Spark Capital has a unique vision when it comes to moving forward with their investments. They’re a company made up of visionary people looking for visionaries to invest in. Their mission statement starts with “At Spark Capital market and model be damned — we take risks on visionary people and products that move us. We look for three things: Founder, Product, and Vision.
The traditional VC approach (Market/Model/Team) doesn’t work for us.” If you’re an entrepreneur or creator with a bold vision and the intellect to back it up, Spark may just consider taking a chance on you, proof-of-concept or no. This largish firm has a seed and investor fund allocated for investment ($450M early-stage, $375M growth-stage). They’ve invested in a number of successful ventures including, but not limited to: AdMeld, Oculus, Postmates, Slack, Tumblr, Twitter, Warby Parker, Wayfair, and Wealthfront.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $2 billion
Focus industries: Consumer, E-Commerce, Security, Marketplace, Media and Entertainment,Finance, Hardware, FinTech.
New York City
- Address: 51 Astor Place, 10th Floor , NYC, NY 10003
- Phone: 917 243 4200
- Address: 137 Newbury St, 8th Floor , Boston, MA 02116
- Phone: 617 830 2000