Today, investor Megan Quinn shared that she’d be joining Spark Capital as a general partner for its growth stage fund (its first), which we covered last year. Quinn stepped down from KPCB this year after nearly three years with the firm.
Here’s what Quinn had to say on the new role:
Three and half years ago I made the transition from product builder to investor. It has been an amazing and humbling experience to meet, invest and work with some of the most innovative and visionary founders in technology. As I said in July, being an investor is a privilege and one that I am grateful to have. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve decided to dive deeper by joining Spark Capital as a general partner, and the first GP for the fund in Silicon Valley focused on growth stage investing.
Given Quinn’s deep product experience at Square and Google, Spark gains a huge asset for choosing which teams are ripe for investment that can actually push the ball across the line.
Jeremy Philips from Spark had this to say about Quinn joining the team:
She plainly takes great pleasure from working on extremely ambitious opportunities with outstanding people. We’ve been talking with Megan for a long time, and her insight, energy, optimism and thoughtfulness shine through in every conversation — and make her an ideal Spark partner.
We chatted with Quinn a few years ago about what it’s like to go from product to VC: