Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has added serial entrepreneur Nabeel Hyatt (blog: http://nabeelhyatt.com/) as its first venture partner.
Hyatt, which joins Spark from Zynga, a company he became a part of through the acquisition of social gaming pioneer Conduit Labs, where he was founder and CEO, will focus on consumer Web, social and mobile.
Originally a designer and engineer, Hyatt spent more than 15 years operating in a variety of markets, including consumer electronics, mobile, sports media, social networking and social gaming.
He was vice president of product development for Ambient Devices, an MIT Media Lab startup, and COO of Teamtalk plc, a publicly traded online sports content and technology company he joined through the acquisition of internetsoccer.com.
Hyatt studied computer science at Purdue University and design at Maryland Institute, College of Art.