About Us


Mack Kolarich

Chief Product Officer

A serial entrepreneur and startup community leader, Mack led Different’s product design and development as well as its fund due diligence team. He leveraged his deep expertise and networks in 50+ global startup ecosystems to help source and assess funds for Different. In addition to his work at Different, Mack cofounded Startup Angels with Leslie Jump after meeting her at an entrepreneurs summit in Rio de Janeiro. Together, they have taught investor workshops in 30+ markets around the world.

Previously, Mack cofounded SceneSquid (a SaaS marketing tool), Startup Jackpot and GetSpontaneous. As a global and corporate facilitator with Startup Weekend, Mack has run entrepreneur programs across the globe and helped pioneer the organization’s corporate innovation program — working with organizations like Booz Allen Hamilton, Coca Cola and the World Bank.

In a prior life, Mack worked with the U.S. International Trade Administration and as a backcountry ranger for the National Park Service. He loves mountaineering, quality outdoor gear, and good design. He has a B.A. in Political Science / Political Economy from Carleton College.