We connect social entrepreneurs with the resources they need, convene events to strengthen the ecosystems of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and catalyze 100% of our balance sheet for impact.
Kapor Capital invests in tech-driven early stage companies committed to closing gaps of access, opportunity or outcome for low income communities and/or communities of color in the United States. We are particularly interested in those that address gaps of disproportionate relevance to African-Americans and Latinx communities.
We are open to invest across every sector, including education, work, finance, justice, food and health.
Beginning in 2011, we have invested exclusively in companies that have real potential to produce both significant financial returns and large-scale social impact by:
closing gaps of access to information or goods and services; and/or
expanding economic opportunity in the workplace and the marketplace; and/or
increasing outcomes such as efficiency and competitiveness of market-based solutions to social and economic issues.
We seek entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, especially people of color, women and other groups that have been historically underrepresented. We believe lived experience helps entrepreneurs identify rapidly-scalable, market-based solutions others have overlooked.
Moreover, we believe gap-closing startups have an advantage when their teams reflect the demographics of the markets they serve, as illustrated by our Founders’ Commitment. Centered on four strategic actions, our Founders’ Commitment requires all new portfolio companies to make diversity and inclusion a core part of their business.
So, do you fit our general investment criteria? Yes, if:
your startup is tech-driven, in the early stage, and has potential for large-scale economic success, and
your startup closes a significant gap of access, opportunity or outcome for low income communities and/or communities of color in the U.S., and
you are committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive company culture as guided by The Founders’ Commitment
Prime Coalition is a 501c3 public charity that partners with philanthropists to invest catalytic capital in extraordinary companies that combat climate change, have a high likelihood of achieving commercial success, and are otherwise unlikely to be sufficiently supported.
Prime mobilized $23MM to back ten early-stage ventures from 2015 to 2018, each of which could mitigate gigaton-scale CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050 when deployed at scale.
Prime Impact Fund is a $40MM impact-first catalytic capital pool investing in transformative climate ventures that conducted its first close in October 2018 and will conduct its final close in Q1 2020.
The vision of Dallas Women’s Foundation (the Foundation) is that all women and girls will possess the dignity, skills and resources to be strong, independent, self-sufficient and contributing members of the community. The mission of the Foundation is to strengthen the entire community by increasing the investment in women and girls and empowering women’s philanthropy. The core values of the Foundation include gender equity, empowerment of women, diversity, inclusion, honesty and integrity.