“Kepha” is Aramaic for “rock.” We invest our capital with a back-to-basics approach focused on pre-seed, seed and Series A companies. We call this “Venture Building,” and it is what created the venture industry in the first place. It is the foundation, or rock, of venture capital.
- Be the entrepreneur’s first choice.
- Aggressively build shareholder value in companies that create massive change, propel innovation, employ thousands in meaningful jobs, and are good stewards of the community.
- Strive to “move the needle” for our entrepreneurs in the areas of business plan shaping, hiring, customer acquisition, partnerships, and strategy.
- Success = superior returns + integrity. One without the other is failure.
- The entrepreneur is our customer.
- We have a deep commitment to our investors. We appreciate their trust and strive every day to exceed their expectations.
- Our honor is everything. It is never for sale, both in our work and in our personal lives.
- One firm, one team. In good times and bad. One standard for all.
- Presume trust. Hard questions are expected and should not be taken personally.
- Seek the truth. We are open, honest, and direct.
- No spin. We say what we mean, do what we say.
- Bring passion every day. We too are entrepreneurs.
- Foster respect. It starts with us and emanates from there.
- Be at cause. We are proactive and take ownership of fixing problems.