Mo Koyfman, who has been with Spark Capital since 2008, has been promoted to general partner. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. Since joining Spark, Koyfman has worked on deals including Skillshare, Work Market, Svpply, gdgt, and Aviary.
BOSTON AND NEW YORK (Jan. 27, 2012) – Spark Capital (http://www.sparkcapital.com/) today announced the promotion of Mo Koyfman to general partner. Koyfman, who joined Spark Capital as principal in 2008, will be based in the firm’s New York City office. He’ll continue to focus largely on consumer Web and mobile investments with a specific interest in businesses that exhibit network or marketplace dynamics and large sectors still ripe for disruption such as education and wellness. Since joining Spark, Koyfman has led the firm’s investments in innovative companies, including Skillshare, Work Market, Svpply, gdgt, Aviary and more.
“From the moment he joined Spark, Mo has been a critical voice in the Spark partnership and a tremendous ambassador for the firm. He is a unique asset to our team and has helped deepen our presence in New York as well as the broader entrepreneurial community,” said Bijan Sabet, general partner of Spark Capital. “We’re thrilled to see Mo expand his role at Spark and continue to partner with some of the smartest and most innovative entrepreneurs around.”
Prior to joining Spark, Mo held a variety of strategic, transactional and operational roles at IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). He most recently served as chief operating officer of Connected Ventures, parent of CollegeHumor.com, BustedTees.com and Vimeo.com, and previously held the roles of vice president of programming and vice president of mergers & acquisitions. Koyfman began his career as an investment banker at Bear Stearns, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising in the media, entertainment and technology sectors.
“It is an honor to be named general partner at Spark. I am lucky to work alongside some of the most talented venture capital investors in the business and have the opportunity to partner with incredibly passionate and talented entrepreneurs building world-changing companies,” said Koyfman. “And we are just getting started. I look forward to continuing to work with such amazing talent and expand our presence in the growing New York market and beyond.”
Koyfman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School with a concentration in finance and a B.A. in English from The College of Arts & Sciences. Koyfman also serves on the board of directors of ArtWorks, an organization that brings creative and performing arts programming to children suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses.