Marc Sparks: Sparking Empathy Within Investing

Marc Sparks does more than just invest in new companies; he believes in the ideas and their underlying missions. Marc’s equity firm, Timber Creek Capital, LP (, fosters success and growth with faith, care, and empathy that is rare in this industry.


Timber Creek Capital, LP takes the extra effort to learn what each Capital Request applicant believes their strengths and weaknesses are. This effort shows how truly invested Marc is in the companies, their missions, and the employees themselves.


Marc’s empathetic ways likely stems from a past ridden with financial difficulty.

Marc humbly discusses his past as one of necessary hardship that gave him the tools to prepare himself for accomplishment later and he sees it as an almost-necessary growing pain that brought him to the success he is so fortunate to have today. These experiences helped Marc gain perspective and contagious positivism.


After much persuasion from colleagues, Marc decided to share his life experiences to help other people. Thoughtfully, he wrote They Can’t Eat You to help people understand that success is not all ponies and rainbows. In fact, on, Marc states “I feel like anyone reading my book will learn much more from my unsuccessful ventures than they will learn from my successful ones.”


By fully grasping the missions behind the ideas, Marc takes ideas that others deem impossible, and turns them into a beautiful and functioning reality. Additionally, Marc makes time for his team by keeping an open-door policy that enables his team to open necessary and productive dialogues to keep process-improvements coming for the betterment of operational flow.


Now, Marc does more than just run his business and help others to achieve their dreams. He also takes his prior life experiences to help break the cycle of poverty in families by donating computers to at-risk children through Sparky’s Kids Foundation; an organization he founded. Learn more:


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