Investor Overview

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Founded:
2005
Founders:
Paul Conway, Bijan Sabet, Santo Politi, Todd Dagres
Headquarters:
Boston, MA
Funds Raised:
$375M
Description:
Spark Capital is a bi-coastal boutique venture firm. We partner with bold entrepreneurs creating new ideas in design and technology.

Detailed Description

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Spark Capital is a small, collaborative team that takes pride in our strong relationships with each other and our entrepreneurs. We believe there should be ‘venture’ in venture capital; we like risk and are not afraid to take it. Our team is in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, and we invest wherever we see the right opportunities.

Spark has lead the early funding of many leading companies including Tumblr (acquired by Yahoo!), Oculus VR (Acquired by Facebook), Adap.tv (acquired by AOL), AdMeld (acquired by Google), OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga), and Twitter (NYSE: TWTR).

Our sweet spot is early stage startups, generally leading the first venture round, with a focus on Internet and mobile investments. We will also invest as little as $500,000 to partner closely with a founder at the seed stage or as much as $25,000,000 to help an emerging winner establish category leadership. From first-time founders to seasoned entrepreneurs, we support passionate individuals who aim to transform important markets or create entirely new ones.

Founded in 2005, Spark Capital manages approximately $1.8b across five funds. Our fund size also allows us to stick with a company through the tough times and larger rounds. We are currently investing Spark IV, a $450m fund raised in 2013 and Spark Capital Growth Fund, a $375m fund raised in 2014.

Current Team (12)

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Past Team (7)

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Investments (145)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Office

    138 Spring Street

    6th Floor

    New York, NY 10012

    USA

  • Office

    137 Newbury Street

    8th Floor

    Boston, MA 02116

    USA

Images (1)

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