Paul J. Conway

Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Paul J. Conway

Paul J. Conway

Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Charles River Ventures, Inc.
Spark Capital Partners LLC

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1

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Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Investor at Nextdoor.com, Inc.

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Founder & General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Founder & General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Stack Exchange, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Bond Street Marketplace, Inc.

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Paul J. Conway
Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC
Education
BBA

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Career History
Founder
1995 - 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.

Chief Financial Officer
1988 - 2000

Charles River Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in communications & technology, enterprise software/services and media/entertainment sectors. Initial investments range from $25,000 to $5 million. Investments over the life of a project range from $3 million to $20 million. This typically results in a significant but non-controlling interest at the time of an IPO. Charles River Ventures typically serves as the lead investor.

Professional
Prior - 1977

American Finance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, is an American company located in Long Beach, CA, that provides equipment rental leasing services. Guaranty Bank (Austin, Texas) acquired American Finance Group, Inc. from PLM International, Inc. on 01 Mar 00 for $29 million.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Governor at Massachusetts Office of the Governor, Charles Baker

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Spark Capital III LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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