Kauffman Fellows and PitchBook Announce Partnership to Empower Global Venture Capital Leaders

KF Diamond

November 14, 2017

SEATTLE, NEW YORK, LONDON – November 14, 2017 — PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public markets, today announced a new partnership with Kauffman Fellows, the premier leadership organization in innovation and capital formation, to provide Fellows with access to the PitchBook Platform. For the Kauffman Fellows Network, the PitchBook Platform will serve as an indispensable tool to identify contacts, surface opportunities and ultimately, fundraise faster. Kauffman Fellows chose PitchBook because of the depth and breadth of venture capital, private equity, M&A and public market data housed within the PitchBook Platform, which will further empower Kauffman Fellows to drive the venture capital industry forward.

“We’re excited to partner with PitchBook as part of the Kauffman Fellows Network – Preferred Partner program. We see tremendous benefits for our Fellows in terms of accessing quality industry data,” said Jeff Harbach, president and CEO of Kauffman Fellows. “As a robust network of more than 500 members from 40+ countries, we are uniquely positioned to support venture capital activity in entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. With Pitchbook’s strong coverage of global financial markets combined with Kauffman Fellows reach, we will be able to detect global trends in the VC industry early.”

The Kauffman Fellows Network includes full-time innovation investors raising first-time funds as well as established venture capital firms raising subsequent funds. Fellows also include leaders in government, business, universities, and startup innovation efforts around the globe. The new partnership with PitchBook will allow Fellows to readily spot industry opportunities and strengthen individual networks with access to more accurate private and public financial market data. For Fellows on the fundraising trail, PitchBook’s comprehensive benchmarking and returns data will help accelerate the fundraising process. At last count, the PitchBook Platform tracks nearly 1 million private companies, 250,000 investors, 755,000 deals, 40,000 funds and 1.5 million professionals – and is constantly adding new data.

“Kauffman Fellows is an extremely influential organization in the VC community and known for producing some of the brightest minds in the industry. The new partnership with Kauffman Fellows will put PitchBook in the hands of elite investors and business leaders, helping to expand our global reach and make a real impact,” said John Gabbert, founder and CEO of PitchBook. “We see powerful synergies between our teams and a unique opportunity to shape the future of venture capital and build the great companies of tomorrow.”

For more information about PitchBook’s partnership with Kauffman Fellows, please reach out to partners@pitchbook.com.


About PitchBook
PitchBook is a financial data and software company that provides transparency into the capital markets to help professionals discover and execute opportunities with confidence and efficiency. PitchBook collects and analyzes detailed data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape—including public and private companies, investors, funds, investments, exits and people. The company’s data and analysis are available through the PitchBook Platform, industry news and in-depth reports. Founded in 2007, PitchBook has offices in Seattle, New York and London and serves more than 12,000 professionals around the world. In 2016, Morningstar acquired PitchBook, which now operates as an independent subsidiary.

About Kauffman Fellows
Kauffman Fellows offers a two-year innovation and leadership program based in Silicon Valley, now in its 22nd year, with more than 500 Fellows investing billions into startup communities globally. Graduates lead venture capital, government, corporate, university, and startup innovation efforts around the world. Kauffman Fellows has a strong commitment to diversity and actively recruits women and minorities. Inspired by Ewing Marion Kauffman and his legacy of shared ownership, accountability, and experimentation, we measure success in enduring new businesses that generate long-term returns for principals, investors, and society as a whole. For more information, visit www.kauffmanfellows.org and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kauffmanfellows.

PitchBook Media Contact:
Bailey Fox and Nick McDonald
PR Managers

Kauffman Fellows Media Contact:
Rusty Dornin
Director of Marketing and Communications