Carolina Huaranca Mendoza joined Kapor Capital in 2016 and focuses on identifying early stage investments and partnering with entrepreneurs to grow their companies. She is particularly interested in investments in future work, urban tech, and education. Prior to becoming Principal, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kapor Center for Social Impact (KCSI) working on a tech platform for teacher professional development.
Carolina began her technology career as a Sales & Marketing Manager at SchoolNet; which was sold to Pearson for $230MM. In 2012, she founded Spriggle, a marketplace that helped parents identify science and math inspired products for children ages 3-9.
Carolina is a graduate of Cornell University and was awarded the Konologie MBA Fellowship at The Wharton School. As a woman and first-generation Peruvian-American hailing from Long Island, Carolina is passionate about ensuring that people from all backgrounds know how to navigate getting access to capital and advice. Based on her experience serving as the founding National Director of Girls Who Code Clubs, where she launched 186 Clubs serving approximately 2,000 girls, she is extremely passionate about working to close the gender gap in technology and mentors young women technologists.
Carolina has been recognized by Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) as a Latino Leader and a Cosmo Latina Fun, and Fearless Award Winner alongside Jessica Alba. She has also been featured in TechCrunch, CNN Money, Univision, SF Chronicle, USA Today, and Latina Magazine.
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