Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Joining Spark Capital

I’m delighted to announce that on June 14th, I am joining the team at Spark Capital.

I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Bijan and Mo through their presence in the NY tech community and through the numerous co-investments between Spark and Union Square Ventures. They are both great people who are passionate about web services and hungry for what’s next. They are remarkable board members in the value they add beyond their capital, and both of them are smart as hell. 

I knew Todd, Santo, Alex and Paul less well prior to my move to Boston, and so we sat down over to a number of meetings to learn more about each other. My goal was to feel out how they think about the world, both professionally and personally. With each meeting I took with them, I was consistently impressed by their intelligence and conviction. In conversations with the partners I knew less well, at times I felt like I had known them for years: we think similarly.

In the end I’m humbled that they offered me the opportunity to work with them. I’ve got a lot of respect for their deal taste, which is self-evident in their history of investments, and I look forward to working with them on developing their portfolio. The team at Spark has created a great platform for early stage investing, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can do with this opportunity.

Once I get started on the 14th my email address will be andrew@sparkcapital.com, so don’t hesitate to ping me, and I look forward to learning about what you’re working on. Or, as always, I can be reached at andrew.parker@gmail.com.

Notes

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    w00t!
  3. benjaminstein said: Congrats and good luck!
  4. whitneymcn reblogged this from thegongshow and added:
    Awesome news — congratulations to both Andrew and Spark!
  5. david-noel said: I knew it! Congratulations, Andrew. This is huge
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