An Introduction to Green D Ventures

Thursday, June 17th, 2:00 PM EST


Watch our 30-minute presentation about Green D Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Dartmouth-focused venture capital fund. The discussion will be led by Green D Ventures’ Managing Partner Laura Rippy, Principals Dean Drizin and Meera Oak, and Alumni Ventures’ Senior Partner Darrin Wizst. This presentation is open to all alumni and friends of Dartmouth.*

During the session, the team will discuss:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The value of the Alumni Venture Group model
  • Some examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of diversifying into venture capital
  • The minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
  • There will be time for open questions during the call

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital.



Meet Your Presenter

Laura Rippy | Managing Partner of Green D Ventures

Laura Rippy | Managing Partner of Green D Ventures

Laura brings operational perspective as a CEO, Chairman, and executive in technology startups. As Managing Partner at Ripplecreek Partners’ technology practice and General Partner at FA Technology Ventures she worked many tech sectors: mobile, consumer, internet, SaaS, cloud-based, marketing and enterprise software. She also served as CEO at Handango, creating the first marketplace of mobile apps. At Microsoft, she co-founded Sidewalk.com and MSN HomeAdvisor as part of an elite swat team spun out of Bill Gates’s office. Laura holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and AB in Government from Dartmouth (‘89).

Meera Oak | Principal of Green D Ventures

Meera Oak | Principal of Green D Ventures

Meera is a member of the Green D Ventures investment team, bringing along financial management and operational experience from her time at Yale University, where she managed a $1B budget of the $4B organization. Most recently, Meera worked with early-stage venture funds and incubators like Polymath Capital Partners and Create Venture Studio, and was responsible for investment sourcing and diligence across several verticals including enterprise SaaS, financial services, and consumer products. Meera has a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Dean Drizin | Principal of Green D Ventures

Dean Drizin | Principal of Green D Ventures

Dean is a member of the Green D Ventures investment team, bringing along investing and clinical experience in healthcare and startups. Most recently, Dean worked at Touchdown Ventures, where he helped lead a venture capital fund with a health system. Prior to Touchdown, Dean served as an active duty flight surgeon in the United States Navy, deploying to Japan and El Salvador as the sole medical provider to over 300 Naval aviation personnel. Dean began his career in healthcare investment banking at Banc of America Securities and healthcare venture capital at KBL Healthcare Ventures. Dean has an AB in Government from Dartmouth (salutatorian Class of 2006), an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dean continues to serve as a flight surgeon in the Navy Reserve.

Darrin Wizst | Senior Partner of Alumni Ventures

Darrin Wizst | Senior Partner of Alumni Ventures

Darrin is an investment professional with an extensive background in financial services and B2B. Throughout his 25 year career, he has worked with individual investors, investment advisors and their clients, and institutional (foundations and endowments) clients, with various investment vehicles including mutual funds, separately managed accounts, socially responsible portfolios, and alternative investments. He earned a BA in Economics & Public Management from UMaine and an MBA from Boston College.

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