Our Entrepreneurs


Mark Sears

Mark Sears is the Founder & CEO of CloudFactory. He is passionate about using his blend of technology and business experience towards the vision of connecting 1 million people to online work. Mark started his career as a software developer with Sun Microsystems before spending 10 years in different technology and product roles at startups around North America. He helped a 5-person tech startup grow to 130 employees after raising $48 million in capital, then ventured out to run his own company for six years. In 2008 his two week vacation to Nepal was extended a few weeks then a few months, ultimately living there with his wife for 6 years where their 2 beautiful kids and startup (CloudFactory) was born. Mark and family have been based in the Raleigh/Durham, NC office the last 2 years to help build out sales and marketing. A proud Canadian, Mark grew up in Red Deer, AB then studied computer science with a business minor at the University of Alberta.

CloudFactory is using technology to create meaningful work for as many people as possible by building the best on-demand digital workforce known to man. Whether it is extracting valuable information from scanned documents, images, audio, video, or the web - CloudFactory searches the world to find, train and equip the best on-demand workforce to scale your business. We are driven by our vision of developing 1 million talented young leaders who change the way the world works - change how companies get work done, change how and why people work, and change a world where talent is equally distributed but opportunities are not.