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Bijan Sabet

Bijan Sabet has been a General Partner at Spark Capital since its inception in 2005. Bijan led Spark’s investments at Twitter, Tumblr, Boxee, ... More »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).

The Inside Story of The OMGPOP-Zynga Deal From The CEO, Investors & More!

We caught up with OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter, Zynga’s chief mobile officer David Ko and board member and Spark Capital partner Bijan Sabet to get the inside story of how OMGPOP’s sale went down. It’s been a whirlwind six weeks for OMGPOP, which transformed from an also-ran social ...

With OMGPOP, Patience Paid Off, Says Spark’s Bijan Sabet

Bijan Sabet, whose portfolio at Spark includes Foursquare, Tumblr and Twitter, led the Boston firm’s investment in OMGPOP and served on its board. We caught up with him via phone while he was traveling on the West Coast. Here are edited excerpts: How did you come to back the company? I ...

Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet And Trinity Ventures’ Patricia...

This week on TechCrunch TV’s Ask A VC show, we are fortunate to have two guests in the studio—Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet and Trinity Ventures’ Patricia Nakache. You can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show. Sabet was an ...

6 things we learned from 'Hatching Twitter' The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Directors Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabet summoned Williams to the Clift Hotel for a breakfast meeting. Sabet played good cop, trying to soften the blow to Dorsey's ego and bank account. Wilson, however, dropped the hammer in between bites of egg. "You know, you're really good...

Twitter’s Silent Chairman

The cogs of this particular bit of corporate machinery started turning in 2008, when Williams and board members Bijan Sabet and Fred Wilson expressed concern in Dorsey’s ability to act as Twitter CEO. Push came to shove and, in October of 2008, Dorsey was informed by the pair of board ...

Disruptions: Hollywood, or Silicon Valley: Where's the Money?

“A good tech investment firm returns three times the fund it uses for investments,” said Bijan Sabet, a general partner at Spark Capital, one of the first companies to invest in Tumblr. Mr. Sabet noted that this meant that a $100 million fund should return $300 million to ...

Sincerely Gets Out the Vote With 100,000 Shepard Fairey Postcards

Bijan Sabet, a general partner at the venture firm Spark Capital and an investor in Sincerely, said it’s usually a great thing when a small, growing start-up can collaborate with high profile artists, brands or celebrities. “When people who have a global brand and are well-respected ...

Get Ready to Rumble With the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt New York

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 ...

Why has Yahoo gone nutso & started acting like a troll? — Tech News and Analysis

So earlier this morning Spark Capital partner Bijan Sabet and I got into a major conversation over Twitter via direct messages. Let’s just say it was a rather frank exchange of opinions and arguments on Yahoo and its decision to go nuclear on Facebook and by extension crossing a line. ...

Bicoastal VCs Jeremy Levine And Bijan Sabet Compare Investing In NYC Vs. Silicon Valley

Forbes caught up with two of them, Midas Listers Jeremy Levine of Bessemer Venture Partners and Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital, to compare startup-spotting on each coast. For Levine, a New York City resident who spends much of his time in Silicon Valley, the problem is still one of volume. ...

Early Twitter investors double on consumer web start-ups

Take Bijan Sabet, the partner at Spark Capital who led his firm's investment in Twitter in 2008. At the time, according to a person familiar with the matter, Twitter was valued at USD 100 million. This week, the company is seeking a valuation of up to USD 13.6 billion in its initial ...

The Daily Startup: Twitter's IPO Estimate Values Company Up To $11.1B

Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet says Tumblr founder David Karp ‘s CEO job wasn’t in jeopardy prior to the company’s sale to Yahoo, despite a report in a forthcoming book about Twitter by Nick Bilton of the New York Times. Sabet, speaking at a tech industry event, said Tumblr was ...

How much did Tumblr's VCs really make? The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

They also claimed that Spark Capital's Bijan Sabet made $77 million for himself, in addition to whatever carry he's entitled to as a partner in the Spark Capital fund that invested alongside USV. In short, the Privco report is a load of Yahoo. Here are the actual numbers, based on ...

Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

And now Lift is adding more believers to its support network, announcing today that it has closed a $2.5 million series A round, led by Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital, who joined the co-founders and Ev Williams on Lift’s board of directors. Obvious, SV Angel, Adam Ludwin from RRE...

Spark Capital's Bijan Sabet sees consumer web surge in Boston

Boston Business Journal by Kyle Alspach, VC Editor Date: Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:13am EDT - Last Modified: Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:32am EDT Spark Capital's Bijan Sabet, who has previously backed Twitter and Foursquare, said he's impressed with the amount of consumer-facing tech ...

Midas Lister Bijan Sabet Compares Consumer Startups East Vs. West

West Spark Capital partner and early Twitter investor Bijan Sabet explains how he spots consumer winners from Boston to San Francisco. How Midas Lister Jeremy Levine Views NYC Startups Vs. Silicon Valley {"generic":"How Midas Lister Jeremy Levine Views NYC Startups Vs. Silicon ...

Why Didn't Tumblr Turn Out More Like Twitter?

“I think every company’s different, every founder’s different,” says Bijan Sabet, whose venture firm, Spark Capital, was an early investor in both social startups. “They’re two different situations. It’s a funny day when we look at $1.1 billion as small.” Granted. But all else being ...

Tumblr’s 26-Year-Old Founder Celebrates $1.1 Billion Deal

This was our providence.” Karp has emphasized user experience, more than gaining market share, money or press coverage, said Bijan Sabet, a general partner at Spark Capital who sits on Tumblr’s board. The founder is meticulous with anything that affects users -- including personally ...

Boston-Based VC Firm And Early Twitter Investor Spark Capital Raises $450M For Fourth Fund

Partner Bijan Sabet tells us this fund was oversubscribed. Founded in 2005 by Todd Dagres, Santo Politi and Paul Conway, Spark Capital invests across a broad group of area in technology, including advertising & monetization, commerce & services, cloud & infrastructure, social, mobile and ...

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