Nabeel Hyatt is a Venture Partner focusing on hardware and software consumer services. He has led Spark’s investments in Coin, Hey, Picturelife (acq. by StreamNation), Postmates, Pixelapse (acq. by Dropbox), and Thalmic Labs.
Prior to joining Spark, Nabeel spent 15 years as a startup founder, CEO and head of product at the confluence of design and technology. Most recently, Nabeel served as General Manager at Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), joining pre-IPO. Previously, Nabeel was Founder, CEO of Conduit Labs, a pioneering venture backed social gaming company acquired by Zynga in 2010.
Prior to that he was an early member and VP Product at MIT Media Lab spinoff Ambient Devices, where he was a nominee for Top Innovators Under 30 by MIT Technology Review. Ambient was an “Internet of Things” pioneer, developing consumer products sold everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art to Radioshack.
Earlier in his career, Nabeel served as Chief Product Officer at Teamtalk.com plc (LSE; TTK) and internetsoccer.com, a public media company that was one of the most trafficked content sites in Europe in the late 90s and a pioneer of long tail content production.
Nabeel received a B.A. in Design from Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied Computer Science at Purdue University.