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Brian Dixon

Kapor Capital

Brian Dixon is one of the first and youngest African-American Partners at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He is committed to making sure entrepreneurs of all backgrounds have access to advice and capital in order to make their business succeed. For the past ten years, he has worked his way up from intern to Managing Partner at Kapor Capital, a seed stage venture capital firm in Oakland, CA that has invested in over 130 tech startups, including Clever, Career Karma, Bitwise, Promise and Twilio. Brian is a Kauffman Fellow, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellow, and two-time tech startup founder. Brian has an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from Northeastern University. 

To-date, Brian has shared his investment experience on over 50 stages, including TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, and SOCAP. He has also been featured on NPR and has earned several recognitions, including being named one of Business Insider’s 46 Most Important African Americans in Technology.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in computer and information science from Northeastern University and an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Brian has been selected as a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellow, Babson Fellow, and Springworks Scholar. Most recently, he was a 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity-Silicon Valley awardee and listed as one of The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology' by Business Insider.

Brian served his fellowship at Kapor Capital under the mentorship of Founding Partner Mitch Kapor. He is a member of Class 21.