Kirby Harris

Kirby Harris

Kirby Harris

Partner, Base Ventures

Kirby has invested in more than 70 companies over his career which began in 2000 as an Analyst at Impact Capital Management a boutique Private Equity firm. By the time he left nine years later, Mr. Harris held a Vice President position at Impact Capital Management. In 2010 he connected with Erik Moore and in 2012 they formed Base Ventures to invest in early-stage technology companies. Base Ventures has raised two seed-stage venture capital funds, investing in companies like inDinero, Mayvenn, Olly Nutrition, Pigeonly, Plangrid, Styleseat, Surf Airlines, World View Enterprises and more than 60 other companies.

Kirby is a member of the Kauffman Fellow Class 21, he graduated with a MBA in Finance from California State University Hayward and received a B.A. in Business from Morehouse College. Mr. Harris is an Oakland native and serves as a formal and informal advisor to several founders and portfolio companies. He has served on the board of directors for local non-profit organizations and also enjoys coaching youth sports.