Badrul Farooqi

Badrul Farooqi

👋🏽 Hello

I'm Badrul, a product manager and investor. I enjoy building products and supporting companies that improve people's lives.

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Career

Square 2021 → 2022

At Square, I led the team responsible for product onboarding. We built, and maintained, a platform that supported 24+ onboarding flows and worked with every team across the entire Square organization. Ultimately, our work led to personalized onboarding experiences for small business owner, at scale.

Figma 2016 → 2021

I was the 18th employee and first Product Manager at Figma. I joined before the public release and led the product initiatives for Figma Community, Plugins, and the maturity of the core design tool. Kevin Kwok basically wrote about my entire career in this post. I'm also widely considered to be the funniest person to have ever worked at Figma, past and present.

Teespring, Hook, & Expedia 2011 → 2016

Before product, I was a QA Engineer for several years, helping launch major mobile apps, campaigns, and international fulfillment backends.

Angel Investor

I'm open minded when it comes to early products with a bias towards larger bets. I especially like collaboration products, developer tools, and design tools.

Some of the companies I'm lucky to partner with:

CompanyAboutWebsite
Allma
Intelligent incident collaboration
Commsor
The community operating system for your entire company
Diagram
Design products with smart design tools
Drifting in Space
Session-lived application backends
Dynaboard
Develop fast, powerful web apps
Enterpret
Understand customer feedback at scale with NLP
Eraser
An all-in-one ideation tool for technical teams
Formsort
Form infrastructure for the modern growth stack
Height
All-in-one project management tool
Knock
Notifications infrastructure for developers
Liveblocks
Build amazing real-time collaborative products
Rive
Create and ship interactive animations to any platform
Sandbar
Institutional-grade AML software for fintech startups
Scenery
Scenery is a collaborative video workspace for creators
Subset
A better way to work with numbers
Thunkable
Build powerful, native apps without coding
tldraw
The infinite canvas for React developers

Personal

Happily married and currently living in New York City. Before this, I spent 5 great years in San Francisco where I tried my best to become an outdoor enthusiast but gave up. I went to college and began my career in Ann Arbor which is, imo, the perfect town. I grew up in Detroit and it continues to shape me.