Founders and Funders

An AVG Podcast Where Entrepreneurs & Investors Discuss Building Great Companies

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EP 8: VC with “Midas Touch” Shares His Success Story
April 13, 2018

If you’re interested in becoming a venture capitalist or seeking to raise venture funding, then this interview with Jeff Crowe, a Dartmouth grad and a world-renowned investor, should be required listening. (Listen) Episode Summary: Though Jeff Crowe has achieved world-class recognition for venture investing in startup companies like Lending Club, Spotify, and Uber, he didn’t […]

EP 7: Yale Alum Exits Wall St. to Change How We Hire
March 30, 2018

When Porter Braswell heard his father deliver the tough love message that Porter would never play in the NBA, this eventual entrepreneur shifted his focus from having a basketball career to getting the best education possible. After a few years of working on Wall Street, something didn’t feel right. Learn more about this Yale alum […]

EP 6: The Easiest (and Newest!) Way to Break into VC
March 28, 2018

Until now, there has been no clear path for individuals wanting a career in venture capital. Learn how this Stanford alum and VC expert is part of a mission to make both venture investing and venture careers more accessible. (Listen) Episode Summary: Spike Ventures is the ninth fund created by Alumni Ventures Group (AVG) and […]

EP 5: When Being an Outsider Is Good for VC
March 27, 2018

You don’t have to be an expert in a field to know how to make good investment decisions around it. Bruce Cahan shares how successfully funding any pioneer economy often requires knowledge from other fields. (Listen) Episode Summary: Though Bruce Cahan has been involved in a wide range of activities throughout his career, he says […]

EP 4: Blockchain or Bust? The Safest Way to Invest in the Riskiest Sector
March 22, 2018

Learn how Shyam Kamadolli is making blockchain investing an accessible and easy-to-understand option for venture capital investors who want a stake in this revolutionary technology that is upending businesses like never before. (Listen) Episode Summary: Shyam Kamadolli, Managing Partner of Alumni Venture Group’s (AVG) Blockchain Fund, is in a unique and specialized position. Through a […]

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