Bijan is a co-founder and General Partner at Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investing.
Bijan has led Spark’s current investments in Academia, Foursquare, Hello Alfred and Stack Exchange. Previously, Bijan led Spark’s investment in Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) in early 2008 and served on their board from 2008-2011. He also led the seed investment in Tumblr (acquired by Yahoo!) and served on their board of directors for the entire duration of the company.
His other investments include Crowdrise (acquired by GoFundMe), Jelly (acquired by Pinterest), OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga), RunKeeper (acquired by Asics), thePlatform (acquired by Comcast) and Trello (acquired by Atlassian).
He primarily invests in digital canvases and online communities, often gravitating toward startups after becoming a passionate user of the product.
Before becoming an investor, Bijan led product management and/or business development at GameLogic (Scientific Games), Moxi Digital (Digeo) and WebTV Networks (Microsoft Corporation).
Bijan holds a B.S. degree from Boston College. He lives in Boston with his wife and three kids, and is an avid amateur photographer.