Kapor Capital’s new crew is elevating a possibility fund

4 months after closing its largest fund up to now, Kapor Capital desires extra. The agency is beneath new management after co-founders Freada and Mitch Kapor stepped again from the outfit, which focuses on funding social affect ventures and founders of shade. Now, led by Uriridiakoghene “Ulili” Onovakpuri and Brian Dixon, Kapor Capital is hoping to boost a $50 million alternative fund, in keeping with an SEC submitting.

The chance fund, if closed, would proceed Kapor Capital’s new technique of taking capital from outdoors buyers. Up till final yr, all of Kapor’s funds have been immediately from the founding companions; in September, although, the agency closed a $126 million Fund 3 backed by buyers together with Cambridge Associates, Align Influence, Ford Basis, Financial institution of America, PayPal and Twilio.

On the time, Dixon informed TechCrunch that turning to exterior buyers helps the agency with entry; Kapor is now writing checks between $250,000 and $3 million with a main give attention to collaborating in pre-seed and seed rounds. Onovakpuri stated the bigger fund would permit them to spend money on extra companies with larger checks.

That stated, with presumably a contemporary chunk of capital to deploy, why would Kapor be eyeing a possibility fund? It’s a trend-turned-standard amongst early-stage enterprise capital corporations that need to get in on later rounds of their star portfolio companies. Final yr, Khosla debuted a possibility fund and final week, Cowboy raised its first of the type as nicely.

Kapor Capital didn’t instantly return a request for remark.