The Mark Haney Podcast

The Mark Haney Podcast

Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and media personality who has founded or funded a portfolio of 30+ Sacramento-based companies across various industries including: new media, tech, consumer products, real estate, construction, transportation, distribution, and security. Mark's accomplishments include successfully exiting a Rocklin, CA based enterprise that maintained hundreds of employees and generated over $200M in annual revenues. Having scaled the entrepreneurial mountain and achieved many of his lifelong dreams, Mark has turned his attention and resources to helping entrepreneurs succeed. He is currently CEO for HaneyBiz, an investment platform he designed to help entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs by providing one-stop access to capital, expertise, and a strong community. When Mark is not company building, he can be found in his studio igniting the Entrepreneurial Revolution as host of The Mark Haney Show podcast and radio program. Mark also serves as President of the Sacramento chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and on various corporate and non-profit boards and he and his family devote time to helping military veterans through his "Allegiant Giving" non-profit. You can learn more about Mark at http://www.HaneyBiz.com.

Episodes

November 23, 2021 51 min
Mark talks with Growth Factory co-founder Rick Spencer about the early traction the Growth Factory acceleration platform and fund have seen over the last several months and then take a look ahead at 2022.  In honor of Thanksgiving week, gratitude is a clear theme throughout this segment. Mark and Rick share their appreciation for the many founders, partners, community and business leaders and investors who, over this past year, hav...
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Mark invests in founders who “make the molecules move” and that is certainly true in the case of Patrick Desmond of Desmond’s Dynamic Auctions.  A talented auctioneer whose performance can be the difference between a good charity event and a wildly successful one, Pat’s job is to spur guests into action – bidding against one another for the benefit of a good cause.  Pat talks with Mark about the art and the business of auctioneerin...
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November 10, 2021 49 min
Mark & one of his Growth Factory co-founders, Monique Brown, provide a behind the scenes peek of their new pre-seed / seed stage accelerator and accompanying early stage venture fund.  They talk a little about why they started it, how it's designed, and how it’s going with their first cohort of 15 companies.  They also share their excitement in activating the “Backyard Advantage” and recruiting the leaders of Sacramento as ...
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Aaron Klein, the founder of Auburn, CA-based Riskalyze, which built the world's first Risk Alignment Platform, talks about his journey from founding the company in 2011 to its successful recapitalization by Hg Capital in 2021.? Learn more about Aaron's entrepreneurial ups and downs and gather a few of his key lessons learned in this fascinating discussion that culminates with Aaron's reflections that entrepreneurship is...
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October 28, 2021 59 min
Local angel investors, Dave Sanders and Hrish Lotlikar, co-founder of Superworld break down the basics of non-fungible tokens or NFTs and explain how NFTs are incorporated within Superworld, a virtual world where users can buy, sell, collect, and curate over 64 billion unique plots of virtual land. 
They dive into how ownership of one-of-a-kind digital assets work and share how stakeholders can earn revenue from digital activitie...
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October 20, 2021 60 min
On this episode, Mark has a captivating conversation with Sally Edwards, founder of a half-dozen businesses including Heart Zones and America’s largest chain of retail sports shops, FLEET FEET Sports.  Sally is a best-selling author with 24 books and 500 articles on health and fitness and she is also a professional triathlete is a 16-time Ironman finisher, a member of the Triathlon Hall of Fame, and ultra-marathoner winning the hun...
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Mark rolls up his sleeves and digs in with John Kapral and Matt Winans from Clifton Allen Larsen (CLA) about several key accounting and finance instruments that pertain to startups and investing.  They touch on everything from entity formation choices to how overlooked R&D tax credits can benefit early-stage startups to the tax benefits Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) Internal Revenue Code can provide investors.   Get out...
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Mark is the CEO of HaneyBiz, the host of the Mark Haney Show, an angel investor.  He recently has started a new venture called the Growth Factory.  The Growth Factory is a nonprofit startup accelerator and an accompanying early-stage venture fund. Join Mark in this wide ranging solocast as he shares his philosophies on life and entrepreneurship, offers some advice and shares some of his life experiences throughout his entrepreneuri...
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September 29, 2021 71 min
Hernani Alves started as a part-time employee and eventually grew to become the President of a $3 billion publicly traded Company that was regularly voted as Best Workplace. Today, he's an author and an international speaker who helps leaders build world-class teams focused on getting results. 
Hernani is also a member of the Growth Factory’s “dream team” mentor community, a group of highly successful entrepreneurs and busine...
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September 22, 2021 49 min
Kristine Hyde & Brenda Dreary met at their kids’ school where Brenda who was PTC president recruited Kristine into fundraising.  Both dynamic and hardworking women immediately hit it off.  Flash forward…they are now co-owners in 2 regional Dry Bar locations, one in Sacramento and one in Roseville.  Kristine joins Mark to talk about what inspired her and Brenda to bring Dry Bar to the region, how they got started, the fun they’v...
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Jack Crawford, General Partner of Impact Venture Capital joins Mark to talk about trends in innovation, startup acceleration, and Venture Capital and how the pandemic has affected this landscape.   Jack also provides a preview of the upcoming Impact Global Venture Summit, a day-long exhibition on October 7th in Sacramento focused on innovation, investing, and society. If you want insight on the latest technologies, are interested i...
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DJ Stephan has co-founded, scaled, and exited a number of high-growth tech startups including Sacramento-based SkySlope. We are thrilled that he has recently joined the Growth Factory Accelerator team as Director of Mentorship to help build and lead our growing mentor community.
 
 DJ joins Mark on the podcast for a fantastic discussion that covers everything from the entrepreneurial mindset to the critical role of mentors, to key ...
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Cheryl Beninga is an experienced Venture Capital investor, Board Member and Advisor for technology companies in strategy, financing and M&A for over twenty years beginning with her time at Intel Capital. She has experience investing in and building high growth organizations in clean technology, mobile software, MedTech and enterprise software. She is Managing Director of Wai-Mohala Ventures and Beninga Advisors.  She is also co...
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August 25, 2021 39 min
Liz Connolly, co-founder of Trifecta Nutrition, celebrates the recent close of their series B $20M raise and shares her recipe for success: continuous learning + hard work.  It wasn’t always easy, and success wasn’t pre-determined, she reveals. However, a strong relationship with co-founder (and brother) Greg Connolly along with their combined determination and growth mindset saw them through the ups and downs of building a loc...
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August 18, 2021 47 min
World renowned performance painter and creative arts entrepreneur, David Garibaldi dazzles audiences with his Rhythm and Hue shows during which he produces pop portraits to music in a matter of minutes.  In this episode, Mark and David dive into a dynamic discussion infused with passion and purpose that covers topics from their shared love of Sacramento to the first painting David sold to the incredible community impact he has made...
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August 11, 2021 49 min
At 29, Michael Nelson started his first company. The dotcom bubble set him back, but he learned from the experience and started another company, TLC Tech. Now a 7-figure success, TLC Tech is thriving for one reason, according to Michael. He developed goals, reviewed them regularly, and built in accountability. Michael used his goal-achieving system to take his company and his life to new highs. Lucky for us, he has written a book a...
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August 4, 2021 48 min
In this episode, Chip Maxson, General Manager of the Sacramento River Cats, and Mark offer a behind the scenes look at the business of managing a minor league sports team and venue – during a pandemic. They discuss the resourceful ways that the River Cats executives and staff pivoted to use their assets to serve the community. They also dive into the critical tone-setting role of leadership, how leaders impact culture, and how cult...
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Kate Cordell, the founder of Opeeka, has been working in the mental illness and research space her entire career. Her quest to create a better and more unified model for mental health care fueled by her passion for data, statistics, and artificial intelligence led her to create Opeeka’s Person-Centered Intelligence Solution. 
 
P-CIS is a transformative software solution that instantly and seamlessly combines multiple sources of a...
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July 21, 2021 48 min
“The day I took my first dollar. I was 100% in, and I promised myself that I would never stop until this was successful based on the money that was taken. So, when I think about success in business, the only time you fail is when you quit.”

-- Neville Boston, Founder of Reviver

Whether you are a founder, an investor or…a car owner, you’ll want to tune into this segment! Mark talks with Neville Boston, Founder of Reviver and ...
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In this episode, Mark has a fascinating discussion with the dynamic and talented Ross Haley about entrepreneurship in the Cannabis space.  Ross shares a little about his journey that includes growing up in a Northern California community of cannabis growers, to an early job selling Kirby vacuums, to tremendous success via the sale of his company, General Hydroponics, to Scott’s Miracle Gro (SMG) for $130M in 2015.     Ross is now C...
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