A new member of the Spark team

Our team at Spark Capital has evolved a bit since we started in 2005. Since that time, we promoted Alex from Principal to General Partner. We promoted Mo from Principal to General Partner. And we promoted Andrew, from Sr. Associate to Principal

I’m proud that we’ve been able to grow the firm by giving members of the team more and more responsibility.

I always tell people that the best part of my job is that I get to meet and work with the most talented and creative entrepreneurs on the planet. 

The other part of this job I love is that I get to work with my friends. I’ve known Santo for years before Spark. Same with Todd. My kids call our other partner/cfo Paul, grandpa in a joking way because his hair is gray. When we have our holiday party it truly feels like a family event. 

Today we announced a new addition to the Spark team. Nabeel Hyatt has joined our company as a Venture Partner. Nabeel is super creative, smart and high energy. He gets the social web and obsesses about design. He’s also a serial entpreneur. Nabeel’s latest startup was Conduit Labs which was acquired by Zynga. After that acquisition, Nabeel became General Manager of the Zynga Cambridge office. 

When I moved to Boston after 10 years in SF, Nabeel was one of the first people I met. He had cofounded Ambient Devices and I bought their Orb. I was so obsessed with connected devices that I reached out to him cold. We became fast friends and we always wanted to find a way to work together. 

And now we have that opportunity. 

Nabeel has a post up as well (and it’s on Tumblr wouldn’t you know!) about joining Spark. 

Welcome aboard Nabeel!