Howdy Y'all - I'm Greg Bennett, an early stage investor at Kapor Capital in Oakland, CA.
I joined Kapor Capital in 2019 and focus on Agtech, Energy, and Infrastructure investments. Prior to joining Kapor Capital, I was a consultant for several funds, foundations, corporations, and family offices. Originally from Chicago, I've lived on three continents (depending on where you count Asia as starting), and I've been working in early stage VC for 6 years now. I was also previously on the investment team at Village Capital, an early-stage venture fund and accelerator, and was focused on finding, training, and investing in founders working to solve big global problems.
I began my investment career at Unitus Capital, an investment bank based in Bangalore, India. Before moving into the investment field, I worked as a product manager for FINCA International, a global microfinance bank, and as a grantwriter and researcher at the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies in Amman, Jordan. I was also a SAT/ACT tutor for students in the United States and Jordan.
I received my B.A. in International Political Economy the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Outside of work, I enjoy boxing, playing soccer, building things out of wood, and hiking the trails of northern California.
I've got lots of opinions on VC, startups, life, the world, sports, and woodworking - so I'm excited to get into this AMA!
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