAnexus, and Alphabet Energy, among others. Prior to TPG, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Mark’s doctoral work in nanotechnology was recognized with several highly cited publications in leading scientific journals, such as Science and Nature. His doctoral work was licensed as part of the founding IP at Nanosys.
Mark is passionate about using technology and capital to drive real and sustainable impact in the world. He enjoys developing people, nurturing companies, and investing alongside great entrepreneurs. In his spare time, he loves being outdoors with his family, food and wine, and wrapping his head around a good puzzle.