General Partner

Andrew Parker

Andrew is a General Partner at Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investments.

Andrew has led Spark’s investments in Carta, Kik, Nylas, Panorama Education, SocraticSplashTimehop, Particle, and Quantopian

Andrew surveys the startup landscape through the lens of a recovering product designer and engineer. He is consistently drawn to entrepreneurs who are makers—the ones who, in the early days, are actually hands on building the product experience themselves.

Prior to joining Spark in 2010, Andrew was a member of the investment team at Union Square Ventures starting in 2006. Before becoming an investor, Andrew did UI design and user-experience testing at Homestead Technologies and was a web developer on an open source project during college.

Andrew holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He’s a runner, a gamer, and does yoga regularly. He’s a bookworm who keeps a list of the books he’s given a 5-star-rating to here.