Kindred Ventures


Founded by Steve in 2014, Kindred Ventures is led by Steve Jang and Kanyi Maqubela. Our mission is to back visionary and dedicated founders who want to solve the most important problems and vastly improve people’s lives around the world. We strive to be a true coach, mentor, and guide to these driven entrepreneurs as they navigate their startup’s journey.

Steve Jang

Steve served as an early advisor and investor since founding at Uber and was an early investor in Coinbase, Blue Bottle Coffee, Postmates, Zymergen, and Expa. As an entrepreneur, Steve is a co-founder at Bitski, a cryptoasset wallet SDK provider, and previously was the founder of SoundTracking (acquired by Rhapsody) and co-creator of imeem (acquired by MySpace).

Kanyi Maqubela

Kanyi served as a Partner at Collaborative Fund, where he was an early advisor to Tala and Walker & Co., and a board member at Buffer, Spruce, and True Link. Kanyi is a co-founder at Heartbeat Health, and previously ran growth at One Block Off the Grid (acquired by $NRG) and was an early employee at Doostang (acquired by Universum Global).