Michael Kives


Michael Kives is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of K5 Global, an investment and incubation firm with an extensive portfolio of notable investments, including SpaceX, Airbnb, and Relativity Space, as well as successful incubated companies including Kendall Jenner's 818 Tequila and Jake Arnold’s TheExpert. K5 works closely with leading institutions, revolutionizing technologists, Fortune 500 leaders, celebrities, and world luminaries as limited partners.

Prior to K5, Kives spent over 15 years in the entertainment industry as a Senior Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency where he represented clients such as Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Katy Perry, and global leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Warren Buffett. Kives began his career as an interim spokesperson for President William J. Clinton in his post-Presidential Harlem office, and worked in Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's D.C. office as an Aide to Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.

Kives is an advisor to over 20 startups and fast-growing companies, and serves as a Director on the Boards of Yahoo, Shutterfly, and 818 Tequila. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Distinction from Stanford University.