Kanyi Maqubela is a Partner at Collaborative Fund, a $125 million venture capital fund investing at the intersection of for-good and for-profit. The firm, based in New York City, has invested in over fifty companies around the world, including Lyft, AltSchool, Impossible Foods, Tala, Science Exchange, Kickstarter and reddit. Prior to Collaborative Fund, Kanyi served as an entrepreneur and advisor in high technology in Silicon Valley, and was a staffer for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Kanyi is a business lecturer at New York University's Tisch School of The Arts, where he teaches entrepreneurship . He is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and attended Stanford University in California. You can find him on twitter at @km.