Yesterday we announced our new venture growth fund and Jeremy Phillips as our newest member to lead our growth team. We are ecstatic to have Jeremy on board. We had known him for many years, first as a colleague then as a friend. We tried to recruit him unsuccessfully a number of times – that is until very recently - when we finally had to resort to threats. We stand to gain a lot from his experience and we all look forward to working with him for many years to come.
We have been quite reflective over the last few months as we approach our tenth anniversary. We started with a small team of 5, and grew to a team of 17 in multiple locations. We witnessed 4 weddings, 14 babies and fortunately no funerals. We have had colleagues turn COE’s and hedge fund managers. But most importantly, we have had the honor of meeting countless amazing entrepreneurs with big dreams and the good fortune of investing in over 100 companies.
This growth fund is a huge step for all of us at Spark. It is a new strategic direction that we believe will help us evolve with the ever-changing landscape in venture investing as we brace for the next 10 years.
Spark circa 2006