Kevin Thau

General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Kevin Thau

Kevin Thau

General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Jelly Industries, Inc.

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Founder, Chief Executive Officer at Pushd, Inc.

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Co-Founder at ALYK, Inc.

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Co-Founder at ALYK, Inc.

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Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Pushd, Inc.

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Founder & General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Investor at Nextdoor.com, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Jelly Industries, Inc.

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Haas Executive Fellow at University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Chief Executive Officer at Super Home, Inc.

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Investor at Expa Capital

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Kevin Thau
General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC
Education

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
General Partner
2015 - Current

Spark Capital Partners' investments focus on the conflux of the media, entertainment and technology industries. They seek to invest in early stage start-ups, generally in the first venture round, with emphasis on Internet and mobile investments. The firm may invest as little as $500,000 to partner closely with a founder at the seed stage or as much as $25 million to help an emerging winner establish category leadership. Spark looks at a potential investment through the eyes of the ultimate user it serves. They look for companies who concentrate on the consumer above all else. Spark's investment are not limited to any particular sector, but Spark tends to invest in marketplace, social network, SaaS business, mobile platform, advertising solutions, media, frontier, financial technology, consumer, commerce, and hardware companies.

Chief Operating Officer
Current

Jelly is a mobile application that uses photos, interactive maps, location, and, people to deliver answers to queries.

Member of the Executive Team
2008 - 2013

Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company's services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application provides social networking services and micro-blogging services through mobile devices and the Internet. The company can also be used as a marketing tool for businesses. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone, Noah E. Glass, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

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