Stephen DeBerry makes and manages investments that align strong financial returns with positive social impact. He is a partner at the early stage technology investing firm, Kapor Capital and the founder of Bronze Investments, an asset management firm serving founders, foundation endowments, and families who seek to align their investment practices with their missions and values. Some of Stephen’s previous and recent investments include: PayNearMe, ProFounder, Prosper, Circle Lending (acquired by Virgin Money), Etherpad/Appjet (Acquired by Google), FutureAdvisor and UniversityNow.
Previously, Stephen was Investment Director at Omidyar Network, the mission-based investment firm started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam. Before that Stephen was a senior manager of business development at Interval Research, the research lab established by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.
Stephen is a Trustee and Member of the Investment Committee at The California Endowment. He is the Chairman of Friends of New Orleans and also serves the boards of The Dalai Lama Foundation, The Redford Center and Emerald Cities. Stephen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with highest honors from UCLA as well as a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oxford University. He is a Marshall Scholar and a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. In 2010 he was selected as one of the Root 100 list of most influential African-Americans in the United States. He lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife and two daughters.