Kevin Spain / General Partner

Kevin is a General Partner at Emergence Capital. His deep knowledge of the enterprise and consumer technology sectors come from time spent at blue-chip software companies and from his experience as an entrepreneur. Prior to joining Emergence, Kevin was a senior member of Microsoft’s Corporate Development group where he shared responsibility for sourcing, structuring, and negotiating Microsoft’s acquisitions, strategic investments, and joint ventures.
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Prior to Microsoft, Kevin was with Electronic Arts, where he was a member of the team that launched EA’s online gaming business. Later, Kevin served in Electronic Arts’ Corporate Development group, where he helped manage the Company’s acquisition and strategic investment efforts.

Before Electronic Arts, Kevin was Co-Founder and CEO of, a business he started after winning the first annual Wharton Business Plan Competition. At provided a hosted marketing management solution for small and medium sized companies.

Kevin earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.


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