Kapor Capital

Kapor Capital

Kapor Capital is the venture capital investment arm of the Kapor Center for Social Impact based in Oakland, CA.

Kapor Capital is the venture capital investment arm of the Kapor Center for Social Impact based in Oakland, CA. The firm is interested in Freada Klein-Kapor and Mitch Kapor in 1999, in Oakland, California, United States.

The firm is interested in early-stage startups, that generate positive business social impacts. The firm looks for companies that can transform entire industries. The firm is interested in companies that provide entertainment education, medical interviewing schedule platforms, behavioral healthcare, job training programs, and business development apprenticeships.

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Funded Companies

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SendHub is a company providing an online messaging system for businesses.

NovoEd is a program delivery platform, founded by Stanford University professor Amin Saberi and PhD student Farnaz Ronaghi, that partners with training firms, corporations, educational institutes and foundations to provide blended learning solutions.

LendUp is a company building credit products that cater people with low credit or volatile income. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

Ginger offers on-demand behavioral health coaching, video therapy, video psychiatry and self-guided content that is clinically proven to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Inkling is a company that develops a mobile learning enablement platform for businesses.

Omada Health is a San Francisco-based education company.

NoRedInk is a San Francisco-based e-learning and educational technology company founded in 2012 by Jeff Scheur to help students writing abilities.

Fundly is a San Francisco-based company founded by James Nicol.

Okpanda is a company founded by Nir Markus, Adam Gries and Yoav Pasovsky.

Chromatik is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Matt Sandler.

Court Buddy is a San Francisco-based company founded by Kristina Jones.

Chirply is a company providing a platform for crowdsourcing and design marketplace for products.

Piazza is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Pooja Sankar.

Career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

Sunglass is a company founded by Nitin Rao.

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Ana Díaz-Hernández

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Ben Jealous

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Brian Dixon

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carolina huaranca

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Chloe Fagan-Tucker

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Freada Kapor Klein

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Jorge Davy-Méndez

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Madeline Perez

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Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon

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Mitch Kapor

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Sidney McLaurin

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Uriridiakoghene "Ulili" Onovakpuri

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Vaughn Baker

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Megan Rose Dickey
April 30, 2020
TechCrunch
The tech industry experienced turmoil before during the dot-com bust and again during the 2008 economic downturn. But this time it's a bit different, according to Kapor Capital founding partners Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor. "What's different this time is that it is society-wide," Kapor Klein said during an Extra Crunch Live appearance this [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
April 28, 2020
TechCrunch
On the heels of a lively conversation with Precursor Ventures partner Charles Hudson last week, we're gearing up to chat with Kapor Capital's Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor in a few hours. Today at 10 a.m. PT, Extra Crunch Live returns for a conversation about maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity during a global pandemic. [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
April 21, 2020
TechCrunch
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech industry has yet again found itself in a vulnerable state. As we saw in the dot-com era, when the economy takes a hit, so do companies, and they need to make critical decisions -- whether it's laying off or furloughing employees, pausing operations in select markets, taking on additional [...]

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