Tag Archive: Kapor Capital

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    by Angie Chang

    Kapor Capital Awards 10 Scholarships To Women Of Color To Attend Women 2.0 Conference 2013

    Women 2.0 Conference scholarships were awarded by Kapor Capital.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Oakland-based investment fund Kapor Capital invests in seed stage information technology companies to generate economic value and positive social impact.

    This month, they are also investing in human capital by contributing scholarships for entrepreneurial women of color to attend the upcoming Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet 8 Women Entrepreneurs Who Launched Beauty Startups (Colour Me Beautiful)

    Beauty startups make sense for personalizing beauty to one’s individual skin tones, allergies, schedules and tastes – with technology.

    By Suhair Khan (Co-Founder, Developyst)

    As someone who panics regularly at Sephora and ends up with bags of beauty products that I don’t need and that do not work for me – bronzer that leaves my face looking a putrid shade of apricot, lip gloss that didn’t seem as garishly glitterish when dabbed on my hand – I am constantly telling people that I am not a makeup person.

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    by Angie Chang

    12 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch In Kapor Capital’s Portfolio

    Meet the female founders in the Kapor Capital portfolio.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Not only will Kapor Capital provide 10 scholarships for women of color to attend the upcoming Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, they have a portfolio of 70 companies they have invested in to generate economic value and positive social impact. Of the 70 early-stage companies listed on their website, 12 have female

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    by Angie Chang

    Kapor Capital Will Provide 10 Scholarships For Women Of Color To Attend The February 14 Women 2.0 Conference


    Apply for a scholarship to attend the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, 2013 – thanks to Kapor Capital for providing the free tickets for women of color!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    To generate economic value and positive social impact, Oakland-based investment fund Kapor Capital invests in human capital. Today, Kapor Capital has contributed 10 conference passes – to be awarded to women of color – to attend the upcoming Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco.

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    by Angie Chang

    Kapor Capital Awards PITCH NYC Scholarships To Women Of Color

    PITCH NYC 2012 scholarships were awarded by Kapor Capital.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    With the goal of investing in seed stage information technology companies to generate economic value and positive social impact, Oakland-based investment fund Kapor Capital invests in human capital, contributing scholarships for women of color to attend the upcoming PITCH NYC Conference & Competition

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    by Angie Chang

    Kapor Capital Providing 5 Scholarships For Women Of Color To Attend PITCH NYC Conference (November 14, 2012)

    Five (5) scholarships available to women of color to attend PITCH NYC, thanks to sponsorship from Kapor Capital!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Kapor Capital is sponsoring five (5) scholarships for women of color who are otherwise financially unable to attend Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference & Competition on November 14, 2012. Learn from talks by successful women executives and founders of startups and tech companies, and network with 800+ men and women in tech.

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    by Angie Chang

    UX Designer Starts Up Mobile Publishing House, Builds Top Apps

    By T.J. Zark (Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer, 955 Dreams)

    I am co-founder and Chief Design Officer at 955 Dreams, a mobile publishing house with some amazingly successful titles we created last year. How this all happened is a bit unusual. I met a guy in a parking lot. It’s true. I met my co-founder in a parking lot and two meetings later we were up to our ears making incredible experiences for users!

    It started for me late in 2009 when my partner took a job with Google and I found myself in Palo Alto, having moved my design business. I had been designing UI and UX design on

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    by Angie Chang

    Pooja Sankar Raises $6M For Her EduTech Startup Piazza

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Piazza Founder and CEO Pooja Sankar blogged on Women 2.0 a few months ago: “As a teenager, I never went outside alone, spoke to a boy other than my brother, or wore jeans or a short skirt.”

    The former Facebook engineer went to an all-girls high school in India and then was admitted to IIT Kanpur, India. She was one of a handful of girls in the midst of many boys. Pooja described herself as “shy and studied alone, while the boys worked together – benefitting tremendously from the collaboration.”

    As the founder and CEO, Pooja built Piazza to provide a collaboration tool

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    by Angie Chang

    BeCouply Receives First Investment

    By Becky Cruze (Co-Founder, BeCouply)

    Today the BeCouply team is excited to announce that we’ve received our first investment!

    The investment is from Mitch Kapor of Kapor Capital. Mitch is perhaps best-known for creating Lotus 1-2-3 and co-founding the Lotus Development Corporation, later acquired by IBM. Kapor Capital has made more than 50 investments in the past three years, including in bit.ly, Get Satisfaction, Posterous, Twilio, and Uber. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Mitch and his firm on board

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    by Angie Chang

    BeCouply Presents at NewME Accelerator Demo Day

    By Becky Cruze (Co-Founder, BeCouply)

    As detailed in a previous post, my boyfriend Pius Uzamere and I co-founded a tech startup called BeCouply. BeCouply is the mobile app that helps couples have epic social lives by making it easy to discover new date ideas, capture special moments and connect with other couples.

    Pius and I are part of the inaugural class of the NewME Accelerator, the first accelerator in Silicon Valley that is focused on minority-led startups. The nine-week program, which is based in Mountain View, CA with co-working space in San Francisco, is the subject of CNN’s Black in America 4 with Soledad O’Brien, which

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    by Angie Chang

    A Site for Sore Eyes: My Startup Story of Color P.I.

    By Asmau Ahmed (Founder, color p.i.) My startup story begins long before color p.i. was chosen as one of a select few Astia clients, long before I built the technology, and certainly long before I wrote the business plan while I was at Columbia Business School. My story begins with years of unsuccessfully navigating cosmetic counters and aisle in search of colors to make me look my best. I would spend hours trying on makeup only to come home and realize that I didn’t like the colors. As an engineer and beauty enthusiast, I was compelled to address the problem with technology.

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    by Angie Chang

    VC Rebuttal to Bindu Reddy’s post on TechCrunch: “I Don’t Want To Be A Diversity Candidate”

    By Freada Kapor Klein (Venture Partner, Kapor Capital)

    A few days ago, TechCrunch ran a piece by Bindu Reddy bemoaning the fact that when raising money as a CEO of a start-up, someone wanted to invest in her in part because she’s a woman.

    Bindu stated: “However, they don’t realize that by calling out someone’s gender they make the system less meritocratic.” She quickly went from this point to critiquing quotas, a non-sequitur that often confuses these conversations. Bindu’s post and the accompanying comments illustrate that the topic of diversity these days ignites passion and therefore is often full of muddled thinking and overloaded with accusations.