Spark Capital Partners LLC

Spark Capital Partners LLC

Spark Capital Partners LLC

Overview
Date Founded

2005

Headquarters

137 Newbury Street,8th floor,Boston, MA 02116-2940

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

11 - 50

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services
Appliances & Electronics
Accounting & Financial Services
Internet Software & Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Spark Capital Partners' investments focus on the conflux of the media, entertainment and technology industries. They seek to invest in all stage start-ups, generally in the first venture round, with emphasis on Internet and mobile investments. The firm may invest as little as $500,000 to partner closely with a founder at the seed stage or as much as $25 million to help an emerging winner establish category leadership. Spark looks at a potential investment through the eyes of the ultimate user it serves. They look for companies who concentrate on the consumer above all else. Spark's investment are not limited to any particular sector, but Spark tends to invest in marketplace, social network, SaaS business, mobile platform, advertising solutions, media, frontier, financial technology, consumer, commerce, and hardware companies.

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Facebook, Inc. purchases CTRL-Labs Corp. NY from Breyer Capital LLC, Vulcan Ventures, Inc., Lux Capital Group LLC, Spark Capital Partners LLC, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures LLC, GV Management Co. LLC, Fuel Capital Management Co. LLC, Amazon (Venture Capital)

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Shopify, Inc. purchases Handshake Corp. from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, EQT Partners AB, Lightspeed Management Co. LLC, Omidyar Network, Emergence Capital Partners, Spark Capital Partners LLC, True Ventures LLC, Primary Venture Partners, Uncork Capital, Inc., MHS Capital Management LLC, BOLDstart Ventures, Point Nine Management GmbH, Sozo Ventures LLC, New Schools Capital LLC

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Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty LLC purchases Consumers United, Inc. from Charles River Ventures, Inc., Village Ventures, Inc., Spark Capital Partners LLC, Five Elms Capital Management LLC, Thayer Street Partners Management LLC, Coffin Capital & Ventures LLC, WorldQuant Ventures LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onFacebook, Inc. purchases Oculus VR, Inc. from Matrix Management Corp., Spark Capital Partners LLC, Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Advised onAOL, Inc. purchases Adap.tv, Inc. from Gemini Capital Fund Management Ltd., Redpoint Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Advised onFacebook, Inc. purchases Oculus VR, Inc. from Matrix Management Corp., Spark Capital Partners LLC, Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Advised onFacebook, Inc. purchases Oculus VR, Inc. from Matrix Management Corp., Spark Capital Partners LLC, Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Advised onFacebook, Inc. purchases Oculus VR, Inc. from Matrix Management Corp., Spark Capital Partners LLC, Andreessen Horowitz LLC

Advisors & Consultants
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Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management to individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits and foundations. First Republic clients work with a single relationship manager who coordinates a team of lending, deposit, investment management, trust and brokerage professionals. Preferred banking and wealth management offices are located in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland (Ore.), Boston, Greenwich and New York City. Publicly traded under the NYSE stock symbol "FRC," First Republic is a component of the S&P Total Market Index, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM, the Russell 1000®, Russell 3000® and Russell Global indices, and six Dow Jones indices. The Bank exceeds all of the current regulatory guidelines to be well-capitalized and is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and an Equal Housing Lender

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Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

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Storr, Inc. provides a marketplace where people make money instead of traditional ecommerce channels. The company was founded by Daniel Eric Senn and Jason Senn in May 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Brud, Inc. designs, develops, and creates virtual influencers. The firm offers Lil Miquela. The company was founded by Sara DeCou and Trevor McFedries in 2016 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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reMarkable AS develops, manufactures, sells, and delivers technology products and services. It also designs and produces software, hardware, and web solutions. The company was founded by Magnus Haug Wanberg in 2013 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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