Veteran VC Returns to His Roots
May 1, 2019
Photo Credit: Macintosh image by Matthew Pearce From Silicon Valley to Manhattan, Brian Keil (MBA’92) has developed his investment experience in hubs for entrepreneurship. His…
 
 
Vetting an Opportunity Like a Venture Capitalist
May 1, 2019
I have been in and around company-building, technology, and venture investing for most of my life. I started my first company – a landscaping business…
 
 
Beating Bad Apples with Good Data
April 26, 2019
Food waste remains one of the world’s most pervasive issues. The USDA estimates 40% of food in the U.S. feeds landfills instead of people each year,…
 
 
Leading Budgeting and Performance for Government
April 3, 2019
If you’re going to change the way the government spends money, you have to change the way it looks at money. Zac Bookman, CEO and…
 
 
Building a Fund From the Ground Up
April 3, 2019
In business as in life, it pays to be well-rounded. It’s one of the enduring truths of my education and career, and one of the…
 
 
Top Portfolio News
April 1, 2019
2019 MARCH Allevi launches bioink kit for 3D printing multi-layered skin cells Circle closes acquisition of SeedInvest ZeroCater introduces enterprise catering services in US Pop…
 
 
How An Alumni Connection Led AVG to Sapho—Which Was Acquired for $200M
March 26, 2019
Subscribe to Founders and Funders on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRADIO, and Android Podcast Players. Episode Summary Though Alumni Ventures Group is now comprised…
 
 
Breaking Into the Jewelry Business
February 28, 2019
Entrepreneurs and Princeton graduate program alums Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui have found impressive success by following where life leads. While their respective stories began…
 
 
First Checks, Big Moves
February 28, 2019
Venture capital firms like to make a big deal about exits (for obvious reasons!), but at the First Check Fund, we’re just as excited about…
 
 
Helping Female Founders Achieve #Balanceforbetter
February 27, 2019
After spending three decades in the male-dominated world of finance, the celebration of International Women’s Day and its 2019 theme, #balanceforbetter, has special significance for me.…
 
 
3 Passions That Define AVG
February 19, 2019
By Mike Collins, CEO Great companies stand for something beyond the pure commercial value they create for the economy. Below, I list AVG’s three core…
 
 
5 Princeton Entrepreneurs You Should Know About
January 30, 2019
From astronauts to presidents, more than one iconic personality received part of their education at Princeton University. This includes many influential figures in business, including…
 
 
Newsletter Archive
January 30, 2019
2019 APRIL AVG – Sapho acquisition podcast,  Featured deals: EyeLevel.ai, Landit, ModBot, Oxygen, PartySlate, Stemonix Bascom – Whistler, Math and Method of VC article, Gender-lens podcast,…
 
 
A Davenport Yale Grad Uses Hip Hop to Empower Underprivileged Youth
January 29, 2019
Kevin Beckford is a Davenport College Yale grad and a Blue Ivy community member with a higher purpose, one driven by the inequality of opportunity…