One of Lizzy's favorite things is her Mirror. It's her portal to her happy place. “If I want to get a workout in or if I’m having a bad day, I go to my Mirror, take a class or do a meditation, and all is right in the world.”
“I love the hunger, excitement, and optimism of founders. Working with them makes you want to stay at the top of your game and dig your heels in to help.”
“I love taking a bunch of disparate parts about a person or a brand and weaving them together to create a narrative that gets attention, drives loyalty, and inspires passion.”

Lizzy Bates

VP of Marketing and Communications

Lizzy joined Spark in 2019 to lead Marketing and Communications for the firm and partners, along with helping Spark’s portfolio companies and founders tell their own stories to create the most impact. 

Crafting communications has always been a part of Lizzy’s working world. Previously at Bessemer Venture Partners, she worked closely with founders at all stages, helping them hone their messaging and brands. Prior to that, she worked with PR agencies on global brands like Adyen and Walmart Global eCommerce. 

Lizzy holds a double major BA in Marketing and Communications from the University of San Diego.