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.

Contact me:

Product Manager

I'm currently a Product Manager at Square helping small business owners choose the best tools for their business.

Previously, 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 several major upgrades for 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.

Before my PM life, I was a QA Engineer for several years at Teespring, Hook, and Expedia.


I'm open minded when it comes to early products with a bias towards larger bets that will take a few years to realize. I especially like creative tools, collaborative experiences, and good people.

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


All-in-one project management tool
Build amazing real-time collaborative products
Develop fast, powerful web apps
Implementation as a Service
Form infrastructure for the modern growth stack
Understand customer feedback at scale with NLP
A better way to work with numbers
An all-in-one ideation tool for technical teams
The community operating system for your entire company
Slack-native, UI-less incident collaboration
Scenery is a collaborative video workspace for creators

I'm also an LP in the following funds:


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.