Prior to joining Spark, Nabeel spent 15 years as a startup founder, CEO and head of product at the confluence of design and technology. Most recently, Nabeel served as General Manager at Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), joining pre-IPO. Previously, Nabeel was Founder, CEO of Conduit Labs, a pioneering venture backed social gaming company acquired by Zynga in 2010.
Prior to that he was an early member and VP Product at MIT Media Lab spinoff Ambient Devices, where he was a nominee for Top Innovators Under 30 by MIT Technology Review. Ambient was an “Internet of Things” pioneer, developing consumer products sold everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art to Radioshack.
Earlier in his career, Nabeel served variously as founder, product lead, and executive in a series of sports internet companies, starting with founding Soccerspot, the sale to internetsoccer.com, and culminating in the IPO of Teamtalk plc (LSE: TTK) in 2000 where he was Chief Product Officer.
Nabeel received a B.A. in Design from Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied Computer Science at Purdue University.