Bijan Sabet was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Czech Republic on December 16, 2022 and arrived in the Czech Republic on January 31, 2023. He presented his credentials to the President of the Czech Republic on February 15, 2023.
Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Sabet was co-founder of Spark Capital, a successful venture capital firm. Throughout his career, Ambassador Sabet focused on helping technology entrepreneurs reach their potential and build important global companies. In his role at Spark Capital, he led investments and served on the board of directors of early-stage startup companies that have transformed into global leaders. Ambassador Sabet led Spark’s investment in Twitter in 2007 when there were just ten employees at the San Francisco based startup. His firm led early-stage investments in other iconic companies including Wayfair, Cruise Automotive, Oculus, Slack, Tumblr, Warby Parker, Discord, Stack Overflow, and others that have led to the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs.
Ambassador Sabet also enjoyed mentoring both students and young professionals, particularly those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the venture capital industry. Prior to co-founding Spark Capital in 2005, he worked as a senior executive in numerous technology startup companies in Silicon Valley, California, and Massachusetts.
Before his appointment, Ambassador Sabet served on the Board of Trustees of Boston College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He also served as a Trustee at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts and Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Ambassador Sabet is married to Lauren Sabet, has three children, and is a passionate photographer.
Correspondence for the Ambassador and the Deputy Chief of Mission may be sent via email to PragueProtocol@state.gov.