Kauffman Fellows

Where purpose gathers


Kauffman Fellows is a two-year program and global network where the biggest players in venture capital gather. We’re on a mission to build a global community of diverse investors who operate with diligence, self-awareness, and purpose.

We believe better humans make better investors. Through our program components and network offerings, we help Fellows become the best investors in the world and deliver superior returns to LPs.

Each year, we strategically select a cohort of accomplished investors and only admit the outliers. Each class is comprised of senior-level, globally diverse innovation leaders who we believe will change the face and course of the industry.

We create a dedicated space where investors from around the world can learn from each other, accelerate in their careers, and become the best version of themselves, so they can best serve the entrepreneurs they invest in.

We give Fellows the best predictor of success in VC—an unmatched network. Fellows stay connected through pop-up events, global summits, sector-specific groups, regional chapters, internal communication channels, and more.

The co-investment venture capital fund continuing the legacy of the Kauffman Fellows. Our Fellows make up the unique sourcing engine behind the fund, and our portfolio is built alongside firms investing in immensely sought-after founders.

Kauffman Fellows’ global network of top-performing investors have started hundreds of funds, raised and deployed hundreds of billions of dollars in capital, and helped found and pave the way for some of the world’s most groundbreaking companies.


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Location Kauffman Fellows, El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Business services, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, ICT