Blue Ivy Ventures

Smart, Simple Venture Investing for Yale Alums


What Is Blue Ivy Ventures?

 

The smartest, simplest way for Yale alums to add venture capital to their portfolio. We are also…

  • A full-time alumni investment team
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • 15K+ alumni followers
  • The only fund of its kind for Yale alumni
  • Private, for-profit, and not officially sanctioned by the university

 

Follow the Fund



“My portfolio is in good shape: I had stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and even some real estate investments.  But I had a big hole when it came to venture investing. Through a classmate, I learned about AVG’s approach, and it just made sense. It feels good to know that I’ve got this part of my portfolio covered too.”

Fund Investor

“I had a large nest egg in my retirement account. AVG was the perfect investment vehicle to do something new, alternative, and to further diversify my personal portfolio. I also appreciate the secure online investor portal that provides me with interesting details and news on the companies which I’m invested in.”

Fund Investor

Why Invest in Venture Capital?

VC Outperforms the S&P

Key Takeaways

VC has consistently outperformed the S&P

VC can do well, even when other asset classes don’t

Sophisticated investors put 5-15% of their portfolios in VC


Investment Strategy

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Diversified Venture Portfolio

15 – 30 investments per fund, diversified by stage, sector, and geography

Co-Invest with Strong Lead Investors

We only invest when a strong, established investor (often a fellow alum) is leading the financing

Deal Access via Alumni Connections

Entrepreneurial teams desire our investment because we are a meaningful check, low friction, and have a large rolodex

Co-Invest Alongside Top Venture Firms

Invest In Deals Most Individuals Never Know About or Get Access To

  • Accel Partners
  • Accomplice
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Atlas Ventures
  • Benchmark
  • Bezos Expeditions
  • BlackRock
  • Blockchain Capital
  • Borealis Ventures
  • Comcast Ventures
  • CrunchFund
  • Drive Capital
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Flybridge Capital
  • Founders Fund
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Goldman Sachs Ventures
  • Google Ventures
  • Greylock Partners
  • Highland Capital
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Link Ventures
  • Menlo Ventures
  • New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • NXT Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Summit Partners
  • SV Angel
  • Thiel Capital
  • Y Combinator

How does Blue Ivy assemble a great portfolio for me?

  • Full-time investment team wakes up every morning dedicated to delivering a diverse portfolio to investors
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • We use our Yale and broader Alumni Ventures Group network to access deals that simply are not available to most individuals
  • We only invest in deals with a strong lead investor with sector expertise, combining their due diligence with our own

 

See Blue Ivy Portfolio

“I am in technology in SF, so I have a pretty good venture portfolio around things I know well.  I don’t see much outside of the Bay Area and my sector however.  My alumni fund was a great way to get a more diversified portfolio, and I enjoy being part of a group of classmates investing together.”

Fund Investor

“We’ve been really lucky and participating in the fund was a great way to pay it forward. Both of us were helped by fellow alums at many key points of our lives.  And frankly, we just need more people out there creating solutions to societies key problems.  I feel an obligation to do my part.”

Fund Investor