It’s time to find out who is Mark “Mack” Cuban.
For the past year, Cuban has been the head of a venture capital firm, Cuban Venture Capital.
He also served as an adviser to President Donald Trump.
But he is also an investor in many of the biggest tech companies on the planet.
The company he founded, Space, has raised $2.5 billion from investors including Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
And the company he’s currently managing is one of the largest tech start-ups in the world, valued at $1.2 billion.
He’s also one of many high-profile investors in venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sequosky Capital, and others.
He’s also the CEO of an entertainment company, the Hollywood-based WME-IMG, which he co-founded with investor Chris Dixon.
Cuban is the former chairman of venture capital and venture capital group at venture capital powerhouse Sequoias Venture Group, according to a biography on the company website.
“There is no shortage of VCs who are focused on a particular technology or space that could be a catalyst for economic growth,” said Peter Schiller, managing partner at VC firm Renaissance Technologies.
“But it’s a little different when you’re in the space of venture and technology.”
Schiller says Cuban is one among a growing number of investors who see technology and its applications as the most promising area for growth.
“Mark Cuban is certainly one of a number of VC investors who are looking at the space and not just for the short-term growth of a company, but the long-term,” Schiller said.
“He’s looking at these technologies and technologies that will be in demand for the future.”
The company’s first round of funding was led by a venture capitalist group led by Kleiner Cau, which had previously backed two start-up incubators.
The $250 million round also included Kleiner Ventures, the venture capital arm of the investment firm where Cubans partner is currently managing.
Cuban also has ties to Facebook, which hired him in 2012.
Facebook is also the company Cuban founded, and in 2016 it acquired the venture-capital firm Digital Currency Group, which invests in Bitcoin, a digital currency.
Cubans role in the company was highlighted in an email obtained by ABC News.
He said he has “long been a strong supporter” of SpaceX, which is developing a rocket to send people to space.
Cubano also was the chairman of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Network, a non-profit that promotes the values of entrepreneurship, innovation and the sharing economy.
The network says Cuban “has been a steadfast supporter of the tech industry” and has contributed millions of dollars to its work.
SpaceX, founded in 2002, is seeking to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s.
The project has raised more than $20 billion, but some investors are skeptical that the company will be able to make the trip, even after a successful test flight in 2017.