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Kauffman Fellows

The Kauffman Fellows Journal contains critical research, stories, and insights that dive deep into topics in venture capital, technology, and startups.

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June 21, 2021

Announcing Kauffman Fellows Newest Cohort, Class 26

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Kauffman Fellows Podcast

Welcome to the Kauffman Fellows podcast, produced in partnership with Mighty Capital. This season, we feature select Kauffman Fellows as hosts of mini-series, interviewing some of the world’s top leaders in capital formation, all from a place of authenticity and vulnerability. What makes the Kauffman Fellows Podcast unique? We challenge our guests to hang up the superhero cape and get real about the sacrifices, failures, and inflection points that each individual goes through to become the best version of themselves, in order to best serve the entrepreneurs they invest in.

Over 765 Fellows and over 1,000 distinguished mentors.

Striving to create greater equity in venture capital and tech.

Diversity and inclusion are about increasing the number of diverse voices in positions that influence the technology that will shape our future. Introducing the Kauffman Fellows Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship.

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Kauffman Fellows Program

A rigorous 2-year executive education in venture capital and innovation leadership. Led by the world’s top 1% investors, educators, and innovation leaders.

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Introducing the Kauffman Fellows Fund, a global venture capital fund dedicated to partnering with the worlds leading entrepreneurs and elevating their ambitions.


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