Marc Sparks, the Founder, and President of Timber Creek Capital – a venture capitalist firm, is very focused on his goals and what he wanted to execute in the society. Marc has tasted massive success in his entrepreneurial life along with debacles in some of his bets. This made him looking things beyond success and failures in his adventures and also encouraged him to invest his time in philanthropy equally. From his childhood, he was very much concerned about the struggling people, children and wished he could support by making them capable of doing things themselves. His philanthropic initiatives are well-thought and not meant for a single time or recurring cash assistance but giving them vocational training, offering the resourcing, and finding an earning occupation for them.
Marc has almost 40-years of experience in startups and known as a famous serial entrepreneur. He guides aspiring business people with support, guidance, and assistance through Timber Creek Capital. To support and mold new business ventures, Marc modified his office to contain all the technology innovations for startup needs and to create a world-class business environment for them. He sets specific goals and targets for each venture by closely working with them and understanding their products or services and its potential. As a person with decades of experience, he can easily understand the risks associated with various industries and mentors the ventures with greater expertise. He offers office space, capital, marketing, banking, tech solutions, etc. for new ventures.
Sparks also wrote a book to explain his entrepreneur journey to aspirants. He focuses on providing details of failures in the book than highlighting his success. He believes that the success has nothing but a celebration and almost no lesson can be taught from it, whereas failures are a real resource for learning. Marc also focuses on pointing the fact of being fearless in investments. He says he keeps two questions in mind while taking up any new project “How do I do it?” and “Am I afraid of losing?” Marc explains the qualities he keeps himself anchored into, focus, passion, faith, savvy of Monetization, tenacity, and the most important one, a great sense of urgency to run a successful entrepreneurial and philanthropic life.
He also plays a bigger role in various causes, and he is associated with The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter from the 1980s. The shelter in Texas accommodates 160 people at a time, give them food and vocational training, employ them or find a job for them and making them independent in five months. He also assisted a large number of homeless people in making their dream come true by helping them financially to construct homes or building houses for them. Through the foundation “Sparky Kids,” Sparks gave away more than 1,000 laptops to street kids to help them support themselves and break out of poverty.