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How An Alumni Connection Led AVG to Sapho—Which Was Acquired for $200M
March 26, 2019 Ryan Burleson | Producer, Founders & Funders

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 of more than 20 venture capital funds, it started with just one: Green D Ventures. The idea was to create a new kind of venture fund, one based on affinity […]

 
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 a continent apart – Sophie grew up in Holland, Bouchra in Morocco—a move to the United States for college brought them both a lasting friendship, and a partnership in a […]

 
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 celebrating a great entrance. Our fund is made up of portfolio companies taking their first rounds of investment, getting the “first check” that paves the way for expansion, innovation, and […]

 
Helping Female Founders Achieve #Balanceforbetter
February 27, 2019 Gail Gilbert Ball | Senior Partner, AVG Women's Fund

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. On one hand, few industries are so prone to gender bias as finance. On the other, there’s no more appropriate starting point to rectify the disparity, both in our organizations […]

 
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 passions. These are the things that provide meaning to our work at AVG and we use them to guide priorities, decision making, and commitments. All three passions center on venture […]


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