Meet Ron Levin
June 28, 2019
We are pleased to welcome Ron Levin as Principal for The Yard Ventures. As a Harvard alumnus, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and investor in The Yard…
 
 
Meet our Portfolio Partners
June 26, 2019
At Alumni Ventures Group, we’re thrilled to be judged by the company we keep. This is especially true when it catches the attention of the…
 
 
Report: Spirits & Startups San Francisco
May 31, 2019
What do AVG’s investor appreciation events sound like? And why would anyone make the effort to attend one? Producer Ryan Burleson crisscrosses the U.S.A. to…
 
 
Doorway to a Deal
May 30, 2019
Connecting with classmates or fellow alums remains a unique conversation starter rooted in a shared sense of community. This feeling also applies to entrepreneurs and…
 
 
Purple Arch’s Startup Superlatives
May 30, 2019
Chasing winners is how you make money in venture, but how do you know a best-in-class company when you see one? The truth is, it…
 
 
Fun that Can Shape the Future
May 28, 2019
Northwestern alumna Pree Walia believes in putting innovation in the hands of the next generation of female makers – and on them. While it takes…
 
 
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…