Kirby is co-founder and Partner at Base Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in Berkeley, California. Base Ventures has invested in 50 companies since its founding in 2012 including StyleSeat, 6sense, Mayvenn, Surf Airlines, and World View Enterprises. Prior to Base Ventures, Kirby was a Vice President at Impact Capital Management where he managed a variety of responsibilities including due diligence and investment execution.
Kirby enjoys helping entrepreneurs and acts a formal and informal adviser to a variety of young companies. He is curious about blockchain, particularly its applications in fintech and beyond.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Kirby is a graduate of California Sate University-East Bay School of Business and Economics where he earned an MBA in finance. Kirby earned his BA in marketing from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kirby enjoys coaching youth sports and spending time with his two wonderful daughters.
Kirby served his fellowship at Base Ventures as a member of Class 21; he was mentored by Christopher Redlitz of Transmedia Capital.