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Why Consider Investing in Venture Capital?
January 15, 2020

Every day, our team speaks with hundreds of people interested in learning more about venture capital, and how Alumni Ventures Group can build them a smart, simple venture portfolio. We discuss some of the frequently asked questions we receive, starting with the key reasons investors should consider venture capital. 

EP 59: Applying Analytics to Address Biases in the Workplace
January 7, 2020 Timi Dayo-Kayode | Co-Founder and CEO of Worksense

Timi Dayo-Kayode co-founded Worksense to provide people ops professionals with scalable, real-time analytics for identifying, mitigating, and preventing biases in major decisions involving employees. Timi is a Grant Recipient from the 10,000 Entrepreneurs program (or 10KE), a nonprofit founded by Alumni Ventures Group to help young adults explore entrepreneurial careers.

EP 57: Why Alumni Ventures Group is Investing in the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
December 19, 2019 Drew Wandzilak | Head of Outreach for the 10,000 Entrepreneurs (10KE) Initiative

Marc Bushala, CEO of Heaven’s Door Spirits, talks about the ease and challenges of starting a brand with a highly-coveted celebrity endorsement.

Deserve Founder Kalpesh Kapadia’s Experience Built a Thriving Company
December 17, 2019

Kalpesh Kapadia, Co-Founder and CEO of Deserve, used data science to create a new type of credit score based on a person’s potential. He coupled that information with the ability to pay bills and stability of identity to create a different standard for creditworthiness.

Jonathan Meltzer aims to support both the global and local Penn ecosystems
December 5, 2019

As Principal at Chestnut Street Ventures, Jonathan Meltzer is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing venture capital investments. His experience ranges from the role of associate at Goldman Sachs, to investing in private companies at American Capital. We recently caught up with Jonathan to learn how he came to join the Chestnut Street team.

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