Hack To Start Ep.166: Kevin Thau, general partner at Spark Capital

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Kevin Thau is general partner at Spark Capital, which focuses on early-stage investments in companies like Lola, Medium, Haven, and Aura.

Thau has spent over 20 years building startups that defined new markets in graphical computing, messaging, mobile technology, and social media.

Before Spark, Thau spent two decades building startups like Twitter, where he was the director of mobile products, as well as VP of business and corporate development. He was also then the COO of Jelly Industries, a search-engine Q+A platform created by Biz Stone.

Thau joins us to share his story, how he got into startups by cold calling his first job, what it was like building Twitter from 2008 through its IPO, what it was like building Jelly, how he transitioned to being a VC, and much more.

Hack To Start is a weekly podcast focused on interesting people and the innovative ways they achieve success hosted by @FrancoVarriano and @TylerCopeland.