Kapor Capital

At Kapor Capital we believe in the power of transformative ideas and diverse teams. We are an Oakland-based fund that understands that startup companies have the ability to transform entire industries and to address urgent social needs as they do so.

We believe that startups can leverage information technology to solve real world problems and tangibly improve the lives of millions through innovations in the fields of education, finance, health, work, justice and more.

Key to this philosophy is our deep commitment to diversity. Our entrepreneurs come from all walks of life. We believe that the lived experience of founding teams from under-represented backgrounds provide a competitive edge. Their experiences inform the questions they ask and the problems they identify that give rise to profitable, tech-driven solutions.

Type
Investor
HQ
Oakland, US
Founded
1999
Kapor Capital was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Oakland, US

Key People at Kapor Capital

Mitchell Kapor

Mitchell Kapor

Partner
Freada Kapor Klein

Freada Kapor Klein

Partner
Benjamin Jealous

Benjamin Jealous

Partner
Brian Dixon

Brian Dixon

Partner
Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao

Partner
Ulili Onovakpuri

Ulili Onovakpuri

Principal
Anthony Heckman

Anthony Heckman

Associate
Carolina Huaranca

Carolina Huaranca

Principal

Kapor Capital Office Locations

Kapor Capital has an office in Oakland
Oakland, US (HQ)
2148 Broadway

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Via raises $250M led by Daimler to bring its carpooling technology to Europe

 As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused squarely on the carpooling opportunity has raised a large round of funding to expand outside of the…

Defining social good at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017

 As tech barrels through innovations, turning industry after industry upside down in the process, there are some very real human problems that tech examines less often. The immediate potential for social good is huge. For those choosing to examine these issues, there’s no one definition of what soci…

Can Didi out-network Uber to win the global ridesharing market?

 News from the ridesharing industry seems to come in one of two flavors. There’s salacious coverage of the cultural and leadership woes of the industry’s reigning champion, Uber. And, every month or so there’s a story about another nine-figure investment/buyout in the sector. We’re going to focus on…

3 diverse founders share their experiences starting up in Texas

Texas has a small business-friendly environment and a sharply growing population. Those two factors have made the state an increasingly popular home for startups. But despite its impressive growth, Texas’ tech sector still has room for improvement when it comes to diversity. This story, which profil…

Hustle scores $8M to kill telemarketing with personalized texts

 No one picks up the phone and everyone gets too much email. If you want to contact people for fundraising, a political campaign or marketing, texting is the way to go. But a generic mass text is more like spam than a convincing conversation. Hustle lets you personalize every message and turn it int…

A template for investor/founder sexual harassment policy

 Venture capitalists need to adopt formal policies to protect startup founders from sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination throughout the fundraising process. The policy template below was created to facilitate the creation of comprehensive, enforceable investor/founder sexual harassment pol…
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