Portfolio Manager at Kavedon Kapital
Carol Tarr was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA; the daughter of an elementary school teacher and a real estate developer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she majored in East Asian Studies and Religious Studies. She has a master’s degree in theological studies (MTS) from Harvard University, where she specialized in Buddhist Ethics, learning both Chinese and Japanese and was a researcher for the Pluralism Project. She is ABD (all but dissertation) from a PhD program at University of Chicago. She has lived in The Netherlands for over a decade ago and speaks Dutch, English and Portuguese.
Carol was in the first cohort of Included VC and moved into Impact Investing as an advisor following her training in Oxford Impact Investing programs and University of Zurich’s Sustainable Finance program and Stanford’s VC Unlocked program for emerging fund managers.
She is currently a Portfolio Manager for Kavedon Kapital, a new VC fund that invests following the principles of Circular Economics. Carol is also an independent angel Impact Investor and has invested in projects related to zero-waste and is interested in Web3 to expand financial inclusion, particularly with the under-banked and under-insured.
Carol has been a lecturer in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program at Nyenrode Business University and previously worked at The Next Women where she was the architect behind the Fempower Your Growth Program, working alongside the major Dutch banks and policy institutions to offer an intense program to train female entrepreneurs on growth strategies while addressing the biases of bankers and investors. The well-known Borski Fund, a 35 Million EUR fund for women investing in female entrepreneurs, came from this same initiative.
Carol is President of the Harvard Club of the Netherlands and was co-founder of Wominvest Observatory which hosted debates on Women and Investment at the EU Parliament.