Mark Suster

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At the end of January, Mark Suster’s life was big, fast, and bursting with fireworks as he hosted the glitzy Upfront Summit, an annual gathering of Hollywood celebrities and tech power players that included JJ Abrams, Reese Witherspoon, John Legend, Tyra Banks, Paris Hilton, Wolfgang Puck, Meg Whitman, and Steve Ballmer.

But weeks later, when the stock market crashed and coronavirus started to shut down the world, Suster knew the party was over. As managing partner of Upfront Ventures, one of LA’s largest venture capital firms and backer of tech unicorns like Bird and Ring, he got busy warning startups that COVID-19 was the “black swan” event that would change everything, he told Business Insider. Over the months that followed, as he advised CEOs on their pivot strategies, he began to undergo a stunning transformation himself.

After a 20-year battle with his weight in what he referred to as “a yo-yo of entrepreneurship,” he suddenly found himself in the best shape of his life, having dropped 65 pounds over a 15-month period, nearly half of which he’s dropped since March.

He credits the cancellation of just about everything and grounding of travel for giving …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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