Kapor Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Oakland, CA that invests predominantly in pre-seed and seed-stage technology companies whose core business simultaneously generates strong economic value and positive social impact. Specifically, we look for companies that are addressing the lack of access and opportunity for underserved communities especially low-income communities and/or communities of color or companies who are bringing about the disruptive democratization of a sector. Investment sectors include, but are not limited to: education, financial inclusion, health, people operations, and justice. Kapor Capital has more than 120 companies in its portfolio, including Twilio, Ginger, Aclima, Career Karma, Blocpower, Bitwise and Promise.
We are known for achieving top quartile financial returns while simultaneously creating social impact through closing gaps, as detailed in our 2019 Impact Report. Our focus on diversity and inclusion in the tech and VC ecosystem is also one of our hallmarks; we were the first venture capital firm to implement a Founders’ Commitment in 2016.
Kapor Capital is seeking to hire an Investment Associate to be a member of the investment team and work closely with the partners. Candidates should have successful full-time experience working at a technology company and/or venture capital firm. Other previous entrepreneurial and/or investment experience of any kind is a significant plus, especially if related to financial services, payments, banking, or consumer finance.
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In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.
Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on “protected categories”, Kapor Capital also strives to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g. stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Kapor Capital.