Santo Politi

Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Santo Politi

Santo Politi

Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Spark Capital Partners LLC
Bankers Trust Venture Partners

RelSci Relationships

1606

Number of Boards

37

Birthday

1965

Age

55

Number of Awards

2

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Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & President at Pixie Technology, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Qriously, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Pixie Technology, Inc.

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Founder at Mightytv, Inc.

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General Partner, East Coast at Canaan Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Orchard Platform Advisors LLC

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Superpedestrian, Inc.

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Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer at Behalf, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Cybereason, Inc.

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Founder at Storenvy, Inc.

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Santo Politi
Founder at Spark Capital Partners LLC
Education
BS Electrical Engineering

Bogaziçi University is a major research university located on the European side of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey. It has one faculty and one school offering undergraduate degrees, and one institute offering graduate degrees.

MS in Electrical Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading public polytechnic universities, which prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. The university’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide the technological proficiency, business know-how and leadership skills that future CEOs and entrepreneurs will need to succeed. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.

MBA in Finance

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Founder
2005 - Current

Spark Capital Partners' investments focus on the conflux of the media, entertainment and technology industries. They seek to invest in all stage start-ups, generally in the first venture round, with emphasis on Internet and mobile investments. The firm may invest as little as $500,000 to partner closely with a founder at the seed stage or as much as $25 million to help an emerging winner establish category leadership. Spark looks at a potential investment through the eyes of the ultimate user it serves. They look for companies who concentrate on the consumer above all else. Spark's investment are not limited to any particular sector, but Spark tends to invest in marketplace, social network, SaaS business, mobile platform, advertising solutions, media, frontier, financial technology, consumer, commerce, and hardware companies.

Partner
2000 - 2005

Charles River Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in communications & technology, enterprise software/services and media/entertainment sectors. Initial investments range from $25,000 to $5 million. Investments over the life of a project range from $3 million to $20 million. This typically results in a significant but non-controlling interest at the time of an IPO. Charles River Ventures typically serves as the lead investor.

President, New Media
1999 - 2000
Boards & Committees
Director
Current

eToro (Europe) Ltd. engages in the management and development of trading platform for financial services. It offers products under the brands of eToro platform, a multi-asset trading and investment venue; and eToroX, which manages crypto wallet and forthcoming exchange. The company was founded by David Ring, Ronen Assia, and Johnathan Alexander Assia in January 2007 and is headquartered in Germasogeia, Cyprus.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2017

Pan Mass Challenge is an American private company located in Needham, MA. The firm provides fund raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment.The company says this about itself: The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The 41st PMC will take place on August 1 and 2, 2020. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event's executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $717 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause, generating 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue as Dana-Farber's single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors, all of which are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC's hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.

$2,000 - $4,000
2009

Pan Mass Challenge is an American private company located in Needham, MA. The firm provides fund raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment.The company says this about itself: The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The 41st PMC will take place on August 1 and 2, 2020. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event's executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $717 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause, generating 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue as Dana-Farber's single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors, all of which are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC's hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.

$1,000 +
2008

Pan Mass Challenge is an American private company located in Needham, MA. The firm provides fund raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment.The company says this about itself: The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The 41st PMC will take place on August 1 and 2, 2020. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event's executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $717 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause, generating 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue as Dana-Farber's single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors, all of which are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC's hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.

Political Donations
$35.8K
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
Rank #91
2009
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #92
2008
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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