Badrul Farooqi

Badrul Farooqi

Hello 👋🏽

I'm Badrul, a Product Manager and active Angel Investor. I enjoy building products that improve people's lives.





Product Manager

I'm currently a Product Manager at Square helping sellers find the perfect product to accelerate their business.

I was the 18th employee and the first Product Manager at Figma. I joined the team before the Figma was publicly available and went on to lead the product initiatives for Figma Community, Plugins, and several major features for our design tool. Kevin Kwok basically wrote about my entire career in this post. I'm also widely considered to be the funniest person to ever work at Figma.


Angel Investor

  • 2021 →

I'm pretty open minded when it comes to early stage products with a bias towards companies taking larger bets that may take a few years to play out. If you're unsure, reach out!


QA Engineer

With Teespring, I helped scale our fulfillment infra for the holiday peaks, launched in Europe, and launched the B2B product.

At Hook Studios, a digital agency, I helped Google launch several physical and digital experiences for Android and Chromecast.

Finally, I was part of the original team that introduced Expedia Hotels, Flights, and Trips on mobile. Today, these apps process more than $3 billion in transactions.



  • New York City 2020 →
  • San Francisco 2015- 2020
  • Ann Arbor 2007 - 2015
  • Detroit 1991 - 2007

Life. I currently live in New York City with my wife. 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.