Green D Ventures

Smart, Simple Venture Investing


What Is Green D Ventures?

 

The smartest, simplest way for Dartmouth alums to add venture capital to their portfolio. We are also…

  • A full-time alumni investment team
  • An Investment Committee with over 250 years of investing experience
  • 15K+ alumni followers
  • The only fund of its kind for Dartmouth alumni
  • Private, for-profit, and not officially sanctioned by the College

 

Follow the Fund

“When I got involved in Green D, I did so hoping it would be enjoyable to interact with others in the Dartmouth community and maybe help give back in a useful way. All of that has been true in spades, but I’ve been very surprised by the strength and quality of the deal flow – I just wasn’t aware of the number of outstanding entrepreneurs around the College and the incredible things they’re involved with. Of course, as Dartmouth folks, they’re willingness to engage and share with us is beyond generous. In addition, the Green D team does a tremendous job in getting us a look, winnowing down the pipeline, putting together concise diligence packages and allowing the investment committee to make quick and high quality decisions. Not only has it been rewarding to be involved but I hope and expect now it will also be rewarding financially for the investors.”

Chansoo Joung D'83, T'87Green D Ventures Investor

“Green D gives me access to exciting growth ventures that I normally wouldn’t be able to invest in. They also favorably tilt the odds for successful outcomes by accessing exciting companies exhibiting great traction, and that are vetted and supported by top VCs.”

Karen Zimmerman T'84Green D Ventures Investor

Why Invest in Venture Capital?

VC Outperforms the S&P

Key Takeaways

VC has consistently outperformed the S&P

VC can do well, even when other asset classes don’t

Sophisticated investors put 5-15% of their portfolios in VC


Investment Strategy

Smart, Simple Venture Investing

Diversified Venture Portfolio

15 – 30 investments per fund, diversified by stage, sector, and geography

Co-Invest with Strong Lead Investors

We only invest when a strong, established investor (often a fellow alum) is leading the financing

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 Top 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
  • Drive Capital Jurvetson (DFJ Capital)
  • Draper Fisher
  • 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

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 over 250 years of investing 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  with sector expertise, combining their due diligence with our own

 

See The Green D Portfolio

“I’ve had a great experience with GreenD, both as a co-investor and investor. From the co-investor perspective, GreenD invested in one of our deals and was outstanding to work with during the process – professional, transparent, responsive, focused on the “critical few” issues (rather than the trivial many), etc. The people at GreenD are also genuinely good people, always looking to help make things easier rather than more difficult. If our other capital partners were as easy to work with as GreenD, my life would be a lot smoother!!”

Gerry DeBiasi D'88Green D Ventures Investor

“Green D has been a standout partner. Mike took the time to thoughtfully learn our business and knows how to get things done. We partnered at a very early stage and Green D understood we were a good bet when other investors were hesitant. They have a keen sense of what matters and have proven incredibly easy to work with.”

Jeff DeFlavio G'15, T'15Founder & CEO @ Groups