Mark Rucci

Director of Platform Strategy, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund


Mark Rucci is the Director of Platform Strategy of the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. He joined Revolution in 2018 and works with policymakers, universities, investors, startups, corporations, media, and ecosystem builders to foster innovation and democratize access to capital in all parts of the country.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting focusing on innovation and customer strategy based in Washington, DC. While at Deloitte, Mark helped civilian, national security, and private sector clients build the capacity to become more innovative through the use of prize design, grand challenges, segmentation, and workforce strategy.

Mark has published papers with Oxfam International, the European Commission, and the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics on the subject of economic inequality, poverty, and intergenerational mobility.

Mark graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA/MPA in public policy. He earned a master’s degree in social and economic inequality from the London School of Economics.

The work of Rise of the Rest easily demonstrates that the way out of our country’s most complex economic and political challenges is investing time and resources into diverse groups of people with a commitment to their local communities.