Green D Ventures

Smart, Simple Venture Portfolios with Community


What Is Green D Ventures?

 

A smart, simple way for Dartmouth alums and friends of the community to add venture capital to their portfolio. We are also…

  • A full-time alumni investment team
  • An Investment Committee with broad professional, investing, and entrepreneurial experience
  • 24k subscribers and community members
  • Private, for-profit, and not officially sanctioned by the College

 

Follow the Fund

Investing with Green D has allowed us to easily add an asset class to our portfolio that was previously off limits. We appreciate the benefit of following the investments of well-known venture firms while gaining insight into Green D’s due diligence process and supporting the Dartmouth community.”

Hillary Brown T'06

We invested in the Green D Fund because we were looking to diversify our portfolio and felt confident that Green D would allow access to quality investment opportunities. While we were initially attracted by the connection to Dartmouth, we ultimately chose the Green D Fund because of it’s varied investments, access to an extensive community of entrepreneurs, and impressive management team.

Marty Blue T'92

Why You May Want to Add Venture Capital to Your Portfolio

 
  1. VC returns have been strong over many periods1
  2. VC returns are largely uncorrelated with other asset classes2
  3. A great way to be an impact investor

Footnotes:
1. Cambridge Associates, Venture Capital Benchmarks
2. Top Tier, The Inverse Correlation Between Venture and Public Markets


Investment Strategy

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Diversified Venture Portfolio

~20 – 30 deals per fund, diversified by stage, sector, and geography

Co-Invest with Strong Lead Investors

We exclusively invest alongside established VC investors

Deal Access via Alumni Connections

Entrepreneurial teams desire our investment because we are a meaningful check, low friction, and have a large rolodex

Co-Invest Alongside Leading Venture Firms

Invest In Deals Most Individuals Never Know About or Get Access To

  • 3M New Ventures
  • 500 Startups
  • Accel Partners
  • Accomplice
  • Alsop Louie Partners
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Arena Ventures
  • Aspect Venture Partners
  • Atlas Ventures
  • Benchmark
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Bezos Expeditions
  • BlackRock
  • Blockchain Capital
  • Borealis Ventures
  • Comcast Ventures
  • CrunchFund
  • DFJ Capital
  • Drive Capital
  • Flybridge Capital
  • Elephant Partners
  • Founder Collective
  • Foundry Group
  • F-Prime Capital (Fidelity)
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • Golden Seeds
  • Goldman Sachs Ventures
  • Google Ventures
  • Greylock Partners
  • Highland Capital
  • Javelin Partners
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Link Ventures
  • Maveron
  • Menlo Ventures
  • ML Capital
  • New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Nokia Growth Partners
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • NXT Ventures
  • Obvious Ventures
  • OrbiMed
  • Pelion Venture Partners
  • Relay Ventures
  • Resolute Ventures
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Summit Partners
  • Space Angels
  • SV Angel
  • Thiel Capital
  • Venrock
  • Winklevoss Capital
  • Y Combinator

AVG has invested alongside the firms listed above, but they are listed for illustrative purposes only. There is not guarantee that a particular fund or deal will invest alongside one of the firms listed above.


How does Green D assemble a great portfolio for me?

  • Full-time investment team wakes up every morning dedicated to delivering a diverse portfolio to investors
  • An Investment Committee with broad professional, investing, and entrepreneurial experience
  • We use our Dartmouth alumni and broader Alumni Ventures Group network to access deals that simply are not available to most individuals
  • We only invest in deals with a strong lead investor, often combining their due diligence with our own
See The Green D Portfolio

“As a member of one of the earliest classes of women at Dartmouth, I want to serve as a role model for younger Dartmouth alumnae. Just like more women belong at Dartmouth, more women belong in and can be venture investors. In addition, I believe investing in Green D Ventures helps to strengthen the entire Dartmouth community.”

Susan Funk D'81

“Given my love of Dartmouth and the Dartmouth community, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in Green D Ventures. It is wonderful to be able to support Dartmouth entrepreneurs while benefiting from great investments.”

Suzette Fandino T'94

The AVG Syndicate

 

Syndications are opportunities to invest in single asset funds that give you more exposure to a specific company you may be excited about and in which one or more of our AVG Funds will also be investing.

 

How it works:

  • Investors can opt into Syndication as they wish.
  • Opportunities are sourced by our 40+ full-time investment professionals and our Office of Investments.
  • All opportunities have passed our diligence process and are being invested in by one or more of our funds.
  • Minimums are typically $25K per opportunity, or $10K for Venture Club members.
  • Typically, only about 5-10% of our investments are offered to our Syndicate - normally when we are able to acquire a larger investment allocation.

RECENT DEAL

Rigetti is a full-stack quantum computing start-up. It focuses on designing and manufacturing superconducting quantum integrated circuits, building software to enable quantum computing, and integrating its systems into a cloud infrastructure.

Co-investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, and Y Combinator.

 

RECENT DEAL

Tembo Health provides a telemedicine platform connecting nursing home residents with specialized care providers through an intuitive video chat platform. This enables patients to access convenient, high-value specialty medical care at a safe distance.

Co-investors include Bloomberg Beta Founder and General Partner Karen Klein.

AVG regularly hosts webinars (~1 per week) on a variety of topics that are designed to appeal to both new and seasoned venture investors.