Kevin
Thau
General Partner

Kevin Thau

Kevin is a General Partner at Spark Capital, focusing on early-stage investments.

He has led Spark investments in Aura, CTRL-Labs, Haven, LOLA and Medium.

Kevin is drawn to creative and product-oriented founders with an inherent instinct for building a great consumer brand.

Before joining Spark in 2015, Kevin spent over 20 years working for startups that defined new markets in graphical computing, messaging, mobile technology and social media. He began his career at Silicon Graphics working on developer marketing. Later, he was employee number 7 at Software.com (which became Openwave) where he helped ship the first mobile browser, mobile messaging services and mobile web sites. In 2008, he joined Twitter—when there were fewer than 20 employees and fewer than a million users—as director of mobile products. He then became vice president of business and corporate development, where he led teams responsible for strategic partnerships, the developer ecosystem, media and entertainment relations and M&A.

 Kevin graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He’s a Silicon Valley native and lives in Marin with his wife and three kids.