Founder and Partner at FirstMark Capital
Rick Heitzmann, a Founder and Partner at FirstMark Capital, focuses on technology investments in media, advertising technology, gaming, mobile, and data services. Rick has led investments in market leaders in media (Pinterest, NYSE: PINS), sports (DraftKings, NASDAQ: DKNG), commerce (StubHub, acquired by eBay), gaming (Riot Games, acquired by Tencent), data services (First Advantage, NASDAQ: FADV; acquired by First American), advertising technology (Tapad, acquired by Telenor), and more.
Prior to founding FirstMark, Rick was an entrepreneur, including being a founding member of the senior management team at First Advantage, which he helped grow and sell to First American (NYSE: FAF). In 2020, 2021, and 2022, Rick was named to the Forbes’ Midas List as one of the world’s top venture capitalists. He has also received similar distinctions from CB Insights, Insider and the New York Times. Rick holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.