Badrul Farooqi

About

Hi, I’m Badrul. I’m a product leader and early stage investor based in New York City. Previously, I lived in San Francisco and Ann Arbor. I grew up in Detroit and it continues to shape me.

Work

Cursor Capital
Cursor Capital | Founder (2022 → Present)

Supporting a new generation of startups building the future. I’ve invested in many startups including Runway, Modyfi, Rive, Knock, tldraw, Diagram (acq by Figma), Playbit, Replay, Play, Campsite, Enterpret, Dynaboard (acq by Figma), and more.

Square
Square | Product (2021 → 2022)

I led the team responsible for global product onboarding and our internal developer platform. We leveraged machine learning, experimentation, and more, to help customers find the perfect product in our ecosystem.

Figma
Figma | Product (2016 → 2021)

I was the first Product Manager at Figma. I joined before the the public release and led the product teams that built the core design tool, Plugins, Figma Community, and more.

Kevin Kwok’s post about Figma covered much of my work. I'm also widely considered to be the funniest person to have ever worked at Figma, past and present (and future, too).

Teespring
Teespring, Hook, Expedia | Engineer (2011 → 2016)

Before my product career, I was an engineer for several years. These experiences meaningfully contributed to my commitment to product quality and craftsmanship.

I launched award-winning mobile apps, scaled fulfillment systems, and created interactive experiences for millions of people around the world.