Marc Sparks is a very successful entrepreneur, businessman and a venture capitalist and a philanthropist based in Dallas Texas. He has gone through challenging situations in life and attributes his success in business to a strong faith in God as well as a positive mental attitude. His highest level of education is a high school diploma from Austin, which he competed in 1975. He immediately ventured in various start-up businesses with interests in real estate, capital investments, and telecommunications.
Marc Sparks has different companies which he purchased, sold or maintained ownership. Among the ones that he owns include Timber Creek Capital, Splash Media, Cobalt Real Estate Services, Blue Jay Wireless, Cardinal Telecom LLC, Bonn Oir and Uncle Marc Food Delivery.
As a venture capitalist, Marc Sparks gives start-up capital to the businesses with promising ideas. The venture capitalists look for unique services, ability to prove demand for your products if it is already in the market and a clear plan of how the capital will improve your capital. In his quest to show that everyone can become successful, he authored the book titled “They Can Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success” in 2014.
It is about Marc’s personal life and how he became a successful entrepreneur with a small budget and few resources. The book, which is available as a digital form online, a paperback and hardback and has continually motivated others to venture into business.
Marc Sparks’s newest endeavor is the Spark Tank, which offers grants to entrepreneurs who have ideas that contribute to the social growth and success. The innovation challenge that involves interested entrepreneurs who present their ideas to a panel of judges.
Each organization is given 10 minutes to present their ideas after which they receive a questioning from the panelists. The board on the other hand vets each program depending on the business background, the impact the social service will make and the ability to follow up on the outcome.
Spark Tank was founded to help the non-profit organization with a start-up capital as well as empowering the social entrepreneurs in changing the world. Dogs Matter and Mommies In Need were the first and second round winners respectively.
Marc Sparks is a well-known philanthropist; he has always dedicated his time and resources to help the community in Dallas. For a long time, Marc has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, The American Can! Academy, and Samaritan Inn (a homeless shelter).
He has also started the Sparky’s Kids Foundation that helps the underprivileged youths get a high school diploma. Marc Sparks character and his never give up attitude has inspired others around him.