The Kauffman Fellows Review shares blog posts and content relating to the science of capital formation, from a variety of Fellows and industry experts across the globe.

We intend these posts to generate a lively discussion, and welcome comments, responses, and critiques via email.

Jeff Harbach
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.
KF Diamond
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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September 1, 2016
Among the lesser known discoveries during the early days at Google was the realization that business could grow faster if customers didn't have to spend weeks studying an unduly complicated contract.
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September 1, 2016
Startups' crazy perks can often be signals of weak ideas or weak teams, who are not focused on the right things. The best talent is typically attracted not by perks but by a solid challenge and an even more solid team working on it. In a downturn, smart founders are thinking about how to use market dynamics to steal market share and talent.
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July 6, 2016
This interview is the second in VC to VC, a monthly series that features conversations between veteran venture capitalist Phil Wickham and other leaders in the investment world. Phil talks with Rob Coneybeer of Shasta Ventures, an investor with a proven track record of spotting trends in the IoT arena.
KF Diamond
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.
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May 5, 2016
Kauffman Fellows CEO Phil WIckham interviews Venrock's Bryan Roberts about health care trends. The first in a series of interviews published in Fortune.
KF Diamond
February 17, 2016
Our 7th global Summit in Singapore was a spectacular success! We had the best cross-class representation to date with more than 200 fellows from 16 classes attending. Read the full recap, complete with photos and videos from the event, and links to news coverage of the Summit.
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February 4, 2016
Late last month a group of venture capital leaders and Kauffman Fellows from around the world met in Singapore to discuss entrepreneurship in Asia. Their most pressing questions were around the effect China’s stock market crash last July and rough start to 2016 may have on the decade-long venture capital boom in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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January 26, 2016
SINGAPORE is poised to become an investment destination for venture capitalists (VCs) and an essential cog in the global innovation network - backed by a receptive government that enables but knows when to "get out of the way", said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday.
January 6, 2016
For most people, a unicorn is a mythical horse with a pointed horn in a flutter of fairy dust. If a collection of these beasts of the fairy dust variety is called a blessing, the proliferation of Silicon Valley unicorns is anything but, as more and more of then become "unicorpses."
Freeda Kapor Klein Interview
December 13, 2015
An interview with Freada Kapor Klein, covering diversity, investing, and ethos.
December 6, 2015
What forces do women need to overcome to succeed in venture capital? KF CEO Phil Wickham responds to Sequoia Capital’s Mike Moritz.
Jason Green Inteview
November 24, 2015
Jason Green, Partner at Emergence Capital (left) and Phil Wickham, CEO of Kauffman Fellows (right). Jason Green is a Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital. He has been in the venture business for over 15 years and backed 7 “Unicorns” so far in his career (Visual Networks, DoubleClick, Ask Jeeves, aQuantive, SuccessFactors, Box, and Yammer). He […]
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October 19, 2015
Imagine a VC industry more multicultural, global, creative and much, much bigger than it is today; read this excerpt from the Venture Capital Journal.