The Kapor Center is pleased to support the Owning Our Future series, which features Black VCs who accelerate information on investing. This series is for any Our Collective Member interested in positioning themselves to join, start, or invest in the future tech startups.

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Recorded Sessions

Owning Our Future: Ade and Monique

September 18, 2020
Recording coming soon!
This session features two VC powerhouses, Monique Woodard and Ade Ajao, who will address all corners of ventures. Together, Woodard and Ajao have more than 30 years of experience in launching, selling, and investing in successful startups. Recently they’ve been featured in Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Bloomberg speaking out about overcoming systematic bias in VC.

Owning Your Value Proposition

August 14, 2020
Recording coming soon!
Shauntel Garvey, Kanyi Maqubela, Sarah Kunst, and Richard Kerby discussed their investment philosophies, and the scorecards they use to evaluate whether a founder is primed to thrive in the future of tech.

Owning Our Competitive Edge

July 17, 2020
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Chris Lyons (a16z), Candice Matthews (Lightship), Brackeen, Charles Hudson (Precursor), and Jewel Burks Solomon (Google Startups/Collab) discuss their investment philosophy and the scorecard they use to evaluate whether a founder is primed to thrive in the future of tech.

Juneteenth Owning Our Future Launch

June 19, 2020
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Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital), Mandela SH Dixon (Founder Gym), Jarrid Tingle (Harlem Capital), and Michael Seibel (Y Combinator) discussed tactical and practical ways to launch, join, lead, and invest in the next tech ecosystem.