I’m very excited to join Spark Capital! I’m joining the investment team as an Associate based in the Boston office.
I’ve advised friends on their startup ideas in the past, and I have also toyed around with a few different ideas of my own over the years. I can’t keep track of the number of domain names I’ve registered. My favorite was createandrate.com. It stemmed from my observation that the most popularly shared content was simply a list of the top items in a particular category. I wanted to create a place where people could create categories (e.g. best TV show of all time) and vote to determine the top candidates. To this day, I am on the lookout for new products or services that people are eager to use.
My background is in digital marketing. I’ve worked on a variety of brands, from CPG to insurance, mostly analyzing their marketing campaigns but also studying the competitive landscape to identify opportunities for them. I believe that experience will help me greatly in my new role at Spark since some of my time will be spent studying different industries to understand how they operate, who the players are, and what the future might look like.
Meanwhile, my marathon running continues, and this May I’ll be running my 4th one in Providence. Bijan’s running the Boston Marathon in less than 3 months - guess we’ll have to start taking bets on who’s got best time!
I know this new chapter will be a great one, and I’m thrilled to be here at Spark. You can contact me at my new email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on twitter (@katie_bolin) with ideas or the like.