Marc Sparks, head of Timber Creek Capital, is an American business man and venture capitalist. Marc has also worked in business solutions, real estate, and venture investing. His current business, Timber Creek Capital is a private equity firm that helps turn entrepreneurs dreams into money making services and products. They provide office space, web development, accounting and the necessary capital. Mr. Sparks has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the 1970’s.
He graduated in 1975 living in Austin, Texas, being a part of so many start-ups, some that went extremely well and some that didn’t quite make it. After being in entrepreneurialism, he finally decided to write a book about his experiences and what he has learned, so that other people might be able to learn from it. Marc feels that those who read his book could learn a lot more from his unsuccessful ventures rather than his successful ones. His climb to success is inspiring and you too can achieve success from the tips that he gives in his book.
Marc Sparks and Lynne Sipiora introduced Spark Tank in August of 2016, a process that will award mentoring and grants to non-profit organizations that support the community. Groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are allowed to submit their proposals to Spark Tank for a chance to win a $5,000 grant to help fund their cause. The second winner of the Spark Tank grant was Mommies In Need. They provide nannies that need childcare support due to a health emergency that can’t afford it. The non-profit organization has already started to put the grant to good use, searching for a bilingual nanny and one that is trained for special needs childcare. Marc states “I wanted to ‘spark’ or foster smart, fledgling non-profits with an initial grant; however more importantly mentor leadership within these causes by helping them with presentation skills. So many great causes fail simply due to the inability to ‘tell the story’ and properly ‘ask’ for the donation.”