Morgan Stanley
  • Access & Opportunity Podcast
  • Jul 31, 2019

Impacting Venture

Hosted by Carla Harris
with Freada Kapor Klein of Kapor Capital

Freada Kapor Klein, of Kapor Capital, talks with Carla Harris about her firm's successes in closing the gap in today's venture funding landscape while also creating opportunities for underserved communities.

Silicon Valley venture firm Kapor Capital recently released its annual Impact Report, which clearly demonstrates that they have not sacrificed returns when investing in women- and multiculturally-led businesses. In this episode of Access & Opportunity, we welcome back Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, a founding partner at Kapor Capital and founder and co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact. 

Genius is evenly distributed across every zip code; it's access and opportunity that are not evenly distributed.
Freada Kapor Klein

Dr. Kapor Klein talks to us about that report, about the principles that guide Kapor Capital's investment strategy, how a focus on skills instead of pedigrees can be both inclusive and effective, and how a new approach to venture capital might help change the capital-access divide.

This is the final episode of our third season of Access & Opportunity, where we have been exploring how influential investors, from across various pools of capital, are helping women- and multiculturally-led businesses gain access to capital. And after you’ve listened, and while we work on Season 4, check out more of our content on the Morgan Stanley Inclusive Innovation and Opportunity page.



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