Mark Johnson

Co-Founder & CEO
Descartes Labs

Mark is currently co-founder and CEO of Descartes Labs, a company applying machine learning to satellite imagery and building a living, breathing atlas of the world. Prior to Descartes, Mark served as CEO of Zite where he helped the company grow from a search startup without a product to a successful personalized iPad magazine. Mark sold Zite to CNN five months after launch and eventually sold Zite out of CNN to Flipboard in March 2014. Before Zite, Mark was a product manager at SAP and then plunged into three successful search startups: SideStep (acquired by Kayak for $180M in December 2007), Kosmix (acquired by Walmart in April 2011), and Powerset (acquired by Microsoft in July 2008). Mark studied philosophy at Stanford University.

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