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KERPEN VENTURES

We are focused on investing in the pre-seed or seed round stages for startups that meet one or more of the following criteria:


1) Woman-owned 

2) BIPOC-owned

3) Social impact 


We love talking to entrepreneurs. Find @DaveKerpen on social media and reach out there! 

 
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DAVE KERPEN

Dave Kerpen is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author of 4 books, and global keynote speaker. Dave is the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with the brightest college students, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Remembering Live, a virtual memorial service firm. Dave is also the co-founder of Likeable Media, (exited, 2021) and Likeable Local (exited, 2019). Dave is also a columnist for INC.com, an investor, and most important, husband to Carrie and a Dad to 3 amazing kids. Dave's newest book is The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want.

CARRIE KERPEN

Carrie Kerpen is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, investor, and keynote speaker. Carrie co-founded Likeable Media with her husband, NYT bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Dave Kerpen. As CEO of Likeable, Carrie won numerous awards, including being named the 6th best place to work in NYC by Crain's. Carrie is also the author of bestselling book, Work It: Secrets For Success From The Boldest Women In Business, and hosts a Facebook Watch show by the same name. In 2021, after selling Likeable Media to global digital transformation company 10Pearls, Carrie continues to lead the organization and serves as 10Pearls’ Global Chief Marketing Officer.

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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UC Berkeley '24