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.
- Founded 2005
- Overview We are a venture capital firm that invests in startups led by creative thinkers. We are proud supporters of companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Oculus, Admeld, Warby Parker, Postmates, and Wayfair. We have offices in the Back Bay in Boston, SoHo in New York City, and SoMA in San Francisco. We invest globally—wherever we see the right opportunities. We invest in early stage startups, …
- Location Boston, Massachusetts
- Categories Startups, Finance, Venture Capital
- Founders Todd Dagres, Santo Politi, Bijan Sabet
- Website http://www.sparkcapital.com
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- 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).
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