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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker
General Partner, Spark Capital

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

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.


4:20pm5:00pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Strata Business Summit
Location: 210 C/G
Moderated by:
Lisha Li (Amplify Partners)
Katherine Boyle (General Catalyst), Wayne Hu (SignalFire), Andrew Parker (Spark Capital), Brandon Reeves (Lux Capital)
Average rating: ****.
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To anticipate who will succeed and to invest wisely, investors spend a lot of time trying to understand the longer-term trends within an industry. In this panel discussion, top-tier VCs look over the horizon to consider the big trends in how data is being put to work in startups and share what they think the field will look like in a few years (or more). Read more.