General Partner

Andrew Parker

Andrew is a General Partner at Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investments.

Andrew has led Spark’s investments in Carta, Kik, Panorama Education, SocraticSplashTimehop 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. He’s a runner and does yoga regularly. He’s also a bookworm who keeps a list of the books he’s given a 5-star-rating to hereAndrew lives with his wife (a badass cancer surgeon) and their cat.