I love Nabeel.
We've met with him several times to get feedback on what we're working on and he has been our most helpful, straight forward advisor. Really refreshing, whip smart, direct, and...more supportive.
Defines "value add".Siqi Chen
Nabeel is awesome. I always looked forward to seeing what he'd come up with next at zynga. His advice for any startup is indispensable as he's been on all sides of the table for consumer software.
My primary drive is on working with world-class people trying to do truly risky, new, interesting things capable of becoming lasting institutions. I also tend to focus my time where my experience applies: consumer internet, mobile, gaming, consumer products, online marketplaces, and social networks.
Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
I'm a consumer software/hardware entrepreneur & investor. My focus is on product development, design, and growth; at both the seed-stage (conduit, ambient) and growth companies (zynga, teamtalk).
I've been building social internet companies since the late 90s when I designed a series of early internet communities around best selling books. Then spent the go-go ".com" days building an online sports media company internetsoccer.com, managing product, growth, and content as COO during the rapid rise, sale to Teamtalk, and subsequent IPO.
From there I relocated to Boston and was part of the early team at MIT Media Lab spinoff Ambient Devices, a pioneering "internet of things" company. Subsequently, I was Founder, CEO of Conduit Labs, backed by CRV and Prism and sold to Zynga after three years. I joined Zynga as GM, scaled Zynga Boston, launched Indiana Jones Adventure World, reaching 40m monthly users at peak, and recently left following the IPO to join Spark Capital.