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Haft EIR: Kevin Spain, WG’99 General Partner, Emergence Capital

April 13, 2021

Tuesday, April 13 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT


After winning the Wharton Business Plan Competition in 1999, Kevin co-founded and was CEO of atMadison.com. Founding and running a company in the heat of the dot-com bubble was an exciting and challenging experience that strongly influenced his decision to ultimately enter the venture business. Today, he enjoys the high of creating new businesses vicariously through the entrepreneurs he invests in.

Kevin is a General Partner at Emergence Capital, a VC that invests in people who change the way the world works. They have invested in companies collectively worth $100B+, including Salesforce, Veeva, Box, Yammer, and Zoom.

He has also spent time as a senior member of the corporate development teams at Microsoft, and was part of the group that launched Electronic Arts original online gaming business. During that part of his career, he learned an incredible amount about digital media, online services, and software businesses from some of the most successful executives in the technology industry.

Kevin earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.

As a native Texan and foodie, he’s always trying to findĀ  great barbecue and southern food joints. Kevin also enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Lunch & Learn
1-on-1 Appointment


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