Marc A. Sparks is an epitome of success with a golden heart. He believes in treating people with respect, honesty and fairness. His success is based on passion, faith, tenacity, sense of urgency and focus. Having no formal training other than the high school education, the successful venture capitalist believes in a keen instinct. He is a risk taker who is never afraid of losing as he takes every challenge as a lesson to understand one’s responsibilities and to be humble.
The author of (you can get it Amazon), They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success, has had a share of successful and unsuccessful ventures. Marc Spark started an insurance company which built a billion dollar market but later collapsed. His software company, on the other hand, sold products worth millions.
The entrepreneur has spearheaded several start-ups in telecommunication, real estate and capital investments. He owns Timber Creek Capital LLP a private equity firm with a portfolio of companies. Some of the companies include Bonn Air, Haul Fox, BlueJay Wireless and Spark Tank.
Spark Tank is a firm that empowers social entrepreneurs. Through a social innovation challenge, Marc Sparks has helped several non-profit organizations. Mommies in need emerged the winner of the second round. The organization provides nannies at no cost to care for the children of mothers with major surgeries, high-risk pregnancies and cancer. Read more: Marc Sparks (Author of They Can’t Eat You) – Goodreads
Families to Freedom was a finalist and is involved with transporting children and mothers who have experienced domestic violence to places of recovery. The other finalist was House of Eli, an organization that impacts skills for future independence to boys who are out of the foster care system.
The first round social challenge winner was Dogs matter. The organization offers temporary foster care to pets of alcoholics and addicts who are in recovery. The patients undergoing treatment have peace of mind as their pets are taken care of. House of Eli was a first and second round finalist.
Metro Relief was a finalist, and the organization provides homeless people with what they need through their mobile soup kitchen. They also provide transport to addicts and the homeless to rehab facilities and also help in the registration process. Spark Tank looks for organizations with unique services and those with a strategy of how the grant they get will assist the programs of the organizations.
Marc Spark is committed to making the world a better place and this he does through charity works. The Samaritan Inn is a shelter for the homeless who are housed in 160 residents for about five months. The residents are enrolled in programs that help them become independent.
Marc is also involved with other charitable organizations such as American Can Academy, Habitat for Humanity and Sparky Kid’s Foundation among others.
The philanthropist and businessman enjoy hiking, fishing, biking, hunting, adventurous travels and golf. Marc Spark is truly an inspiration to many.