Rafi Syed, General Partner at Bow Capital, has been a venture capital investor and startup technology executive for the last 10 years. After leading product and growth at Foursquare, a consumer social network funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Rafi joined Bessemer Venture Partners on the consumer investing team in 2012 and was responsible for executing and/or managing investments in companies such as Rev, Wikia, Mindbody, Homebase, Shopify, and Pinterest, among others.
On the consumer investing team at Khosla Ventures, Rafi led the development of theses around insurance, real estate technology, and B2B payments. Rafi’s technology operating experience also includes building and executing the initial business and launch plan for Maven Clinic, a telemedicine marketplace funded by Sequoia Capital, as COO and Head of Growth. Rafi started his career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, and studied Economics and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.