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.