Spark Capital

Spark Capital

Spark Capital is a venture capital firm founded in 2005 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts making early and growth investments in startup companies.

Spark Capital is a venture capital firm making early stage and growth stage investments in startup commerce, consumer, FinTech, frontier, marketplaces, media, and software & service companies. Spark Capital was founded in 2005 by Paul Conway, Santo Politi, and Todd Dagres and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has offices in San Francisco, California, and New York City, New York. As of 2018, Spark capital has a $400 million early stage fund, a $600 million venture growth fund, and a total of $3 billion under management.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

Carta (formerly eShares) is a San Francisco based cap table management platform that offers 409A valuations, products for investors and public companies.

A microventure capital firm and syndicate in California that focuses on seed and early stage investments.

Wayfair, inc. is an american e-commerce company that sells home goods. formerly known as csn stores, the company was founded in 2002 and now sells many home furnishings and décor items

Twitter is a micro-blogging internet service founded in 2006.

Postmates is a logistics company operating a network of couriers for local goods delivery.

Skillshare is a New York-based educational technology company offering an online learning community for creative entrepreneurs.

A company offering a communications platform allows developers to quickly build features that connect to every email, calendar, and contacts provider in the world.

SmileCareClub is a company that offers aligner therapy using a series of plastic aligners that gradually shift teeth into desired position.

A company offering a cloud platform for digital product creators and product development teams.

A technology company that specializes in location intelligence. It was founded in 2009 and has headquarters in New York City.

Wild Type is a San Francisco based company producing meat products like salmon using cellular agriculture lab techniques.

Benchling is a company based in San Francisco focusing on life science collaboration, both private and public, through creating cloud based software tools for digital DNA sequence editing, designing and running experiments, analyzing data, and sharing research.

An insurance technology company offering a platform for comparing and purchasing automobile and property insurance.

The only automated financial advisor offering financial planning, investment management and banking-related services all on a mobile app.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Spark Capital Founders Fund V, L.P.
4,800,000
4,800,000
March 15, 2017
4,500,000
4,500,000
February 24, 2014
3,530,000
3,530,000
April 15, 2011
353,000,000
353,000,000
October 19, 2010
450,000,000
450,000,000
February 27, 2013
375,000,000
May 27, 2014
370,000,000
March 7, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alex Finkelstein

Employee

Andrew Parker

Employee

Bijan Sabet

Founder

Biz Stone

Advisor

Candice M. Galvez

Employee

Charles Huang

Employee

David Cancel

Advisor

David Haber

Employee

Ekin Oflazer

Employee

Elisabeth Rosario

Employee

Jeremy G. Philips

Employee

John Melas-Kyriazi

Employee

Kevin Thau

Employee

Megan Quinn

Employee

Mo Koyfman

Employee

Nabeel Hyatt

Employee

Rob Go

Employee

Santo Politi

Founder

Todd Dagres

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

1st Dibs

Marketplaces

5min Media

Software & Services

Academia.edu

Software & Services

Adapt.tv

Media

Admeld

Media

Affirm

Fintech

Andela

Software & Services

Aura

Consumer

Aviary

Consumer

Badi

Marketplaces

Behalf

Fintech

Bloom Nation

Commerce

Braze

Software & Services

Capella Space

Frontier

Careship

Software & Services

Carta

Fintech

Clora

Marketplaces

Clover

Software & Services

Coach.me

Consumer

Coinbase

Fintech

Colu

Fintech

Convert Media

Media

Crowdrise

Marketplaces

Cruise

Frontier

CTRL Labs

Frontier

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
AlleyWatch
October 24, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Natasha Mascarenhas
September 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Congratulations, you landed your Series A round. What's next? Your Series B, and a lot of twists and turns. Yasmin Razavi of Spark Capital and Elliott Robinson of Bessemer are joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 (happening right now!) to talk about how early stage founders should think about landing growth stage venture capital money. [...]
Jordan Crook
August 25, 2020
TechCrunch
If 2020 hasn't been wild enough, there's an extra special twist going down at Disrupt 2020 beyond the fact that, for the first time ever, the conference will be fully virtual. It also happens to be the show's 10th anniversary. Time flies when you're changing the world, eh? As part of Disrupt's 10th anniversary celebration, [...]
Danny Crichton
July 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Business is the foundation, of, well, business. For startups, finding a working business model and honing it through decision-making, smart hires, and relentless focus on the right metrics can be the difference between building a scalable company and collapsing into the next Luckin Coffee. Given how important business performance and finance is, it's not uncommon [...]
AlleyWatch
June 27, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Kate Clark
August 16, 2019
TechCrunch
If there was one company at the top of everyone's mind this year, it was Slack. The now-ubiquitous workplace messaging tool began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in June after taking an unusual route to the public markets known as a direct listing. Slack bypassed the typical IPO process in favor of putting [...]
Mike Butcher
May 7, 2019
TechCrunch
There still exists an old-fashioned problem in travel: group travel that requires individuals and groups to plan and book personalized, multi-day tours online. Tourlane is a major player in this sector and has today announced it's raised $47 million in a round led by Sequoia and Spark Capital, alongside investors from the B round, including [...]
Reuters Editorial
March 19, 2019
U.S.
Glossier Inc, the online cosmetics company with a cult following among millennials, was valued at over $1 billion in a latest funding round led by Sequoia Capital, joining a clutch of billion-dollar makeup brands that are powered by the founders' social-media popularity.
Jordan Crook
Invalid Date
TechCrunch
"The screen is becoming the most important place in the world," says InVision CEO and founder Clark Valberg. In fact, it's hard to get through a conversation with him without hearing it. And, considering that his company has grown to $100 million in annual recurring revenue, he ha...

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