We commit to non-hostile, open, and welcoming workplaces. We commit that founders, Limited Partners, employees, partners, customers, and visitors feel accepted and free to express their opinions, concerns, and needs with an expectation that they will be heard and respected. We communicate professionally and appropriately at all times.
We don’t tolerate illegal discrimination or harassment in any form. We will train our employees to recognize and address such conduct, and we will not associate with advisors, investors, employees, contractors, founders, or others who discriminate or harass others.
We encourage and embrace diversity. We believe that excellence and insight can be found from all quarters, and we believe deeply that consideration of diverse perspectives and experiences leads to the best choices and, ultimately, the most successful results. We will proactively endeavor to build and measure diversity in our own activities and will challenge our portfolio firms to do the same.
We are committed to building inclusive work environments that reflect and value the diversity of people and cultures found in the world, which we believe leads to better companies. To ensure that our commitment to diversity and inclusion are tangible we adopt the Kapor Capital Founders’ Commitments, a set of four actions known, as “G.I.V.E.” (Goals, Invest, Volunteer and Educate).
We stand up for others. We appropriately intervene in situations when we witness violations of this Code.
We participate in both offline and online forums with respect. We participate in respectful discourse in all forums. We do not comment anonymously or with false identities.
We keep our promises. If we commit to do something, we do our best to do it. If we can’t keep our promises for some reason then we strive to make it right in any way possible.
We encourage professional development. We do everything we can to ensure the happiness and professional growth of our employees.
We avoid gossip. We don’t share disparaging comments and rumors about others. We are constructive in our feedback and always provide it directly to the individual or company to which it pertains.
We require fair pay for equal work. We are committed to ensuring everyone receives fair compensation (to include all forms of equity and benefits). We appreciate the commitment employees make to the success of companies and hold true that they must be compensated without regard to ability status, age, ancestry, civil union, class, color, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military service (current or past), national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or other status. We agree to be committed to eliminating all forms of pay inequality.