FIRSTMARK HORIZON ACQUISITION CORP.
Starry, a Next Generation Licensed Fixed Wireless Technology Developer and Internet Service Provider with Blazing Fast Speeds and Unmatched Customer Service, Announces Plans to Go Public Via a Merger with FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp.
Starry, Inc. to Go Public in Business Combination with FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. to Bring its Transformative Broadband Service to Millions of Households | Visit starry.com/investors for more detail.
Potential investors should carefully review this disclaimer regarding the proposed business combination and forward-looking statements.
In connection with the proposed business combination, Starry Holdings, Inc. (“Starry Holdings”) will file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Form S-4 will include a proxy statement of FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. (“FMAC”) and a prospectus of Starry Holdings, referred to as a proxy statement/prospectus. The proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to all FMAC stockholders. Additionally, Starry Holdings and FMAC will file other relevant materials with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination. Copies of the Form S-4, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant materials filed or that will be filed with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders of FMAC are urged to read the Form S-4, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant materials filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination because they will contain important information about the proposed business combination and the parties to the proposed business combination.
FirstMark Capital Background
We are seasoned technology investors who have spent decades successfully guiding companies from inception through IPO, with $2.2 billion in total capital committments. FirstMark Capital has backed entrepreneurs that have created leading companies, including Shopify, Pinterest, Riot Games, DraftKings, Airbnb, Upwork, Discord, InVision, Dataiku, Pendo, Starry, JustWorks, Ro, Carta, and more.
Our Management Team
Richard Heitzmann, our Chief Executive Officer and Director, has served as a Founder and Partner of FirstMark Capital since 2008 and brings over 20 years of relevant investment experience. At FirstMark Capital, he focuses on consumer and enterprise investments in media, commerce, gaming, software as a service and consumer services. Rick has led investments in market leaders such as Pinterest (NYSE: PINS), Airbnb (Nasdaq: ABNB), StubHub (acquired by eBay), DraftKings (Nasdaq: DKNG), First Advantage (Nasdaq: FADV, acquired by First American), Tapad (acquired by Telenor), Riot Games (acquired by Tencent), Ro, Imperfect Foods, Discord, Carta, Omaze, and Dashlane. Mr. Heitzmann served as the lead partner in each of these investments and was pivotal in driving value accretive outcomes.
Prior to founding FirstMark Capital, Mr. Heitzmann served as a Partner at Pequot Ventures from 1999 to 2008. In addition, Mr. Heitzmann was a founding member of the senior management team at First Advantage (Nasdaq: FADV) from 2003 to 2004 which he helped grow and sell to First American (NYSE: FAF). In 2020, Mr. Heitzmann was named to the Forbes’ Midas List as one of the world’s top venture capitalists. In addition, he has been recognized by CB Insights and the New York Times as a Top 100 Venture Capitalist globally . Rick holds a B.S.in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a M.B.A from The Harvard Business School.
Amish Jani, our President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, has served as a Founder and Partner of FirstMark Capital since 2008 and has been an active venture capitalist for over 20 years. At FirstMark Capital, he invests broadly across the cloud software and internet landscape, including software as a service applications, commerce, technology infrastructure and more. He has invested in industry-defining companies including Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), Frame.io (pending acquisition by Adobe), Starry, Pendo, Schoology (acquired by PowerSchool), InVision, Tracelink, Boomi (acquired by Dell), IMImobile (LSE: IMI), Aveksa (acquired by EMC), and more.
Prior to founding FirstMark Capital, Mr. Jani served as a Partner with Pequot Ventures from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Jani has been recognized by CB Insights and the New York Times as a Top 100 Venture Capitalist globally. Mr. Jani holds both a B.S. (summa cum laude) and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
The FirstMark Capital Platform
The FirstMark Capital Platform is a proprietary suite of events, resources, executive networks, and software designed to accelerate the success of companies backed by FirstMark Capital. In particular, the Platform provides emerging technology companies with access to:
(1) recruiting services (including Board, executive, and non-executive talent recruitment); (2) go-to-market support through access to commercial and partnership opportunities with Fortune 1000 companies and strategic tech partners; and (3) operational support via access to private forums and networks of world-class operating leaders, who provide ongoing and on-demand company-building guidance.