E24: “Angel” podcast: Mitch Kapor, Partner at Kapor Capital, shares stellar return results of their portfolio’s first-ever Impact Report, investing with purpose to close gaps & back entrepreneurs with distance traveled, insights on Uber’s IPO, fixing the gig economy, promoting diversity in Silicon Valley & creating long-term value v. short-term gains

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Mitch Kapor, Partner at Kapor Capital, shares stellar return results of their portfolio’s first-ever Impact Report, investing with purpose to close gaps & back entrepreneurs with distance traveled, insights on Uber’s IPO, fixing the gig economy, promoting diversity in Silicon Valley & creating long-term value v. short-term gains

Show notes:

0:39 – Jason introduces season 3 of ANGEL and Mitch Kapor from Kapor Capital.

 

1:31 – The journey from investing in Uber to the Uber IPO, and thoughts on if it’s better or worse for companies to stay private.

 

7:58 – Mitch talks about “impact investing” and “gap-closing,” and a discussion around the gig economy.

 

16:05 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Go to linkedin.com/angel and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.

 

18:07 – Mitch talks about results from Kapor Capital’s Impact Report.

 

28:13 – Jason thanks sponsor Embroker. For guaranteed 10% off on premiums (& up to 20% depending on quote) go to embroker.com/angel.

 

30:18 – Determining if a company fits Kapor Capital’s impact thesis, and thoughts on the rhetoric around socialism vs. capitalism.

 

38:04 – Conversation around the progress in opportunities for underrepresented communities and the importance of diversity.

 

47:51 – Progress or regress on racial issues in America, the polarization of wealth, and potential presidential campaign platforms for 2020.

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