Village Capital is a nonprofit that operates business accelerator programs for game-changing entrepreneurs worldwide. Village Capital also operates an affiliated investment fund that invests capital using a unique peer selection model where the entrepreneurs themselves choose who will receive catalytic funding in their cohort. Village Capital recruits entrepreneurs focused on innovation in a particular geographic area (e.g. Brazil, New Orleans, East Africa) or a specific sector (e.g. mobile, energy, education). A select group of approximately 15 entrepreneurs goes through a 12-week program focused on building their businesses. The curriculum covers: (1) customer discovery/development, (2) team-building, (3) product refinement, (4) financials, and (5) scaling and impact, and (6) exit strategy. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs vote on the top ventures to receive Village Capital's pre-committed capital. In the past four years, Village Capital has launched seventeen programs worldwide, supporting over 275 entrepreneurs. Participants have raised $30 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and served 4 million customers.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Education • C... White Plains New York..., United States
• Spring (Other Healthcare Technology Systems):
• EveryDay Labs:
$8000000 (Series A)
$25000000 (Series B)
$37000000 (Series B)
$10000000 (Series A)
$11000000 (Series A)
$9000000 (Series A)
$21000000 (Series C)
$35000000 (Series A)
$35000000 (Series A)
$2800000 (Seed Round)
• Sempre Health:
• Rethink Impact, LP:
White Plains New York - Washington (DC) - Washington, District of Columbia, United States
IT (& TMT) • Education • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Web Security (& Privacy) • Impact • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Mobile
Jenny is the Founder & Managing Partner of Rethink Impact, a venture capital fund with a unique approach to gender lens investing that invests in social impact companies with the potential to deliver outsized financial returns for investors alongside transformational social and environmental change. Jenny is a former CEO of a tech company and also held significant executive roles in the media, data, and education sectors. She has been featured at the United Nations and on Capitol Hill and was named Top 40 Under 40 in 2015 and a DC Power Women in Tech in 2014. She has a BA and MA from Stanford, an MBA from Harvard Business School and was a Fulbright Scholar in human genomics.
Boris Silver is a Co-Founder and serves as President, Venture at FundersClub. Prior to starting FundersClub, he was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo!). He was named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton, serves on the Board of Advisors to a venture backed technology company, and is an advisor to First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Trading and Risk Management program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.
Invest in the change you want to see in the world.
Most Interested In
A new generation of open and distributed technology businesses are realigning the value chain in oligopolistic markets in industrial economies, and creating entirely new markets with incentives and cooperation in emerging ecosystems rife with negative externalities.
If changing the world is not enough and your technology and team are laser-focused on changing the world for the better, let's connect.
Not Interested In
Closed-platform reliant apps or SaaS. Anyone NOT building open value.
San Francisco, California - Oakland, California - London, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • BioTech • AgroTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Energy • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Entertainment (& Sports) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Advertising • Analytics • Cloud Services (& Infrastructure) • Food & Beverage • Impact • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Mobile Apps • Healthcare (& Wellness) • Investment Management • Online Social • Consumer
Kapor Capital is a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in companies operating in the information technology, education, health, work, finance, mobile, justice, food, media and retail sectors. The firm was founded in 2009 and is based in Oakland, California.
Anamitra Banerji is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Afore Capital. Banerji served as Partner at Foundation Capital. He serves as a Board Member of Localytics. He came to Foundation with eight years of product management leadership experience in the consumer internet space at Twitter, Yahoo! and Overture. Before working in product roles, Anamitra was a software engineer in the enterprise data space for four years. He also co-founded an internet-healthcare company PlanetHealthOnline. Anamitra joined Twitter in March 2009 as its 30th employee and first product manager. While there, he built out Twitter's advertising team, incubating from scratch all three products promoted tweets, promoted trends and promoted accounts, he led the team in getting those products up and running. As Partner at Foundation Capital, Banerji focuses on identifying and investing in promising startups in the communications, commerce, mobile and marketing technology industries. He uses his vast personal experience working alongside entrepreneurs to identify those who stand out in their respective industries. During his time as an Entrepreneur In Residence, he served as a consultant in the investment process and also helped launch Widescope, an early-stage research project at Stanford focused on crowd-sourcing federal and state budget deficit reduction. Anamitra earned an MBA from Cornell University and a degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India.
Healthy Food and Beverage companies, working with health influencers, with an eye for long-term behavior change, rather than the most recent fad.
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I co-invest with top tier leads in a bunch of categories that I know very little about - so I just listen to other signals. Most of these areas I am not interested in directly - such as pharma, medical devices, social media apps and marketplaces. I'm not interested in ideas - we all have lots of those - but rather entrepreneurs building defensible companies.
Entreprenuer, boater, and philanthropist. Studied @yale. Incubation projects in Haiti, USA.
Managing Director at Better Ventures. He also served as a Advisor at Bee Partners. He is actively engaged with the portfolio as Chairman of the Board for Alter Eco Americas and as Board Observer for Better World Books and Adina for Life.
Nitin is an entrepreneur. He came to Oregon as a Software Engineer at Mentor Graphics after having worked for three software startups in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Nitin utilized his background to raise $20 million in angel and venture capital for First Insight and in 2010 exited his investors via buy-back of their shares. He is currently President and CEO of First Insight Corporation, a Hillsboro, Oregon based software company which he founded in 1994. First Insight leads the eye-care industry in electronic medical records, practice management and e-commerce products for independent optometrists and ophthalmologists with its flagship product − MaximEyes.
Since 2007 Nitin has been an active angel investor, mentor and is a founding charter member and President of the Board of TiE Oregon. In this role he has grown TiE to a full-fledged angel investment group with a successful mentoring program and launched several education and incubator programs. Nitin is currently serving as TiE Angels Oregon’s Chair and in this role has led the group to over $5 million in investments in 28 startups.
Nitin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada).