My name is Kevin Carter. Night Capital is a boutique venture capital firm that I founded to support exceptional founders building in massive markets. I typically invest 2-500k in the earliest stages of a startup.
I am an early investor in Zip, Underdog, Kalshi and Deel, and sit on the boards of Underdog and Polychrome.
Over the last 14 years, I have invested in over 1100 early stage companies and over 27 unicorns, including Snap, Pinterest, Airbnb, Github, Twitter, Dropbox, Coinbase, Square, Slack, Pagerduty, Amplitude, Hims, Doordash, Twilio, Opendoor, Wise, Segment, Elastic, Credit Karma, Warby Parker, Casper, Oscar, Instacart, Flexport, Gusto, Dave and Stripe.
Prior to Night Capital, I was a General Partner at SV Angel.
I was included in Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2012 and 2013. Prior to SV Angel, I worked in the Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank.
I graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Finance and was awarded Outstanding Student Entrepreneur by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
I live in northern California with my family and two dogs. I love to snowboard on and off piste, bike on and off road, and surf small waves on a longboard.
“Kevin has been a trusted advisor and advocate for me as a founder since my first startup. His experience and network is exceptional, and he was my first call when starting a new company. I was thrilled to partner with him as one of my very first investors in Zip.”
Rujul Zaparde,
Founder/CEO at Zip
"Kevin has been a friend and trusted confidant since I started in the tech ecosystem. We have been through it all together. He was the first call I made when raising the first round for Underdog"
Jeremy Levine,
Founder at Underdog
"Kevin changed the trajectory of my career by helping me find a job at Pinterest during its early stages. I then went to Uber, where Kevin supported me in negotiating a job offer, and today I'm at Convoy. I have loved helping Kevin's portfolio founders."
Leslie Kincaid-Lawrence,
Senior Manager, Workplace & Employee Experience at Convoy
"Kevin helped me land my dream career at Airbnb. I trust his judgement and continue to confide in him for advice as my career has developed. I love working with Kevin and his portfolio companies."
Dave O'Neill,
Director of Culture Design and Values at Airbnb
"Kevin has believed in Polychrome since day one. He helped us assemble as co-founders and hone our vision in the earliest days of founding our business. He has been indispensable to Polychrome throughout our growth, leveraging his network to give us every strategic advantage possible. Kevin continues to add value to the business as a board member and mentor."
Alex Boswell,
Co-Founder at Polychrome
get in touch by emailing hello at nightcap vc dot com