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About Mark Sears
After doing tech startups in Canada and the US for about 10 years, Mark Sears
has spent the last 4 years living in Nepal and using his unique blend of
technology and business experience to develop CloudFactory towards creating work
for 1 million people. What started with Mark training four young Nepali computer
engineers around one iMac on a kitchen table has grown into a multinational
company with 175 full-time staff and 2500+ part-time data specialists.
Mark Sears began his career as a software developer with Sun Microsystems before
finding his groove in the world of startups. Moving into technology evangelism
and product management roles he helped a 5 person startup grow to 130 employees
across 4 international offices after raising $48 million in venture capital.
Mark then raised angel investment, launched and managed his own startup company
for 6 years before coming to Nepal and starting the CloudFactory adventure.
CloudFactory is an on-demand workforce to make data valuable. The CloudFactory
team is the human infrastructure behind many great venture-backed startups, and
also the assistance behind helping tech companies train their machine learning
algorithms. The CloudFactory solutions team, work platform and cloud workforce
come together to process hundreds of millions of tasks like data capture from
receipts/invoices/medical forms, video captioning, image tagging/moderation, and
human-powered screen scraping.
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