Mark Haidar is a serial entrepreneur that combines advanced technological skills with astute business knowledge. Throughout his career, Mark was able to build more than 42 different notable products and grow several technology-based businesses.
Mark started his first technology company in Lebanon at age 17. By the age of 21, Mark had built the first fully integrated web-based university management system in Lebanon, the first 3D game engine built locally in the Middle East, the first wireless application protocol based internet-to-home remote control system in Lebanon, and won a People’s Choice Award for best web product in the Middle East for transforming municipality records from paper to digital.
In 2006, Mark moved to the USA and led the development of a state of the art research and development project for the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC). He was able to successfully create an original service-oriented intra and inter-vehicle communication system for transportation, robotic, and military systems that enhanced each vehicle’s situation assessment and awareness in military combats and have the potential to help create safer and more efficient highway systems.
With a huge demand for innovative and scalable technology solutions, Mark cofounded Dialexa, a global product-focused technology innovation and development company headquartered in Dallas Texas. Dialexa has been growing at an exponential rate with clients ranging from venture-backed startups to fortune 20 companies and governments around the world. In 2014, Dialexa started a division under the name of Dialexa Labs; a self funded venture lab that develops internal products or services that spins out new companies. In Sept 2014, Dialexa Labs launched Vinli, the first connected car technology platform at Techcrunch Disrupt. Mark is currently serving as the CEO of Vinli.
Mark has numerous journal publications, pending patents, and is a regular speaker at global technology conferences. Most recently Mark founded Peace.Report, an online news aggregator that focuses on current conflicts around the world. It collects news articles that promote peace and expose atrocities. Peace.Report is scheduled to go live early 2015. Mark is also working on launching LISA (Lebanese International Startup Association), which helps Lebanese startups launch and scale their companies in international markets.