It’s time for Ask a VC, and this week Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital was back. We talked about whether it’s worth it for startups to launch at a conference like DEMO or Disrupt, the decision to turn a profitable lifestyle business into a venture-backed, cash-burning startup, how entrepreneurs in other countries can find US mentors and the value of MBAs.
In one of our more personal questions from a reader Daryn asks Sabet what he’d be doing now if he wasn’t a VC.
Tune in below for his answers.
- Bio Bijan Sabet has been a General Partner at Spark Capital since its inception in 2005. Bijan led Spark's investments at Twitter, Tumblr, Boxee, Foursquare, Stack Exchange, ExFM, OMGPOP, and Bug Labs. He also led the investment in thePlatform (acquired by Comcast) and was on the board at Next New Networks (acquired by Google).
- Full profile for Bijan Sabet
- Founded 2005
- Overview We are an early and growth stage venture capital firm that invests in startups led by creative thinkers. We partner with entrepreneurs who make products and services for consumers as well as business people and are proud supporters of companies such as Oculus VR, Slack, Twitter, Warby Parker, Wealthfront, IEX and more. We're bi-coastal - with offices in San Francisco, New York City and Boston. We …
- Location Boston, MA
- Categories Venture Capital, Finance, E-Commerce, Hardware, Consumer, Media and Entertainment, FinTech, Marketplace
- Founders Todd Dagres, Santo Politi, Bijan Sabet
- Website http://www.sparkcapital.com
- Full profile for Spark Capital