VC Principal @ Kapor Capital in Oakland, CA

Kapor Capital is seeking to hire a Principal to be a member of the investment team and work closely with the partners. This is a partner track position. Candidates should have successful full-time experience working in venture capital. Other previous entrepreneurial and/or investment experience of any kind is a significant plus, especially if related to information technology.


Key Responsibilities

  • Source new investment opportunities: research prospective startups and connect with entrepreneurs
  • Evaluate investment opportunities: meet with founders and management teams, conduct market research, and financial and customer due diligence all within the context of gap-closing, venture scale, tech-driven businesses.
  • Co-lead new investments, and join the deal team of existing portfolio companies
  • Lead various ecosystem building activities related to supporting entrepreneurs pre and post funding, individually, by segments and as a portfolio (e.g. suggest and organize workshops on key topics such as UX, recruiting diverse talent, how to create a welcoming working environment, etc…)
  • Interact with entrepreneurs, advisors, clients, financial organizations, lawyers, Diversity and Inclusion experts, and non-profits on behalf of the firm
  • Represent Kapor Capital at relevant start-up, social impact and/or sector specific conferences and events. This includes being able to talk about our approach to D&I, as well as to talk about activities going on at SMASH (Summer Math and Science Honors Academy) and Kapor Center.

The Ideal Candidate Has:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • 4-8 years of relevant work experience, including, but not limited to past experience working at technology startups, incubators or accelerators
  • At least 2 years of previous venture capital experience, preferably at an early stage venture firm
  • Familiarity with venture capital financing structures and practices, e.g. convertible debt and equity
  • Shared commitment to social impact and supporting entrepreneurs, especially from underrepresented backgrounds and those building companies that close gaps of access and/or opportunity for low-income communities and/or communities of color.
  • An inquisitive personality, able to gather and synthesize information, and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Commitment to changing the tech ecosystem to make it more welcoming to entrepreneurs, investors, and others from all backgrounds.

Nice to Have

  • Previous experience in one of our investment focus areas; EdTech, FinTech, HealthIT, or People Ops Tech
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with entrepreneurs, co-investors and other members of the startup ecosystem
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and people management skills
  • Excellent business research skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent practical experience
  • Ability to work in Oakland, CA once the office reopens

If interested, please apply here.

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