Bijan R. Sabet

Founder & General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Bijan R. Sabet

Bijan R. Sabet

Founder & General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Spark Capital Partners LLC

RelSci Relationships

1107

Number of Boards

20

Number of Awards

5

Interests

Music, Photography, Family

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Stack Exchange, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at FitnessKeeper, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Bug Labs, Inc.

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Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Keep Holdings, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Founder at Z80 Labs LLC

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Partner at Codecademy

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Co-Founder at Stack Exchange, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Union Square Ventures LLC

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Bijan R. Sabet
Founder & General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC
Education
BS

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Career History
Founder & General Partner
2005 - Current

Spark Capital Partners' investments focus on the conflux of the media, entertainment and technology industries. They seek to invest in early 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.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Prior

GameLogic, Inc. develops gaming solutions. develops strategies and solutions for casino operators to enhance customer relationships and attract new players. The company was founded by Steven N. Kane in 2002 and is headquartered in Waltham, WA.

Vice President, Business Development & Product Management
Prior

Moxi Digital, Inc. provides cable and satellite television services. The company designs software and hardware for cable and satellite set-top boxes. It offers home entertainment solutions. Moxi Digital was founded by Steve Perlman in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

Tumblr, Inc. operates a social media and blogging site. Its website allows the users to share contents such as text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos using computer and mobile devices. The company was founded by David Karp in February 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Board Member
Current

Stack Exchange, Inc. operates a network of question and answer sites on diverse topics. It operates websites for software developers, including Stack Overflow, a site for programmers to find, ask, and answer their questions serving professional and novice programmers each month. The firm also expands to cover topics as diverse as mathematics, home improvement, statistics, and english language and usage. The company was founded by Joel Spolsky, Michael Howard Pryor and Jeff Atwood in 2008 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Keep Holdings, Inc. owns and operates online advertising platforms. Its platform offers trending products, featured products, and gift guides, and allows retailers to add and sell their products to shoppers on its platform. The firm's products include AdKeeper, Swizzle and Keep. The company was founded by Scott Kurnit and MaryAnn Bekkedahl in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Regents
Current

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Political Donations
$35.8K
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2010

Founder at Girls Who Code, Inc.

$1,000
2009

Senator from Colorado

Investments
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Umano Corp. manufactures artwork women''s and men''s fashion basics, t-shirts and dresses. The company was founded by Alexander Torrey and Jonathan Torrey on October 15, 2011 and is headquartered in Athens, GA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #59
2015
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #32
2014
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #51
2013
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2012 TechCrunch Disrupt (New York City)

Speaker
New York City, NY
2011 TechCrunch Disrupt (New York City)

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