Pre IPO

FirstMark Acquisition Corp. III

Raised
$400M
CIK
1847969
Focus
Technology, Software, Ecommerce, Healthcare, FinTech, Gaming, Entertainment
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Richard Heitzmann has been our Chief Executive Officer since August 2020 and a director since October 2020. Additionally, Mr. Heitzmann has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. since September 2020 and as Chief Executive Officer and a director of FirstMark Acquisition Corp. II since February 2021. Since 2008, Mr. Heitzmann has served as a Founder and Partner of FirstMark, a venture capital firm focused on consumer and enterprise investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, mobile and data service. Prior to this, Mr. Heitzmann served as a Partner at Pequot Ventures from 1999 to 2008. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Heitzmann was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at First Advantage Corp (Nasdaq: FADV) and from 2001 to 2003, Mr. Heitzmann served at US Search.Com Inc. as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and a member of its board of directors. Currently, Mr. Heitzmann sits on the board of directors of many private companies including Dashlane, Inc., Omaze, Inc., NoHo Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a Orchard) and Roman Health Ventures, Inc. Mr. Heitzmann graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School.

We believe Mr. Heitzmann’s entrepreneurial and venture capital experience, his broad network and access to potential target businesses makes him a valuable member of our board of directors.

Amish Jani has been our President since August 2020 and will serve as our Chairman of the board of directors following the completion of this offering. Additionally, Mr. Jani has served as President and Chairman of the board of directors of FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. since September 2020 and as President and Chairman of the board of directors of FirstMark Acquisition Corp. II since February 2021. Since 2008, Mr. Jani has served as a Founder and Partner of FirstMark. Prior to this, Mr. Jani served as a Partner at Pequot Ventures from 2000 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Jani serves on the board of directors of many private companies including Brooklinen, Inc., InVisionApp, Inc., Starry and Tracelink. Mr. Jani earned his B.S. in Economics and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

We believe Mr. Jani’s extensive venture capital and investment experience as well as his senior leadership experience and broad network makes him a valuable member of our board of directors.

Daniel Gaisin has been our Chief Financial Officer since August 2020. Mr. Gaisin has served at FirstMark since 2008, first as Controller and currently as Vice President of Finance. Additionally, Mr. Gaisin has served as Chief Financial Officer of FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. since September 2020 and as Chief Financial Officer of FirstMark Acquisition Corp. II since February 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Gaisin was Controller at Pequot Ventures for several months in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Gaisin was a Manager of Accounting at Riverstone Holdings, LLC and from 2004 to 2007, served at The Carlyle Group as a Senior Accountant. Mr. Gaisin received his B.S. in Accounting from Yeshiva University.

Eric D. Cheung has been our Secretary and a director since August 2020. Additionally, Mr. Cheung has served as Secretary of FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. since September 2020 and as Secretary of FirstMark Acquisition Corp. II since February 2021. Mr. Cheung has served as the General Counsel at FirstMark since 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Cheung served at Naspers Ventures as General Counsel from 2016 to 2019. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Cheung was a corporate, M&A and securities law attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and from 2006 to 2012, served as a corporate attorney for Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Mr. Cheung is a member of the board of directors of OpenGamma, Inc., a financial technology company focused on derivatives analytics. Mr. Cheung received his B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.