Kapor Center Joins Coalition Launching OnwardCA.org, California’s COVID-19 Support Platform


Oakland, Calif. April 2, 2020 – Today, the Kapor Center (www.kaporcenter.org) and Bitwise Industries (www.bitwiseindustries.com) are working in direct coordination with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mastercard and the counties of California, University of California, California State Universities, California Community Colleges, and more than 100 other technology companies to launch an online resource for Californians impacted by the COVID-19 virus, OnwardCA.  …

Meet Three Women Who Are Transforming Philanthropy Towards Collaboration

Candase Chambers

Moving philanthropy from an eco-system to an ecosystem is one of the three big bets that female philanthropists are making. Apart from giving circles, more female philanthropists are rising up and creating strategic initiatives centered around collaboration. This article profiles three female thought leaders in this space, who are all working with diverse collectives.

The Kapor Center Is Giving Away $1M To Help Diversify Tech

Candase Chambers

The Kapor Center, an organization working to increase tech training and job skills to minority populations through funding and programs, has announced a new $1 million funding competition, hoping to “catalyze tech inclusion.”


Candase Chambers

Recently, the Kapor Center announced the launch of the Tech Done Right Challenge, a $1M national grant competition to enhance diversity in the technology sector, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to a recent press release, the Kapor Center will identify organizations throughout the U.S. that are actively addressing equity and inclusion gaps in their local tech ecosystem and provide them with …


Candase Chambers

The Kapor Center announced the launch of the Tech Done Right (TDR) Challenge — a $1M national funding challenge seeking to catalyze diversity in the technology sector.  Through this challenge, the Kapor Center will identify organizations throughout the U.S. that are actively addressing equity and inclusion gaps in their local tech ecosystem. The Tech Done Right Challenge will provide activation grant funding to help start and/or …

Meet the reader’s choice winner of our first Bay Area’s Coolest Offices contest

Candase Chambers

Congratulations to the Kapor Center, the reader’s choice winner of the San Francisco Business Times’ first annual Bay Area’s coolest offices contest. Earlier this week we unveiled the 10 Coolest Offices in the Bay Area 2018 as ranked and rated by our staff. But we also wanted to hear from readers about their top choice and asked them to vote throughout the …

Freada Kapor Klein: Silicon Valley’s diversity activist

Candase Chambers

Freada Kapor Klein, the Silicon Valley activist, venture capitalist and philanthropist, found herself in a difficult spot last year. Forty years after she co-founded the Alliance Against Sexual Coercion, the first organization in the US to focus on combating sexual harassment, one of the biggest #metoo scandals of 2017 thundered through a company she invested in: Uber.

Tech industry is leaving behind women of color, report shows

Candase Chambers

Women of color are entrepreneurs. But if you look at the tech scene, you’d hardly know it. A new study from the Kapor Center, Pivotal Ventures and Arizona State University’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology found that women of color make up 80 percent of all new women-led small businesses in the US. In tech, however, that figure …