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Diversity in Venture Capital: Doing Well and Doing Good
October 31, 2018

By Luke Antal, AVG Chief Marketing Officer & Venture Fellow Program Founder VC has always been a difficult industry to break into. Only a few jobs are available, and they are sought after by our nation’s best and brightest. Unfortunately, the industry has a history of homogeny: a recent study by Richard Kerby, a partner […]

Verity is Flying High in the Drone Market
October 31, 2018

With a new round of funding, Verity Studios just became the world’s most well-funded company in the rapidly emerging commercial indoor drone market. It also has one of the largest autonomous flight datasets and a growing IP portfolio, including 33 patent applications, with six already granted in the US and internationally. Founded in 2014, Verity […]

3 Blockchain Technology Companies Changing Their Industries
October 31, 2018

By Emil Mamedov, Applied Crypto Ventures Senior Associate With new blockchain companies popping up all the time that promise new and innovative ways to solve problems, it’s hard to know what ones are truly doing the groundbreaking things. Here are three particular startups that we consider innovative, disruptive, and unique. 1. The Boomerang Project — A More […]

Founder of First Check Fund Draws on Deep Roots in Seed Investing
October 31, 2018

Lynn-Ann Gries is heading one of the newest funds at Alumni Ventures Group, now one of the most active venture firms in the US. Her First Check Fund will focus on one of the most volatile stages in venture: seed investing. The mortality rate at that stage is high, but so are the potential payoffs. […]

Two Northwestern Alums Think Tablets Are the Answer to Prison Recidivism
October 26, 2018

According to Edovo, 12 million people funnel through our nation’s prisons and jails annually, and nearly half will return within three years of release. As an antidote, correctional education has proven to decrease recidivism by 43%, but more than 4 out of 5 incarcerated individuals still lack regular access to such programming. Brian Hill (Kellogg […]

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