[PREMONEY 2013] Mitch Kapor

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[PREMONEY 2013] Mitch Kapor

  1. 1. Investing for ImpactMitch KaporJune 2013
  2. 2. "I am unwilling to operate in anover-aggressive profit-only style"Lotus Business Plan (1982)
  3. 3. Lotus sales (1983)$124,000,000
  4. 4. Some Lotus Culture Firsts• Same sex partner benefits• Employee diversity committee with realrepresentation (out LGBTs in 1984) & impact• Employees rated how well managers putcorporate values into practice, driving theirannual bonus• Lotus Grapevine--anonymous or confidentialcomplaint/problem-solving channel
  5. 5. All Investing is Impact Investing• Some is negative• Some is mixed• Some is positive
  6. 6. Disruptive Democratization
  7. 7. Diverse Entrepreneurs• bring different lived experiences to their work• see problems/opportunities that others don’t• founders who don’t fit the default patternmay be filtererd out by mainstream investors• investors who recognize talent in a different-looking packages have a competitiveadvantage
  8. 8. Our FoundersAccredible

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