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A lot of VCs are full of bluster and bombast, with larger than life personalities informed by working in one of the toughest businesses around.

But perhaps befitting an investor based in a land of more modest returns like Boston, Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet, is a creature of humility. Soft-spoken but brutally intelligent, the early Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare investor shared wicked insight on a number of topics at our most recent PandoMonthly in New York, including: what’s kept Boston from becoming as big a technology hub as Silicon Valley, the ethical dilemmas facing the venture capital world, how New York can mature as a market by playing to its strengths, and whether or not Biz Stone can turn things around at Jelly.

Watch the full video below, and keep in mind that to watch live and get exclusive early access to our full fireside chats, sign up for a Pando membership today. If you’ve been putting it off, don’t any longer: Our slate of upcoming guests is killer and includes LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Whisper CEO Michael Heyward, and former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang.

[photo by Brandon Bakus for Pando]