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October 24, 2016
The Kauffman Foundation and Kauffman Fellows announced a partnership today to spur more capital investment opportunities in the Midwest. Beginning in 2017, the Kauffman Foundation will award 12 scholarships that will enable emerging fund managers from Kansas City and across the Midwest to join the Kauffman Fellows Program.
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October 19, 2016
More than 200 investors from five continents will gather in Kansas City for the Kauffman Fellows Reunion VC Summit on Oct. 24-25. The summit will highlight global VC trends and focus on the explosive growth of the Midwestern startup scene, the transformation of agriculture and future investment opportunities in agtech, and the innovative spirit of the Midcontinent region.
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September 6, 2016
Kauffman Fellows is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished venture capital leaders to its board of directors: Brad Feld, Managing Director of the Foundry Group, Mamoon Hamid, co-founder and General Partner at Social Capital, and Jenny Lee, Managing Partner at GGV Capital.
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July 5, 2016
Kauffman Fellows is excited to launch Class 21, consisting of 45 dynamic top-tier investors from firms in the United States, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. This largest class to date is comprised of 31 percent women and 11 percent underrepresented minorities, and with 62 percent serving as managing directors, partners, or CEOs, it represents one of the most experienced and diverse groups of investors the program has ever had.