Andrew Parker is a General Partner at Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investments.
Andrew has led Spark’s investments in Carta, Kik, Panorama Education, Socratic, Splash, Timehop, 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. Before becoming an investor, Andrew did UI design and user-experience testing at Homestead Technologies and was a web developer at Groupspace.org.
Andrew holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. When not working, you’ll find Andrew outside: running, hiking, skating, or doing yoga. Andrew lives in Palo Alto with his wife (a cancer surgeon) and their cat.
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