|University of Oxford, MBA||1998|
|University of Oxford, Master of Studies||1997|
|UCLA, Bachelor of Arts||1995|
Stephen DeBerry invests in vehicles that align strong financial returns with positive social impact. Before joining Kapor Capital, Stephen was an Investment Director at Omidyar Network, the mission-based investment firm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. Before that Stephen managed business development at Interval Research, where he supported new business initiatives for Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen and Vulcan Ventures.
Over the past several years Stephen has been on the vanguard of building the emerging category of mission investing. He has been a frequent organizer and speaker at industry conferences and his investments have focused on innovating in new categories such as social lending. Some of his previous investments include: CircleLending (now Virgin Money), Prosper, InnoCentive and more recently Appjet, Cardpool, Kwedit and ProFounder.
Stephen is a Trustee and Member of the Investment Committee at The California Endowment. He is the Chairman of Friends of New Orleans and serves the boards of The Dalai Lama Foundation and is an advisor to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Stephen earned a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Anthropology with highest honors from UCLA as well as a Masterâ€™s degree in Social Anthropology and MBA from the University of Oxford. He is a British Marshall Scholar and a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.